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Sprint Throttles Top 1% of Users, Still Markets 'Unlimited'

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Jan 5, 2012, 6:40 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint throttles the data speeds of its top 1% of users, despite the fact that it markets its service as "truly unlimited." Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at an investor conference today, said, "For those that want to abuse [unlimited data], we can knock them off." Sprint ceased offering unlimited data to mobile broadband devices and tablets last year, but still says that unlimited data is available to smartphones users. Mr. Hesse didn't say what the throttling threshold is, nor how slow it dials down mobile data speeds. Phone Scoop has reached out to Sprint for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

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I work with sprint and can honestly say this is the first I've heard of this. Captain Ahash Jan 5, 2012, 7:59 PM
Abuse unlimited ? Tofuchong Jan 5, 2012, 9:24 PM
Everyone else does it Jellz Jan 5, 2012, 9:00 PM
We're Number Four! GravityFails Jan 5, 2012, 9:21 PM
Bad Reporting, This only applies to ROAMING. thejonnotjohn Jan 6, 2012, 11:30 AM
Terms and Conditions has always said something in regards to throttling.. famoussasjohn Jan 5, 2012, 11:09 PM
Throttle? Its already slow bigwrigg Jan 5, 2012, 7:20 PM
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