Operation Chokehold

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by natasha69, Dec 14, 2009.

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Are you going to take part in "Operation Chokehold"

Poll closed Dec 20, 2009.
  1. Yes

    19.9%
  2. No

    80.1%
  1. natasha69 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    http://www.fakesteve.net/2009/12/operation-chokehold.html

    LMAO

    This "Apple memo" that appeared mysteriously on Fake Steve Jobs' site plans an all-out iPhone attack on AT&T's network this Friday, December 18 at noon Pacific:

    "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!
    You could join this flashmob to bring AT&T "to its knees," but from what I can tell, it's already there. [Fake Steve]"
     
  2. zacharace macrumors member

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    #2
    Hahaha (x10)! That's actually pretty funny. Half of me kind of wants to do that, though; AT&T needs to "feel" something
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, let's all cut off our noses to spite our faces. This Friday, pass the word. :D
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I hope any ******* who wants to do this does it at a time when I am out of cell range and without care or worry because we all know that AT&T will get the point instead of deciding to limit the data network even more. Yeah this is a real good idea.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Apple Executive: Let's make it so we bring down the whole AT&T network. Then none of the iPhones will work in the U.S.
    Steve Jobs: WTF?
    Apple Executive: It'll be cool. We can stick it to AT&T.
    Steve Jobs: WTF?!!!
    Apple Executive: Yeah, we can finally show everyone that Verizon should get our phone.
    Steve Jobs: WTF??!!! Verizon didn't want the iPhone.
    [sends for goons to take out Apple Executive]
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #6
    Seriously? Stuff like this is why AT&T wants to limit data in the first place. And lets not forget that this won't hurt AT&T one bit, it will just hurt anyone that legitimately might need to use their phone during that time.
     
  7. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502

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    What about the great majority of iPhone users who have no problem with AT&T. Once again, the minority trying to have a majority voice.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    #8
    Well, no.

    (Hey, you asked!)
     
  9. paulcdb macrumors regular

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    this is like the crap on facebook where people stick in the message box that facebook is closing down, blah, blah.

    Really can't believe the dumb people who listen to it.
     
  10. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    JOIN THIS GROUP TO LOWER GAS PRICES LOLOL
     
  11. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    It must be a joke because everyone knows you can't run a data intensive app on your iPhone for an hour straight without the battery dying.
     
  12. natasha69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol, quite true. one time i tried to update tomtom OTA just for fun.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    #13
    Right. Somehow you bypassed the 10MB limit.
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    #14
    Huh? OTA on wifi.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    #15
    Well that would be counter intuitive to this thread regarding using the 3G network.

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    Also this "memo" is suggesting every DDoS the network; that's just great. Everyone commit a felony.
     
  16. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    #16
    I will be participating using Pandora, possibly a video streaming App (Qik/Ustream).
     
  17. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #17
    So you don't care that if you guys do bring the network down people who might actually need to use their phones might not be able to? You're just hurting users, not AT&T.
     
  18. renewed macrumors 68040

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    #18
    I seriously doubt very many people are going to do this... maybe 20 from this thread and maybe 20 or so from other websites... even if it was a few hundred it's not going to cause a problem...

    I guarantee my other friends who have iPhones have not even heard of this movement.
     
  19. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #19
    Well, this is already being talked about on Facebook, Twitter and several tech sites (Gizmodo, Mashable, Cult Of Mac, 9 to 5 Mac...)

    The thing is if a lot of people do this it's going to hurt the users who just want to use their phones and if not many people do this then what's the point anyway?
     
  20. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Some people just think they have too much power.
     
  21. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Let's start a "turn your iPhone off at 12 noon Pacific the 18th" movement then.

    That'll show these b*******.
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #22
    I sure as hell hope no one is dying or trapped inside a burning building and can't dial 911 from their cell phone because a bunch of self-entitled smug little jerks are tying up the network with this stupid little protest.
     
  23. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

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    #23
    aka. "typical Mac owner".
     
  24. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    #24
    Ever hear of a little app called 3G Unrestricter?
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    And what about those that dont wish to rebel against AT&T and are satisfied with their service? Maybe we should turn off 3G/Edge and not use data at all that day. Just on wifi :D
     

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