Some words, here!
Sounds like someone might have been threatened with legal action....
Fake Steve Jobs has retracted the online AT&T joke that somehow morphed into a legitimate protest against the telco's wireless network. But it may be too late. In a Wednesday post to his blog, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Dan Lyons (aka Fake Steve) acknowledged that Operation Chokehold is "just a joke that has spun out of …
Why on earth would they fix it when they can pay a fraction of the cost of fixing it to have the less-famous Wilson brother throw postcards around a giant map of the USA in an attempt to demonstrate that their 3G coverage isn't lame?
I notice in those ads they neglect to state whether they're talking solely about their 3G coverage, or are throwing EDGE in as well to make it look better. So they cover nearly the entire population with "a network", it would kind of suck to find out after you've signed the 2 year contract that the nearest actual 3G coverage is very far from you.
how crap is that network?
here in austria i get on average between 2 and 2.5mbps (actual, real throughput - the network is meant to be HSDPA 7.2mbps) at all times almost everywhere regardless of demand or time of day. why doesn't AT&T just build a proper network???
to be honest i have never ever in my life seen any degradation in network performance even during european champions league time when thousands of people are streaming video. why all the excuses? the network in the US is simply useless by the looks of it.
how much does the average iPhone user pay per month in the USA? I pay €19 a month for all calls, all SMS, and 3GB of data a month (calls and texts to all EU nations by the way), and i would never accept these kind of problems even when paying this amount.
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"attempt to deliberately degrade service on a network that provides critical communications services for more than 80 million customers" - yeh, right. You mean, a crumbling network that can't support 80 million customers and doesn't want them to be able to voice their dissatisfaction at how bad it is.
You mean they can build an excellent phone network that spans a whole 82000 sq km? Wow, that's amazing. Do you think they could scale it up to cover 120000 sq km? Because that's the size of just one state in the US -- and not one of the biggest ones, either. Oh, and with more people per square kilometer, too.
So yeah, just get DT or whoever built your network to bring some stuff over, I'm sure they could deploy a top-notch national wireless network in no time flat. If they did, I'd switch -- AT&T sucks! But until you get our awesome Austria-Net up and running, I gotta go with somebody.