Via his on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again blog, Dan Lyons, aka “Fake Steve Jobs,” is calling on disgruntled AT&T customers to bring AT&T’s data network “to its knees” at 12 noon PST this Friday, December 18.
Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac, “The action is in protest of comments made by a company executive that some iPhone users are using too much data.”
Kahney reports, “Contacted by CultofMac.com, an AT&T spokesman said: ‘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.'”
“The AT&T spokesman doubted the action — if it goes ahead — will have much effect,” Kahney reports. “There’s only about 300 participants committed to take part, according to a Facebook fan page set up for the event.”
Full article here.