Discussion in 'Sprint' started by FreakyLocz14, Jun 9, 2011.
Have a gander yonder:
Sprint is Now the Only 'Unlimited' 4G Carrier | PCWorld
Yep. I'm perfectly fine with unlimited 3G and 4G with the understanding that it's not likely to every have 100% coverage in the USA. I want it focused in the top 100-200 markets and airports areas. There are a lot of square miles in this country, and I don't expect any carrier to have full coverage in all of them. To do so would come with high expense and some carrier-specific controls. Oh, right - that's LTE!
Go Sprint! Go Wimax!
Worth pointing out that 5gb cap on 3g doesn't apply to those pay the 10.00 premium. Other than that mistake great article.
Nice catch. Was gonna say, I've exceeded 5GB's on Sprint's 3G and 4G numerous times, and Sprint is definitely not throttling (or charging).
My brother's old HTC Hero was throttled before. I've never been throttled with my EVO or EPIC, so I can confirm this.
there has never been a 5gb cap on data.
only hotspot/data cards have the cap.
i thought tmobile did the cap a while back??
T-Mo's "truly unlimited" plan throttles at a measly 2GB's now.
before it was 5GB.. right?
and now it has pricing tiered plan
Not true. Older devices that do not have the 10.00 premium are capped at 5gbs. Trust me... we have gone round and round on this since the premium fee came out. Also usb modems, data cards, and hardware hotspots are capped (as you pointed out) but the hotspot ,when paid for, on a phone such as the Evo with the Premium fee doesn't have a 5gb cap. So to summarize
Anything that pays the 10.00 Premium Data Add-on = No Cap , No Throttle
Anything that doesn't = 5gb with a 5 cent (this might have increased or decreased) per MB overage fee (which they rarely charge), No Throttle
Now Sprint reserves the right to do whatever they want if you are downloading tons of data and maybe online gaming, etc SO technically they can throttle and cap and charge, etc. But they haven't for the point of this discussion
correct. Before T-Mobile was throttled at 5GB. Now T-Mo throttles at 2GB, although there are options for 5 and 10GB... But, they get very pricey once you move up.
not as pricey as att and verizon
lol. Thats for sure, but it goes without saying... nothing is as pricey as att or vzw
I'm in Phoenix Az. Absolutely no 4G... extremely disappointing =(
Yeah River seems to have a pretty good explanation for that with the way Arizona government does things. Really Sucks. I can't really complain anymore in New Orleans because we at least have unofficial 4g here. it is spotty and limited but I get 8 megs down from my couch in my Condo.
There is 4g in north Phoenix Scottsdale Chandler and in mesa where I get it often.
There are four 4G hotspots in the Phoenix Area actually... but all 4 of them are more than a 30 minute drive away from where I live.