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Sprint Confirms 5GB Data Cap for Hotspot Add-On

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Sep 22, 2011, 9:42 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today confirmed to Phone Scoop via email that it is making a change to its Mobile Hotspot add-on plan. Starting October 2, the $29.99 Mobile Hotspot feature will have a 5GB data allowance for 3G or combined 3G/4G usage. Sprint spokesperson Emmy Anderson said, however, that Sprint continues to offer unlimited data for phones in its Everything Data and Simply Everything plans. Mobile Hotspot data consumption is calculated independent of a customer’s phone data consumption.

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Sep 23, 2011, 12:09 PM

I wish that

They would add this part to the commercials

Sep 22, 2011, 10:29 AM

Good Thing for Root and other OS'

Rooted Android users dont pay for Hotspot, therefore will probably be exempt from this...

Also, previous platforms, such as Windows Mobile never had to pay for hotspot anyways and should stay exempt also..
I wouldnt be suprised if sprint cracks down on the android root though. ATT cracked down on jailbroken iphone tethering. I believe verizon did the same for the android rooted hotspot.
Right, because that's good for Sprint business, and they won't feel the need to do the same thing AT&T and Verizon did when they switched from unlimited. 🙄

Stealing bandwidth is inexcusable, and I hope Sprint joins the party and cracks down ...

Sep 22, 2011, 3:49 PM


I think Sprint is doing this to get ready for their iPhone version and its tethering scheme.

Sep 22, 2011, 10:43 AM

And so it begins

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