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Fake Steve Encourages Users To Join Operation Chokehold

Fake Steve Encourages Users To Join Operation Chokehold

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.
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I'm in... they are not charging me more money, HELL NO! Operation Chokehold is operational with my iphone :)

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I don't have an iPhone OR a data plan.... so I regretably cannot participate :-(

I have a feeling AT&T is gonna get a llot of angry calls from customer who are not in the know, wondering why they service is so poor lol

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No data plan here,...........I'm with all of you in spirit though.

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Ohh wait thats "Fake" Steve not real Steve. cancel any resemblance to anyone co-operating with that guy. I assume their will be millions of people wonmdering how AT&T's internet got so fast @ 3pm ET / 12pm PT today.

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So was their any result from this at all? or is fake steve an epic failure?

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Did it work? Did we bring AT&T to its knees?

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I think if you have to ask that question a month later, the answer is no. lol

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Haha, I think it's time for a Fake Bill Gates to propose an "IPhone Smashing Day".

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