US customers exceeding their monthly data allocation will see their downloads slow considerably. By Phil Goldstein.
Starting in January, Sprint Nextels Boost Mobile prepaid brand will begin throttling customers’ data speeds if they use more than 2.5GB per month.
Sprint spokeswoman Danielle Babbington said Boost Mobile announced last May when it launched the HTC Evo Design 4G that throttling would be in place later in the year.
“Starting on or about January 20, Monthly Unlimited plans will offer 2.5GB/month of full speed network data but will slow to 3G speeds of 256Kbit/s for continued data use after 2.5GB,” Boost wrote on its official Facebook page. “Customers that go over the 2.5GB threshold may experience slower page loads, file downloads and streaming media. Data speeds will restore to full 3G/4G speeds when a customer’s new monthly plan begins.”
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