Sprint No Longer Offering Unlimited Data Plans
Oct 26, 2011 12:31 PM –
The last hold out among U.S. wireless carriers, Sprint announced it will be discontinuing their Unlimited data plans for everything except smartphones (we’ll see how long that lasts.) What’s on the chopping block are tablets, netbooks, notebooks, USB cards and mobile hotspots. Specifically, the carrier said it will no longer bundle unlimited 4G wireless access into existing plans, which limit usage for its 3G service to 3 GB, 5 GB and 10 GB per month.
So as of the next billing cycle, customers who are already subscribed will continue to pay the same monthly amount but no longer get unlimited access to 4G service.
This differentiation was one of Sprint’s strongest selling points, especially for luring customers away from competitor carriers. And we assume it’s only a matter of time before they stop it for smartphones. Or at least use the same tactics as others; tiered priced plans or throttling speeds.
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