Things just couldn’t look any worse for AT&T as Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas lambasted the carrier for its failure to perform at Super Bowl XLV. The charismatic pop star suggested that it might be cool to send real-time updates to his Twitter followers as the BEP are doing their thing at halftime.
Will.I.Am said on Twitter:
So when Fergie is doing her part, and (other group members apl.de.ap and Taboo) [sic] are doing their part, wouldn’t it be awesome to send a tweet to all the people that are following … bring the people even closer to the stage.
It would have been neat – sort of like when you’re watching the news and they’re interacting with Twitter users in real time – except it didn’t work out as planned. Why? AT&T. Total AT&T fail during halftime according to the BEP star, “Att crashed…ahhhh!!!! The worse [sic]” very quickly followed by, “At&t??? Wow…no service during halftime…unbelievable.”
If there is any reason to switch to the Verizon iPhone this Thursday if you haven’t already pre-ordered as an existing Verizon customer, perhaps it’s Will.I.Am’s frustration. I’m sure plenty of you can empathize with the artist – sometimes you just want to be able to send a tweet or text message or e-mail. You don’t give a damn about making calls while using data at the same time, you just want to be able to make and sustain the call in the first place!
[Via: New York Observer]