For years many of our more "serious" users have chosen to give their business to wireless operator and Sprint and Verizon Wireless reseller Millenicom
, since they've continued offering larger data allotments and unlimited options (they're a "no drama
" company to quote one of our forum users). The plans were particularly popular among more rural users, whose only alternative is often very expensive and heavily capped satellite service, or dial-up.
Now, according to posts in our forums
, many of those users are being told the company is discontinuing their BYOD and unlimited plans because of changes being imposed by Sprint. Sprint has been on a tear lately supporting MVNOs, though apparently not when they cater to heavy users or offer services superior to Sprint's own.
Millenicom's unlimited plan
and BYOD plan
were $80 a month. Alternative unlimited plans are obviously dwindling, and the new option Millenicom is directing these users to (via BMI.net
) features a 30 GB soft cap.
The complete e-mail being sent to users is included below:
Sprint has discontinued service to our gateway provider, unfortunately
that means we can no longer provide the Unlimited or BYOD Plan to you.
We anticipate your plan to be discontinued by Sprint by the end of this
month. We can offer a couple options for you available through October 31, 2013.
1. Continue your service through the BMI.net Unlimited/BYOD Plan. They
have agreed to honor your service through the end of this month at no
charge with an ongoing monthly service fee of $79.99.
2. Switch your service to the Millenicom 20GB Hotspot Plan. We will
provide a Novatel MiFi 4620LE with activation and shipping free of charge.
Given this is out of our control, we recommend that you act on this at
your earliest convenience. To resolve this issue click here.
(Do not reply to this email)
We deeply regret this circumstance,
I've contacted the company for more technical specifics on what Sprint has changed. You can check out our user Millenicom reviews here