Hot on the heels of AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega's announcement that the carrier would be pursuing tiered pricing for data plans
, Fake Steve Jobs took AT&T to task
. Ah, but he didn't stop there. Fake Steve has a plan to bring AT&T to its knees on Friday: Operation Chokehold.
Already amazed at the fact that AT&T is complaining about how users love the iPhone so much that 3 percent of its users use 40 percent of the bandwidth, Fake Steve has an idea to have 100 percent of iPhone users snag 100 percent of AT&T's bandwidth. Operation Chokehold is the idea of Fake Apple engineers, who proposed the following scenario via email:
Subject: Operation ChokeholdOn 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!
The idea has become viral. There is now a Facebook page dedicated
to Operation Chokehold, and Fake Steve didn't even have to create it himself.
We plan on participating ourselves. HH readers, will you? Remember, 12 PM PT on Friday, Dec. 18th.