MG Seigler of TechCrunch says he’s surprised by the number of responses and the depth of those responses to his post, AT&T Is A Big, Steaming Heap of Fail. I’m not sure why he’s surprised at all. Too, too many have trod this path before pointing out that AT&T wins the prize for one of the biggest bald face corporate liars out there. Heck, they won an Ink Blot award for just that last December, and no one seems to be trying to pass them by so far this year.
Dreaming here, but maybe MG’s post, given TechCrunch’s rank in the world, will have some success in moving the needle, but I doub it. AT&T is far too busy counting money and figuring out ways to keep the status quo alive to try and rectify any of the blatant insufficiencies that they saddle their customers with. While they laugh all the way to the bank, I’m sure they figure they can even fend off the federal government. I mean after all, we keep filling their coffers faster than we complain. Intriguingly, AT&T is alone as a target of scorn as evidenced by some of the comments on Sigler’s post, which is another reason AT&T can keep on shucking and jiving. They are a part of an industry that thrives on the fact that they don’t need good consumer rankings to make the cash register ring.