It was good while it lasted. But thanks to what they are saying is congestion issues Sprint’s unlimited LTE plans will soon be a little less speedy for some users. The carrier announced that soon they will have to start throttling the top 5% of there data users. This will include both pre and post paid customers. Sprint says they will only do this in heavily congested markets.
This is not welcome news to customer; especially those who rely on their phones as their sole internet connection. But the carrier says this is a much-needed move. In a statement about the move Sprint said “will enable us to provide more customers with a high quality data experience during heavy usage times; once the customer is no longer connected to a congested cell site, or the site is no longer congested, speeds will return to normal.” I question how this will affect customers of both Virgin Mobile and Boost would are already throttled past a certain amount of high-speed data. Customers of MVNO running on Sprint may also be affected by this move. For a company that has tried to stand out by offering unlimited data to start throttling users this does seem like an odd move but is not totally unexpected.