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Sprint denies throttling reports

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Sprint denies throttling reports
It's kind of hard to deny reports that are referring to what your CEO said, but Sprint is going to try anyway. Yesterday, news came out that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that Sprint actually does throttle about 1% of users. The thing is that no reports, including the original from the Dow Jones Newswires quote Hesse as saying that. 

Hesse was quoted as saying, "For those that want to abuse it, we can knock them off.” And, a new announcement from Sprint is claiming that Hesse was referring to dealing with users who break the company's terms of service. The announcement says that Sprint will contact violators, and if the usage doesn't change, it can and will terminate the user's service. It also says that "Sprint does not throttle any postpaid phone data users for on-network or off-network usage."

Given that Hesse was never quoted, just paraphrased, as mentioning throttling, it is possible that the original report may have overstepped the facts, but we'll just have to wait and see as more info comes out. 

source: Sprint

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posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:02 2

1. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


Sprint does not throttle i have used 55 gigs since the 28th im pretty sure i would be throttled if they did

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:08 1

2. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Holy f**k.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:10 1

3. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


55 gigs in 9 days...come on now

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:27 1

5. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


i get 4g at my house so i use my evo 3d for a 4g hotspot for my ps3 for mw3 and netflix

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:33 4

6. items17070 (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


LOL, thats only 9 days,, give them a few more and Dan H. will personally be knocking down your door to have a chat! LOL, I can see if you were doing 55G for the past year or so...

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:37 3

7. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


i used around 150 gigs last month i havent got any thing yet but im gonna try and break 200 this month im well on my way there now

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 17:05 12

9. POSthenoodge (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Its POS like you that ruin a good thing for the rest of us. WTF 200 GIGS. Man its time you stop it with those PORNOS and get a life and stop ruining sh1t.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 17:13 2

11. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


Actually, I've used my EVO 4G to tether my computer to watch lots of Netflix movies and it came to about 25-30GB per month on both 3G and 4G. Sprint never throttled my connection. So I believe what thenoodge say is true.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 17:10 5

10. POSthenoodge (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


there's a line between using and abusing and you POS r abusing the system. When sprint and every company out there starts to go limited- well you only got your dumbA$$ self to blame. Y don't you go out and get a job, take a walk, or just go off with yourself and stop banging your sweating hands watching all those pornos. WTF what a A$$!

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 17:20 3

12. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


The only one that sounds like an "A$$" is you. I mean, c'mon man, your getting mad because thenoodge says he uses 200gigs? plus, what's wrong with porn? I know for a fact you masturbate on your phone while sitting on the toilet too, just like everyone else.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 20:22 1

30. getaLIFE (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


wow so you watch over 200+ gig of porn and bang your sweaty hands in a toilet?

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 18:04 1

14. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


i have a job i work for sprint 3rd party its not abusing is getting what you pay for i pay my monthly bill and i pay extra for the mobile hotspot and if you read what i wrote i play my ps3 off of it so yea it uses alot whats the point in paying for unlimited if your not gonna use it

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:03

16. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Well I don't really agree with the guy harrassing you, but you are ruining it for the rest of us.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:09 1

17. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


no matter what unlimited is going away for everybody not because of people using to much just because the companies want more money and sprint is just the same

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:14 4

18. e.wvu (unregistered)


No, you're ruining it for the rest of us.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 20:42

20. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


As I recall, Sprint demoed 4G by showing off COD on it. It was a 360 but I think console usage is basically advertised.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:00 2

23. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


thenoodge wtf man? I'm sure your IAE will not like the fact that your using that much data. FYI the hotspot feature is only good for 5GB(and before you say it, NO you are not grandfathered into the unlimited. It is an addon service with no contractual obligation.) I can understand the need for more than 5GB of data, but jeez 200GB that is absurd. When Sprint is no longer unlimited(like everyone else) you will be partially to blame.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 12:31

24. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


thats what i thought too but my account has not started the cap for the hotspot as of yet i dont know why but i still dont have a cap on it i thought i would i was told i would but it never happened so im not going to complain

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 13:01 1

25. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Its even worse now that I know who it is. Seriously dude? Our market is already completely data clogged yet you are adding to it?

