For US, Limiting Unlimited Data Plans Is The New Normal
As more mobile subscribers put their unlimited data plans to work, telecom companies are placing caps on data usage.By Leah Becerra | October 18, 2015
Mobile providers seem to want their subscribers to cut down on data use, but the trend shows data use is still going up.
On Friday, Sprint announced it was going to begin "protecting the 97%," referring to the vast majority of its patrons with unlimited data plans who only use a few gigabytes each month.
The company is placing a cap of 23 GB on its 4G network. After a Sprint subscriber reaches that point, their connection will be throttled to an aggravatingly slow speed if they're using a "constrained" tower — which is every tower if you live in a major metro. (Video via Sprint)