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Sprint Starting to Kill Off Unlimited Data Plans

Posted by on October 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Let me clarify before we get into details. This is not for smart phone usage unless you use it as a hotspot. This is limiting tablets, netbooks, notebooks, USB cards, connection cards or mobile hotspot devices. I want to say that I called this somewhere and it’s not what you think but it’s the start.

If you were on their unlimited 4G data with a cap for 3G data starting next bill you will see that it’s a combined cap for 3G and 4G. If you want to go over it will cost you $.05/MB which equals $51.20 PER GB and that is while on the Sprint network, off it will cost $.25/MB purchased in 100MB increments for $25. But like I said this doesn’t apply to regular smart phone yet usage unless you are using it as a hotspot.

There will be no change to your Mobile Hotspot add-on monthly recurring charge. Additionally, if your phone plan contains unlimited data, you will continue to enjoy unlimited data usage on your phone while on the Sprint network.

The problem with this is that they just got the iPhone and they are pimping the fact they have unlimited data. That’s the only reason why people stay on Sprint anyway, right? I don’t see that lasting very long though I give it 6 months to a year before they jump the unlimited ship and join the rest of the phone carriers in the US.

If this pisses you off and you want to leave I’m pretty sure this falls under material adverse change and you can get out of your contract.

[via Sprint]

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