Did Kris Allen really win the American Idol season finale because America liked him more? A breaking news story around the American Idol voting controversy reveals that AT&T may have influenced the results. According to The New York Times, AT&T provided free text-messaging and instructions on casting blocks of votes to two parties of Kris Allen supporters in Arkansas. A power text is the ability to send 10 or more text messages by pressing a single button. The New York Times says these types of texts, "have an exponentially greater effect on voting than do single text messages or calls to the shows toll-free phone lines." These services though were not provided at parties for Adam Lambert.
A spokesperson for AT&T admitted, â€œIn Arkansas, we were invited to attend the local watch parties organized by the community. A few local employees brought a small number of demo phones with them and provided texting tutorials to those who were interested.â€
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