Sprint: We Don't Throttle Smartphone Users
Sprint today issued a statement seeking to clarify statements made on Thursday by CEO Dan Hesse regarding mobile broadband use. Sprint insisted that it does not throttle the data speeds of its post-paid smartphone users when they are using its network. It explained, "Sprint does have terms and conditions which prohibit certain types of data use that may impair other customers' usage or harm or interfere with Sprint's network. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was referring to Sprint’s right to terminate service of data abusers who violate Sprint’s terms and conditions. Customers who abuse our network by violating the terms and conditions will be contacted by Sprint in an effort to have the customer change their usage to comply with their subscriber agreement. Customers who do not change their usage and remain in violation of the terms and conditions may be subject to actions reserved by Sprint, including but not limited to termination. Consistent with our advertising, engaging in such uses will not result in throttling for customers on unlimited data-included plans for phones."
Google's Datally App Helps People Manage Monthly Data
Nov 30, 2017
Google today announced Datally, a new app meant to help mobile device owners manage their data usage thanks to fine-tuned controls. To start, the app lets people view their data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Permits Blocking and Throttling
Jan 4, 2018
The FCC today released the text of its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The FCC contends that the rules stifled innovation and investment in wired and wireless broadband.
FCC Puts Clear Line Between Mobile and Fixed Broadband
Jan 19, 2018
The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed.
Trump Puts the Kibosh On Broadcom's Qualcomm Bid
Mar 12, 2018
President Trump today issued an order that prevents Broadcom from purchasing Qualcomm. Trump cited national security as his reason behind the order.
Senators Probing Carriers Over Video Throttling Claims
Nov 16, 2018
Recently published research suggests the four major wireless carriers are throttling video traffic and three Senate Democrats want to know what's going on. Senators Edward Markey (Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), and Ron Wyden (Ore.) sent letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless about the allegations with a demand for a formal explanation from each.
We Won't Throttle, We'll Just Terminate
But the difference between Sprint and other carriers is that if other carriers catch you doing this, they add a tethering and/or mobile hotspot p...
THERE IS A MONTHLY CHARGE FOR TURNING YOUR PHONE INTO A HOTSPOT AND EVEN WITH THAT FEATURE, THERE IS A LIMIT TO THAT.
USERS REALLY DONT GO OVER 2GBS A MONTH, SO ID...
"Four Sprint execs out in reorganization"
I guess they are getting fired over there...
only way sprint would throttle any data usage is if your using your phone as a hotspot without having the hotspot feature added on to your phone through sprint customer care which is 29.99 a month.
so if your using...