AT&T Dismisses Operation Chokehold as an "Irresponsible and Pointless Scheme"

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We've told you about Operation Chokehold, the attack on AT&T's network scheduled for Friday, but now AT&T has something to say about as well. They're not exactly happy and throw around words like "irresponsible," "pointless," and "nothing amusing." Ouch!

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This is what an AT&T spokesperson contacted by Cult of Mac said about the plot:

We understand that fakesteve.net is primarily a satirical forum, but there is nothing amusing about advocating that customers attempt to deliberately degrade service on a network that provides critical communications services for more than 80 million customers. We know that the vast majority of customers will see this action for what it is: an irresponsible and pointless scheme to draw attention to a blog.

I sincerely doubt that this statement will affect Operation Chokehold's attempt to make the AT&T network pee its panties as it runs crying to mama, but I suppose we'll see what happens this Friday. What are your guesses though? Will iPhone data start crawling at an even slower pace than usual? [Cult of Mac]

DISCUSSION

Whoa whoa whoa whoa...An AT&T Spokesperson stated that their network provides communications services for more than 80 million customers? What about paid AT&T spokesperson Luke Wilson's claims that AT&T covers over 300 million Americans?

1) AT&T - get your story straight.

2) AT&T - Get your network FIXED so that people don't need to complain badly enough and go through with an "Operation Chokehold" protest.

Bottom line, AT&T, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining. It's for BS like this that I am not going to come back to AT&T.