reply to io chico
Re: Give me Unlimited!
said by io chico:And even if Sprint offered "unlimited" 4G in my area I wouldn't go with the because I know "unlimited" is complete bullshit. I'd rather a company be honest form the start. Not tell me unlimited but really it's 2 GB then throttled to dail-up speed afterwards.
Agreed. Unlimited data is the only reason I stay with Sprint. I have a choice of two carriers where I live and AT&T is 3x faster, but Sprint is unlimited. I don't care about speed if I can't use my phone past the 3rd week of the month.
I've gone well over 2Gig many times and never ever been throttled as a normal user, as long as I am on a Sprint network. I can't speak for the tethring based cards tho
reply to BF69
Sprint doesn't throttle, your thinking of t-mobile's old unlimited plans, with X mb up to 4G speeds, which they still have in addition to the new truly unlimited and non-throttled 4G plan.
Glen Head, NY
They don't have to purposely do it. With the speeds I am getting in the neighborhood of around 200K/sec it might as well be throttled officially.
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reply to BF69
said by BF69:BF69 you got ATT confused with Sprint.
And even if Sprint ... I know "unlimited" is complete bullshit...Not tell me unlimited but really it's 2 GB then throttled to dail-up speed afterwards.
The only sense in which Sprint does "throttle" per say is based on on current tower useage like any other carrier. Once a tower gets "full" they allow everyone to get an equal slice of the pie. But this metric doesn't take into past data usage.
This is very different from the straight 128kbps cap ATT throws on their "unlimited" users that use too much data.