In response to AT and T begging their iPhone customers to stop using so much data as it brings down their substandard network, the Fake Steve Jobs has suggested that everyone participate in “Operation Chokehold”, a national hour of using as much AT and T bandwidth as possible, to force AT and T to say “Uncle” and do something about their network. Although the Fake Steve Jobs says it was all in jest, the joke may be on AT and T if enough people participate in Operation Chokehold, spoof or not. Operation Chokehold is scheduled (or not) for this Friday, December 18th, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., PST.
According to the Fake Steve Jobs, he ‘received’ an internal email that was supposedly circulating within Apple, which reads:
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Subject: Operation Chokehold
On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. THe idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!
Intended to be taken seriously or not, Operation Chokehold has gained some serious traction, and has been picked up and featured in dozens of web publications.
Will it really happen? And will it make a difference? Let us know if you plan to take part in this fake-turned-real plan to send a message to AT&T, and, once the Chokehold hour has passed, whether you did.
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