Boost's unlimited plan is not unlimited data anymore!

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  1. jforten420

    jforten420 Well-Known Member
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    What's the deal?

    Yesterday I got at text from boost saying that there "Unlimited" data plan is going to drop to 2.5GB on January 20th. Then once you reach that limit it will drop to 256kbs. I don't even use that much cause I usually connect my phone to my homes WI-FI, but I still think it SUCKS! Am I the only one that thinks that? I really doubt it!

    So what's the point of an unlimited plan if it's not unlimited?
    Oh, and so much for those people who rely on Wi-Fi tethering! :'-(
     

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  2. ggiddix

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    That's why they are limiting it because so many people are tethering without paying
     
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  3. i2f

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    Agreed. Sucks very much. I'm actually considering metro pcs. I'm not sure if they tether, but at least they offer 4g LTE.
     
  4. mercury0x000d

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    Well, in a way it's still unlimited. They're not saying they're going to terminate your account or even disconnect the data portion of your service. Only a speed throttle. You can still use all the internet you want - it'll just be slow. I'm not saying I don't see your point, and yes, it does kinda suck. But at least they're not going the way of some companies (like Verizon) and cutting you off totally if you go over the prepaid cap. Or charge you out the nose if you're on a contract.
     
  5. deathtrap8675

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    I think you might be misunderstanding them. The message says we will have full download speed up to 2.5 gb then slow down to regular 3g speeds.(256 kbs). It sounds like they're actually removing throttle until we hit 2.5gb.
     
  6. kdraw44

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    I got same text message. Dous anybody have a pay as you go unlimited like Boost is now?
     
  7. Danzo

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    I was about to just post something about that, I got the text couple of days ago. Doesn't really bother me, I'm near a wifi router most of the time anyway. I would probably use 3g for navigation purposes.
     
  8. mac42

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    Maybe I'm just being hopeful. But my understang is that sprint is being pushed to LTE. Is there a possibility of boost sending out some ota to update to wimax?
     
  9. drewhill77

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    No our phone doesn't have the hardware to use wimax
     
  10. jforten420

    jforten420 Well-Known Member
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    I'm not misunderstanding them cause 256kbps is not 3G speeds. 3G should run around 1.5 to 2MBps. it's not even going to affect me cause I always connect to my homes Wi-Fi, I just think it's a bummer for everyone else. You know what I mean?
     
  11. jforten420

    jforten420 Well-Known Member
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    I was thinking the same thing the second time I read the message but after reading it through a few more times I realized that that was not the case. There going to run their data at regular speeds until you hit 2.5 gigs, and then they slow it down to 256kbs until your next monthly bill is paid then they raise the speeds back up when you pay them. But if you never reach the 2.5 gigs then your speed stays at the Max. Their doing it cause people are tethering so much. It's their way to try to get us to purchase their new Wi-Fi hotspot plan.
     
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  12. Marty_Since87

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    I got the same thing but I'll be switching to Metro PCS soon.

    GS3 ^_^
     
  13. UnknownUser1

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    Im also considering a switch but i dont really thnk itll happen funds dont fit purchasing a new phone
     
  14. lunatic59

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    *moved to the Boost Mobile forum*
     
  15. gadgetdaddy

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    I know users that are already being throttle down to 256k, and actually 256k is still considered to be 3G speed, just the very bottom end of 3G.
     
  16. SicFreak

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    The worst part of it, they're trying to get people to but the hotspot plan, but it's capped at the 2.5 as well
     
  17. gamikzone

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    i have never been able to hit 2.5 gb, my internet speeds are very slow already during the day usually around 500kbps.
     
  18. Topken

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    I though the 2.5gb limit was for 4g only are they now limiting 3g to 2.5gb a month? I rarely see 3g around here anyways so for me the speeds are far below 256kbs I normally get dialup or worse 1x speeds with my Samsung Galaxy Prevail.
     
  19. SicFreak

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    It's currently for 4g only, but in January it will include 3g. I already have slow internet anyways not anywhere near 3g speeds, so it'll be same here
     
  20. tube517

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    LOL. My wife's phone doesn't even get 256 kbps. We are lucky to get 75 kbps. False advertising.:thinking:
     
  21. guyphs

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    Shit, I go through 2.5 gigs in a couple weeks even without tethering
     
  22. kevincott

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    There is a good chance any subscriber will not get throttled unless their local area has slow down issues.

    TBH, I am perfectly happy with this policy. Data hogs slow down the pipeline for everyone else; they effectively 'choke out' other users.

    I am not a heavy user and there is a chance I will see improved 3G speeds when throttling is accomplished.
     
  23. jforten420

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    I don't use that much either, so we'll see if it speeds up our speeds. I doubt it though
     
  24. rockdoctor1

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    Sadly enough the service is so slow i (frankly) find it hard to believe anybody can even hit the 2.5g cap. I tether nearly every day (and i do pay for it) but rarely hit a gig of usage in a month. I have to say i am very disappointed with the data service. As i posted in another thread. I came from sprint and at a time both phones were active. The boost phone was much slower then the sprint phone even though (presumably) both phones were feeding though the same tower. I am just not sure if it is the phone or the service. The Epic 4 does not have a good radio in it and does spend a descent amount of time hunting for service where my old touch pro 2 had no issues. Definitely my last Samsung phone. On the other side, when i can get a 4g connection it is quite fast. Unfortunately, the 4g signal does not do well indoors so i have to be near a window to get it.
     
  25. MiguelAMX

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    So for 3G it will be less than 256kbps after 2.5gb ?

    I could care less, i never get beyond 70kbps. I just use the data for email and apps. I use my wifi for everything else.
     

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