AT&T Pop-Ups = Annoying, but not that big of deal I saw this last night and thought "WTF," and then dismissed it. A bit irritating, but no big deal as long as AT&T doesn't get carried away.
I was a lot more annoyed when Comcast started putting ads that you had to scroll through in the program guide.
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Same here. Though my mom was a little more annoyed about them than I was.
I said there was nothing you could do to prevent them, only dismiss them when they show up.
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It is a big deal, because give an inch take a mile - or however that phrase goes.
Once they see people as seeing this as acceptable behavior they will continue to increase the frequency and the annoyance factor.
Someone posted the e-mail address of the CEO and telephone number.
Please e-mail and call and complain - keep it professional, but make clear that this is unacceptable to be placing pop up ads on a service for which we are paying for.
Suggest that if they want to do it to give people a method to opt-out so they do not see the unwanted ads at all!
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alternate phone: 210-821-4105 (headquarters, press 3, ask for Mr. Stephenson's office)
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Clearly Stephenson isn't a geek (what CEO is?).
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...especially at my own damned company.
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