Operation Chokehold: Digital Flash Mob

Posted: December 15, 2009
Operation Chokehold: Digital Flash Mob

Dan Lyons, aka "Fake Steve Jobs", joins Kevin Pereira to talk about his Operation Chokehold, a digital flash mob planned for Friday against AT&T in response to the network’s complaints about "bandwidth hogs". Find out how political and consumer activism is changing in the digital age. Check it out.



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  • joecassara

    No one has a love affair with their wireless phone service provider; but you don't urge AT&T to improve its network and terms by attempting to bring it down or violating your contract with the entity. Much the same as you don't put out a fire with a gasoline shower.

    Operation Chokehold is an irresponsible coalition of childish attention seekers that could, if their mission is successful, create an engagement of economic hardship and personal danger.

    Join "Operation Cuckoo" on Facebook if you feel Operation Chokehold is an ill-conceived solution to a credible problem.

    Posted: December 17, 2009 7:25 PM
  • PhantomYoda

    I actually think this is a great idea. I don't have an iPhone, but I have been a loyal HTC customer through ATT for several years now. For those that don't know, most of iPhone's features look extremely similar to those that have been on HTC phones for years before iPhone came out.

    Anyway, I am also pretty upset about how crappy ATT's network is. Where I live, I barely ever get more then a few bars on edge, and according to ATT's latest commercials/ I should be on a 3G network. Download speeds suck ass too.

    What I am really upset about is that ATT recently offered unlimited data/txt/mms for most of their users for $30.00 a minute. However, we who have smart phones, including the iPhone (and my HTC Fuze, Tilt, and Tilt2) are not allowed to use that plan and have to pay the $50.00 a month plan for the same service.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 2:00 AM
  • BlackLable69


    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:32 AM
  • 0Devildog0

    I think I just saw a Verizon Exec doing back flips in the street.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 11:42 PM