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memnautikus

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I had AT&T iPhone 4S and yeah speeds we're great. But I only got close to 2 gbps rarely but always over 1. I went to sprint because of the unlimited data. Has anyone ever gone over 5gb a month? I am trying to find out if they throttle it. If u have sprint please post the most gb you had with sprint. Thank u.
 

rom x

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there are zero limits unlimited means unlimited with sprint no throttling. that is how a smart phone contract should be if you ask me.
 

Europa

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#4
There is no throttling and it truly is unlimited. However, I believe it's only a matter of time before they start capping data. They can get away with it right now because their 3G speeds are very slow and thereforee I doubt they have many people using 20+ GB/month like AT&T does. I think they offer unlimited plans to stay competitive. They each have to have one thing the other doesn't. For Verizon it's the best nationwide coverage. For AT&T it's the fastest data and simultaneous 3G and voice. I've never gone over 1 GB/month and AT&T has what I care about the most so I've stuck with them.
 

rom x

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oops i forgot to post my most gb's per month. the most i have ever gone with sprint has been approx 6-8gb's
 

jawbrkr

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I'm on the sprint unlimited data plan myself. I just joined less than 2 weeks ago and I have noticed their 3G seems slow. But that can depend on different things. Some websites load faster than others depending on the content. When I'm at home or work I use wifi anyway. In between it's 3G.


Sent from a phone that's better than yours!
 

rom x

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i agree the 3g speeds on sprint aren't blazing fast but they are fast enough. but the 4g really screams in my area;)
 

memnautikus

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#9
I wouldn't mind getting that hotspot but after they forced everyone a 5 gb cap that's not going to happen. I've read ppl had unlimited for years and suddenly Sprint took that away. It's scares me that they can easily even do that to all of us with smartphones. Take our unlimited. That would be screwed up.
 

rom x

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i have a funny feeling you are right. i just hope it takes awhile for them to actually do it.
 

memnautikus

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#11
Well if they do cap it I would end up going back to AT&T. I was paying for that 4gb hotspot option with AT&T. That's my route. But I see Verizon got that double your data thing. But yeah I hope they keep unlimited for a while.
 

memnautikus

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#13
I got something funny I just noticed. If u go to sprint website and click learn more after clicking unlimited data you'll see that ticker increasing in kbs, then mbs, as their saying why limit yourself, and when it goes into the gbs, the screen changes after displaying 5 gb. I think it's funny because it doesn't go past the 5.
 

rom x

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http://www.macrumors.com/ reporting Sprint is throttling back the top 1% of data users. It has begun, what happened to truly unlimited?


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according to this news thread it's not for thoes using sprints network but "The throttling only applies to customers who use excessive data while roaming on partnered networks" so sprint is still truly unlimited.