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12-16-2009, 11:39 PM #61
and i'm not sure if i'm in or not seems really stupid lets bring down the network we rely on to be connected with everyone else... seems like we are skrewing ourselves over to me
12-16-2009, 11:47 PM #62
then again, maybe your just paranoid.killall Terminal
12-16-2009, 11:51 PM #63
12-17-2009, 12:04 AM #64
this could actually work, if its something that people plan to do say once or twice a week. It could basically force ATT to upgrade, because there would be so many blackouts in service happening at a set time, that it would be feasalbe to think that companies that use AT&T might actually move there contracts... just a thought.. i plan on doing it, even though i have great service most of the time here in Arkansas
12-17-2009, 12:38 AM #65
I love this thread. We are all so entrenched in our opinions and very vocal. This thread is down right American.
That being said, the pro-attack side of the community sounds like terroists. You're causing harm to innocent people so you can get what you want, terrorism defined. Before we spam a network, we should wait untill ATT makes their decision on whether to charge us or not. I'm a 24 year old male, of course I want to stick it to the man! But this isn't a proper outlet for our frustration. I can't change your mind, and I don't even want to try.
I'm lucky enough to live in a small city (Amarillo, TX) where 3G is available but hugely unpoluted. I see tons of people with iPhones, but to them it's just a phone. I wouldn't be surprised if I own the only jailbroken phone in this town. I helped some people jailbreak pre-3.0, but the people here are technological tards and didn't understand the benefits of the hacked phone. They went JB so they could change their wallpaper, lol.
Does my 3G coincide with other cities' 3G? Amarillo's coverage is just fine, never dropped a call. But my 3G is different than the bigger cities, right?
Fun fun topic! Good night all
12-17-2009, 01:31 AM #66killall Terminal
12-17-2009, 02:01 AM #67
i dont see this doing much harm unless there is a mass amount of data use in one area. im always on my phone so i'll do some speed test to see if there are any affects from the operation choke hold.
also with the iphone you can use data and voice calls at the same time. will all the data use even affect calls?
12-17-2009, 05:53 AM #68
Sure, call me paranoid all you want. Point is, I believe there will be repercussions to this act, and nobody knows what it will be, I am simply offering a viewpoint of what the other side could do.
12-17-2009, 06:43 AM #69
this guy, and anyone who participates in this is an immature cockstain.....it's simple, u don't like at&t, don't enter into contract with them and don't give em your business. One thing i would like at&t and any other company that u enter into a service contract with is an escape clause.....hence.....if the TOS changes, and u don't agree with them, you should be able to cancel the contract without penalization. but here we have a guy, all grown up, working for a major publication being a whiney b***h, as far as i'm concerned.....he can suck a fart outta my @$$
12-17-2009, 07:08 AM #70
What the "other side" can do is what gas companies do when folks circulate the same idea regarding gas prices. Folks boycott for a day gas companies and 2 weeks later gas prices rise. Of course, mobile providers don't have the legal means to raise your service fee while under contract but it also doesn't endear users to them. Anyways, sounds foolish. Just my thoughts.
12-17-2009, 07:24 AM #71
It seems like people think that AT&T just sits idly by with upgrading their networks. They are working on this every day. It won't happen overnight.
12-17-2009, 07:27 AM #72
Do any of you morons actually use your brains when it comes to business matters like this? Or do you all just follow on like baby ducks hoping for some kind of resolution? You're all going to probably end up ruining it for ALL OF US. Not just me, not just joe the plumber,even you yourselves. Such stupid childlike brains you all have.
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12-17-2009, 08:49 AM #73
i will be using my slingbox with 3g unrestrictor!!!
12-17-2009, 10:53 AM #74
stroke'n that shaft
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12-17-2009, 12:41 PM #75
12-17-2009, 12:58 PM #76
Back to square one, my point.
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12-17-2009, 01:17 PM #77
I don't drink kool-Aid, I don't join cults.
This is why I break out in cold sweat going to Apple retail store.
12-17-2009, 01:40 PM #78
Anyway, on Abc they have official comments from the FCC chairman and from homeland security.
Seriously guys, I'm not trying to argue, but simply asking people to think.
Even the fake Steve Jobs is recanting on this operation. Possibly because he could face legal issues for attempting to negatively impact communications infrastructure??
Once you start seeing FCC and other govt agencies commenting, you know things are spinning out of control. If this does have an impact it will simply justify to the FCC, AT&T and everyone else that we use to much data, and will support caps on data. This could very well backfire.
This issue is very visible right now in the press, the point has been made. Oh and all the people supporting this on facebook with their names, personal data...seriously? Does the name cisco fatty ring a bell? People lose jobs/denied jobs for what is on their facebook...and once on the internet, always.
I think the chokehold will continue as planned, and good luck to all who participate. I'm done.
12-17-2009, 01:52 PM #79
Heated topic huh? If this is the only way to get At&t's attention, so be it - will it work? Dunno. Buut it seems like the point is being lost:
"AT&T isnít investing in a network to support the iPhone and future mobile computing platforms even though they have the resources to do so, and are maximizing short-term shareholder profits over long-term share-holder and customer value"
but I thought these bits of info from Gizmodo were pretty enlightning
oh and here's the link to AT&T's financial sheet
12-17-2009, 04:29 PM #80
I made it ra1n...again
'Reloading Data' - Ive spent the majority of my life seeing this