Important notice about data usage


  1. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member

    Ok guys so here's the deal I just received a later stating that I am being monitored by sprint for "Violating Restrictions on using Sprints data services" I also received calls about this. It says that I will be closely monitored for ten days and if I violate it again I will be terminated. So has anyone else recoeved anything like this from sprint yet? It makes me feel uneasy being monitored by sprint this way. Where's my privacy?
  2. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    This question is not related to this section, I would post this in the Sprint section and I bet you will get a quicker answer there, see below

    Sprint
  3. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    Although the methods differ, both wireline and wireless data carriers do more or less the same thing: establish an Internet connection for you.

    Both have their own expenses and business that they have to deal with. None of them own a magic Internet tree.

    The day will come when all ISPs will have to give up the sm
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  4. biggie80

    biggie80 Well-Known Member

    I was booted off of Sprint about 6-7 months ago for using 29gb of data. I got cut before I received any letters or phone calls. The letter I did get was very confusing and didn't really state why I was dropped. I had to call sprint to find out. BTW Yes I was using tethering on my Evo 4G.
  5. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    Looking back at it, Sprint really don't have any other choice. Considering their terrible 3g and scarcely 4g coverage. Maybe when they get their 3g enhancement and LTE network connections up to 99 percent of coverage area - then they might consider changing their slogan. And I quote, "Sprint is the only network with truly unlimited data" end quote. Lol'd. They kills me with that. :D
  6. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    They are cracking down on unauthorized/breach of contract usage to protect their assets.

    I'm not even going to comment on your privacy statement
  7. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member


    Yea I figured they would, but if they boot me. Would they only be booting off my phone alone or my entire contract with my parents as well? And would I still owe them my amount of money plus the termination fee?

    Don't worry about my privacy statement, I already had that answer long ago.
  8. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I really have no answer. I have only seen individual lines canceled in the past (mine included)

    Not sure if it is an account or line issue
  9. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member


    Yea I'm going to call in on Monday and find out, to be honest I have been using netflix a lot, pretty much all day since I don't have cable anymore. And I know that takes up a lot of data.
  10. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    That shouldn't initiate a letter like that.

    What is your data usage

    do you tether
    (tethering internet connection to another device, like a laptop or tablet)


    and for those wondering above...no...hooking your tv up to your phone and watching a movie on it is not tethering.

    turning on the mobile hotspot and sharing the data connection via hotspot or usb is tethering (usb tethering was once free, it is not anymore from what I understand)
  11. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member


    Well I just saw my data usage, and I can see why they would monitor me.

    My data usage is

    3G Data
    508,975 KB

    4G Data
    23,943,534 KB

    Pretty huge -_-

    And yea sometimes I do tether.
    My girlfriend downloads YouTube videos and music.
  12. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member


    Wow! that's a lot of data. It is prolly the tethering tho.

    It's crazy...even in my heaviest usage I rarely go over 15 gb
  13. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member


    Yea haha this is the first time I go over 15 gb usually I'm under that so idk, but if they cancel only my phone, and not my parents phone. And I don't have to pay the termination fee, ill just pay my bill and get a new phone and connect back up with them haha but I doubt it will be that simple.
  14. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I was booted for excessive roaming back then and just a one line acct.
    The only reason I was able to come back was because I now work there....and even then I had to make calls to make it happen lol

    my name was definitely flagged.

    You could also consider paying for tethering....or just stop doing it ;)

    Employees are terminated for it from what I understand.
  15. thewalkingdead

    thewalkingdead Active Member

    88 GBs?! Dude what the *bleep* where you doing?
  16. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member


    88 GBs? where did you get that from?
    It's more like 24 GBs
  17. la sal

    la sal Well-Known Member

    From the thread starter.
  18. vicshalls

    vicshalls Well-Known Member

    What i would really like to know is how on earth do you even manage to keep a connection long enough to use 88 gbs? I am in an area that has lte and i have only seen that pop up once or twice and when i am on 3g my music just sits and buffers all day long. takes like 30 minutes to hear one freaking song. so again how on earth can you even manage to use 88gbs? blows my mind.
  19. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    step 1.. move!
  20. EVOlution91

    EVOlution91 Member


    Haha thanks that went over my head lol
    That's insane but come on even playing pandora all day long takes a large amount of data well I slowed down just for the ten days and I'm going to manage things better so they don't get suspicious
  21. kizzmocat

    kizzmocat New Member

    I would say "quit clogging our network!" Your abuses of the data screws the rest of us! So please stop
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  22. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

    My monthly, according the Sprint website Data Usage page, starting last August, in GBs:

    3.6, 3.6, 3.3, 3.8, 3.9, 4.5, 4.0, 3.6, 7.8, 5.7, 5.8, 7.0.

    Not sure what I&#8217;m klinking to cause it to creep up like that, but they haven&#8217;t said a word... yet. If do I get sent down the plank, I guess it&#8217;s back to cable.
  23. GalaxyNexus

    GalaxyNexus Well-Known Member

    Damn... Are you powering your whole house w/ your phone?
  24. thewalkingdead

    thewalkingdead Active Member

    Lol I think the OP is powering his whole house with internet access through his phone
  25. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Well-Known Member


    Are you talking about Jefboyardee?? If so I think a max of 7.8 gb's of data in a month is more than reasonable for an unlimited data plan. I use more like 10 gb a month, I do not tether, and I don't really think of myself as a power user. Now the OP used a bit more than me I believe.
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