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Boost Mobile to Begin Throttling Data Hogs in January

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Dec 19, 2012, 11:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Boost Mobile has announced via its Facebook page that it will begin throttling the mobile broadband speeds of customers who exceed their monthly data limits. The change in policy goes into effect January 20. According to Boost, its Monthly Unlimited plans will offer 2.5GB of full-speed data, but will be throttled down to 256Kbps if/when users exceed that threshold. Customers will be alerted when they reach 85% of their monthly limit. Customers' data speeds will resume to normal at the beginning of the next billing period.

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Dec 19, 2012, 6:22 PM


Most people I know on Boost get that speed or less regardless so I guess they won't notice a diffrence
Is that a lie?
LOL I don't know anyone on boost.
That's the standard speeds for everything of Sprint..
256kbps is blazing compared to the throttle that T-Mobile puts on you. Remember old 56k dialup ? Yeah...

Dec 19, 2012, 11:46 AM

Give 'em a Boost..

Throttling is logical especially when anyone abuses the alloted amount of data on any plan.
What constitutes abuse of unlimited? Rhetorical. Don't bother answering. We've had this fight on Phonescoop a thousand times since AT&T first started throttling. Its always have consumers & people under 40 vs sales trolls & people who miss the days wh...

Dec 20, 2012, 10:51 AM

good luck hitting the limit on sprins data network

seeing your using sprints data if you watched youtube itll take about an hour to load one video so it should only take about 35 days to hit the 2.5gb limit. sprint data speeds suck.

Dec 19, 2012, 2:38 PM

As goes Boost, goes Sprint...

Look for Sprint to start throttling soon, right? So, if their throttle back is 256 kbps, what's AT&T's? I don't remember.
I swear if I didn't have such a boring job I would get rid of my smartphone and have home internet, I'm so sick of these games the wireless carriers play!!! Us consumers pay a lot for our wireless bills, and I intend on using it!
That's a nice attitude. We have a right to speak our thoughts, opinions, and feelings on the topic. If you're that sick of it, maybe you should stop reading forums, message boards, newspapers, or anything else. No one's forcing you to.
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