When used as a data card, sadly yes.
Click here: »shop.sprint.com/mysprint/zipcode ··· id=32332
enter your zip and it should list the plans.
They are usually:
3GB for 35
6GB for 50
12GB for 80
All of the above plans feature an outrageous 5 cents a meg overage... so be very careful (that works out to $51 a GB).
If you don't want a 2 year contract, and if you happen to be in a city with sprint wimax coverage you might want to check into Clear ( »www.clear.com
) or virgin mobile ( »www.virginmobileusa.com
). The plus side of clear and virgin mobile is that there are no overages, but you will be throttled down to 256kbs on virgin once you use your montly allotment.