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Thread: "Operation Chokehold" Spreading
12-16-2009, 04:31 PM #41
It stuns me that otherwise intelligent people seem to think that this is a good idea.
Either they have no knowledge of how UMTS works, no knowledge of economics or are far less intelligent than I give them credit for.
Or I am wrong.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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12-16-2009, 04:33 PM #42
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12-16-2009, 05:01 PM #44
honestly, if i wasnt on tmobile right now, id be all for this :P
12-16-2009, 05:07 PM #45
12-16-2009, 05:12 PM #46
12-16-2009, 05:13 PM #47
Either way, I really hope you don't participate, unless you actually enjoy being part of a pointless cause.Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
If I helped you, be sure to press the Thanks! button over there ->
If I didn't, press it anyway.
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12-16-2009, 06:30 PM #48
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Last edited by The Maestro; 12-16-2009 at 06:33 PM.IPhone 3GS Black 16GB 3.0
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Originally Posted by iPhoneDummy
12-16-2009, 07:01 PM #50
The person who dreamt this up should get alot of cudos. If it works, I only hope Verizon finds a way to use this in a comercial somehow - so that it really steams AT&T's @ss for days!
BTW, for those (who live in one of the 5 or so cities with GREAT 3G coverage) that think this will cause AT&T to raise our fees, big deal - don't participate. The rest of us with crap coverage will fill in for you..........!
Last edited by jayson9; 12-16-2009 at 07:04 PM.
12-16-2009, 07:05 PM #51
this is just gonna slow down the network for 1 hour, okay. Is it just like when people are trying to use their cell phones during 9-11 and getting a busy signal.
12-16-2009, 07:25 PM #52
12-16-2009, 07:39 PM #53
If users are deviating out of normal 3g usage and 3g times, it can be 'assumed' they are participants in the choke hold operation.
I know it seems laughable, but at a company I worked at, we developed such a program to parse out personnels internet usage on company time by user name, data used and time. This happens more than we think in this wonderful digital age.
This being said, I seriously doubt ATT would want to spend the resources doing this as it is time consuming (unless they already have a program to pareto data, which they may have in order to analyze 3g bandwidth compared to peak usage times.)
I also do not believe this is going to provide the desired results.
12-16-2009, 07:47 PM #54
Cool, queers... ***** and complain to get what you want, typical douches. If you take part in this, you are undoubtedly a gigantic **** who probably doesn't understand ATT's service anyways.
Go buy a T-Mobile Nokia, idiots.Respect your elders.
12-16-2009, 08:17 PM #55
This is not going to really prove anything. It may just cause a small hiccup in the network but if any other phone company would have accepted Apple's bid to bring the iPhone to their network they would have faced the same issue. To bring any type of telecommunication to it's knees it takes a disaster. Take the I-35 bridge collapse in Minnesota. Minutes after that happend all our sites communication went down. We had no land lines, cell phones and internet. All 3 services are provided by different companies. The only way we knew about it at our job site, which is 15 miles away, was because a courier mentioned it to us 30 minutes after the event. We had no idea because we don't listen to main radio and our phones could not get or send calls, even land lines. An hour of some people using video services will not be much.
I would find it funny if some of the people that participate in this do it and forget to turn off wifi. Also if you load a long YouTube video doesn't it just cache it. So you take a minute or so to download a 9 min video, which would still leave about 8 mins of no data.
12-16-2009, 08:57 PM #56
Down with AT&T!
Last edited by ty22; 04-13-2010 at 05:09 PM.
12-16-2009, 11:03 PM #57
This isn't illegal...doesn't violate terms of service
12-16-2009, 11:09 PM #58
I don't have issues with ATT and never have, even to all the places I travel. But good luck to those with this. Like I mentioned ealier it more than likely won't do much and the places it will are the areas that already have an issue holding load so most people will shrug it off.
Last edited by Cer0; 12-16-2009 at 11:12 PM.
12-17-2009, 12:01 AM #59
And what happens when the network ends up supporting the attempted dos?
AT&T will look like heroes.
Good luck with whatever it's being called.
12-17-2009, 12:32 AM #60
Thanks to YourTube Cracked I will be downloading "High Quality" videos from YouTube within that hour. Anybody that doesn't agree with this is a punk... It's only for 1 hour. Fix your Service AT&T. I'm tried of drop calls.