Over at The Fake Diary of Steve Jobs there is a protest scheduled for December 18, 2009, Friday at high noon PST. The protest is against AT&T and their remarks that their network slows down because some users hog bandwidth. Recently though AT&T has promised users in San Francisco and New York more bandwidth after thousands have complained of poor service in those areas.
Here is what the protest will be:
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!
AT&T is labeling this as nothing more than a stunt and is dismissing it. As well they should. After all, users of the AT&T network should feel privileged to be paying for spotty service. Isn’t that the American way? Steal from the consumer to line your own pockets.
What do you think? Will this type of protest get the attention of AT&T or is it just a waste of time?