Sprint As Sprint gets poorer and their infrastructure shrinks. Their prices will continue to go up and more restrictions will appear.
Wow... I almost switched to them for their unlimited plan.
Glad I didn't waste my money or time. Unlimited ain't unlimited if you LIMIT IT.
Re: Wow... Given sprint's current 3G network's abysmal performance, They really have to do this to their prepaid mvno's. Sprint has to be losing tons of post-paid customers who use their 3G network.
Imagine paying $100 for sprint's 3G network, yuck!
So Who's gonna sue them? There taking a existing unlimited plan and making it limited. Only out they have is there isn't a contract so they will hide behind its was unlimited for that month, and no that plan wont be available next month.
$ not so much of a good thing, and shrinkage takes on a whole new meaning, doesn't it??
Wouldn't that be an improvement? When I was with Sprint until 11 months ago, 256 kbps on a consistent basis would have been better than normal! That's pretty sad!
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Re: Wouldn't that be an improvement?
Yeah. Throttle me right up to 256kbps please.
Glen Head, NY
Re: Wouldn't that be an improvement? Me too!
Re: Wouldn't that be an improvement? Well your choices are T-Mobile or Sprint for unlimited. I've had sprint since the late 1990s and their network has improved, but their data hasn't. My speeds are throttled 24x7 by their crippled network. Places that do have 4G have very nice speeds. I was out in Crystal City, VA and I got 15-20mbit via their 4g. However, Sprint is very slow to roll out service. I'm sure by the time they get markets covered, ATT and Verizon will have finished blanketing the U.S. and well be on to 5G or whatever service is next.
San Antonio, TX
Re: Wouldn't that be an improvement? Hah! Agreed. Maybe they should switch us over to 2G (1xRRT)?
Actually... we'd probably get better speeds as that service will "burst' at 144 Kbps.
Re: Already enforced on VM Exactly. The coverage issues are much more of a problem than this throttling, which would really only kick in on WiMAX, and even then, it wouldn't be that big of a deal.
Looks like a tactic to me. They know this will piss off many people which will have them move to another carrier by choice and as the numbers reach rock bottom the stragglers that remain will probably get a free phone once they turn off the iDEN network.
To throttle... I guess they don't know that 'to slow' is a synonym for 'to limit' (as well as 'to throttle').
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A sign of whats to come? Is this Sprints way of slowly migrating from "Unlimited" data. I won't be surprised that Sprints Unlimited data does not survive 2013
Good thing I left Sprint when I did.
Sprint's own fault Their decision to whore out their 3g network to every cheap two-bit MVNO they possibly could has absolutely trashed their 3g network for everyone. Including their own pre-paid customers, no matter how hard they QoS the MVNO players.
VZ and ATT do share but limit MVNO presence on their 3g network, and there's no way in heck they'll be sharing their 4g network with anyone anytime soon. Maybe with softbank's cash, they won't be as desperate.
But.. Will this change effect current boost customers or just new sign-ups. I remember back when VM started the 2.5Gb limit someone commented that current subscribers kept their unlimited and not throttled at 2.5. I don't know if that was the case, but I can't tell from the other DslR article what the plan is.
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You guys are overreacting As much as I hate Sprint's network this does not seem to be a move of greed on their part. It seems to be an actual attempt at alleviating congestion on their putrid Network since they only limit speed and charge no overages. Not like many Sprint customers would notice anyways, for many it would be an upgrade. This traffic management might be worth it, if it improves this situation in the interim, before upgrades from Softbank can be brought live(hopefully purchases of better spectrum. T-Mobile eliminated their throttle when they got more built out capacity-wise. Sprint may do the same if they get the abysmal network under control. Then, hopefully, more robustly built out using Soft bank cash. I would pull for Sprint as Verizon and At&t are the only decent networks for my area. I personally prefer AT&T for good customer service and an HSPA that covers more area than VZ LTE, which frequently falls back to CDMA speeds in areas right around me(1xRTT or EVDO Rev A yuck!). They are overpriced though and VZ is even worse. Would be nice if Sprint could get serious enough to bring pricing pressure to bear on the market. Even someone else. The more, the merrier! As to the Sprint brand, it makes business sense to throttle that last. Otherwise they would see more churn from postpaid to prepaid than they already have from people trying to dodge the throttling.
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You didn't know it was coming? You would've had to been living under a rock to NOT know this was coming!
Considering I don't live on my phone like so many other people, this will have absolutely no effect on me and I could care less about it except for the fact that it will throttle the pigs who do live on their phones!!
For the $35 a month I pay, Boost is till the best around and has better coverage in my area than Verizon or T-Mobile, both of which I've had before, with Verizon being the worst of these 3, for me.
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RE: boost wonder if this also applies to paygo or daily subscribers as well.
Unlimited.... what. If it's an unlimited plan data-wise, that's one thing to then limit the speed. What's the FAQ EULA ETC say. Actually, is there any such thing as an unlimited plan speed-wise? Although infinite speed would be nice.
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Virgin Mobile does the same thing now. Virgin Mobile is doing the throttle now with 2.5GB to 256kps so it was only a matter of time.
The thing with unlimited Data on Sprint, Tmobile etc is that once their subscription base reaches 60, 70, +80 million these unlimited plans will disappear. Everyone going to be on a tiered data plan eventually. It's really to bad that such dated concepts of tiered data are coming back from the days of when the internet first became commercial.