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 13:27

26. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


i dont clog it who else in our market has 4g i dont know any one else that gets it lol ive only used about 100,000 kilobytes of 3g all the rest is 4g

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 20:20

29. getaLIFE (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


you should just STFU... I'd rather not know who the idiot is for slowing the network down much less having the chance to live close to you. I think calling you a POS is a little too good.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 20:23

31. getaLIFE (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


STFU please

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 17:46 5

13. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 265; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


i hope this is a joke. seriously your gonna be the one to break it for everyone, your just a d**k -__-

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 15:05

27. bronxbomber (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Apr 2009)


i hate to break it to you , but 4g is no longer unlimited on the hotspot feature. they have combined 3g and 4g usage and capped it at 5gb of usage. notifications were sent out since sept and went into effect nov 1st. you may want to check your bill because you may have a s**t load of overages.

data, 3g or 4g is unlimited ONLY on phones now.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 15:29

28. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


believe me i have checked multiple times have not got charged anything it doesnt even have a meter for hotspot data thats how i found out how much i used i wanted to make sure i didnt go over

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:23

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


guess someone added them to their twitter profile :)

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 16:50 7

8. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Judging by data speeds Sprint is throttled all time.....!!!!

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 18:05 2

15. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


LOL at all the comments about porn. You guys are hilarious.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:59 1

19. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I do not believe anyone who uses any amount of data on a network offering "unlimited" data can qualify as abusing the system. It probably won't be around forever, but if it does go away, kudos to those who milked it for all it was worth.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 21:46

21. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


all of u are lucky on sprint if u aint lying ur lucky i have at&t and i was throttled after 4gigs on my Lg nitro which was in 6 days of watching porn and making video calls over 4G LTE they trottled me down to speeds lower than regular edge and they charged me more. i would switch to sprint but sprint coverage aint good in my area.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 00:32 2

22. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


at and t is poopie for data users

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 22:07

32. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Mmmm I think you guys are confuse. Sprint Unlimited Data is unlimited you could use as much as you want. When it comes for you using your data while roaming is when it become a problem for the carrier itself. Roaming its more expensive therefore it has a cap. While within the area of coverage everything is good

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 22:36

34. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Its true if a customer is abusing the data while roaming that when sprint will terminate the contract

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 22:35

33. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Mmmm I think you guys are confuse. Sprint Unlimited Data is unlimited you could use as much as you want. When it comes for you using your data while roaming is when it become a problem for the carrier itself. Roaming its more expensive therefore it has a cap. While within the area of coverage everything is good

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 11:26

35. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


actually you don't know all the workings of sprint now do you. hotspot was capped at 5GB. and in the service agreement terms and conditions it also says that overly excessive use of data is grounds for service termination with etf(if under contract)

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 22:25

36. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Mmmm If on Roaming If you have a cellphone and you pay for the hotspot wich is 29.99 a month you dont get cap As far as I know there is no overages for data unless you are roaming

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 11:38

37. items17070 (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


lol, there wasnt any cap when i had my phone rooted and used a tether program, lol, guess jbash is ignorant to all the details, lol

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:09

38. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


out of the box i was correct, wan't talking about software modifications

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:48

39. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


"Sprint Hotspot 5GB $29.99

Sharing the internet has never been easier - Your phone can double as a 3G or 4G internet connection for your laptop, game station or any Wi-Fi device.

What can you do with it
Connect to our 3G network nationwide and our superfast 4G network in select cities.
Share the Internet with any Wi-Fi capable computer or wireless device.

Additional details:

Remember, when you share your connection with others, all connected devices are using the data allowance in your mobile hotspot add-on.

The monthly $29.99 charge for your mobile hotspot add-on service includes 5 GB of data while you are on the Sprint Network. This 5 GB usage limit includes 3G and/or4G data, depending on the capabilities of your device. What can you do with 5GB of data?

Mobile Hotspot for Phones: Data used over 5 GB will be subject to an overage rate of $0.05 per MB. There is a monthly data allowance of 300 MB while you are off the Sprint network. This off-network roaming limit includes a combination of phone and mobile hotspot data usage."

directly from sprints website

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:26 2

40. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


"For those that want to abuse it, we can knock them off.”

What does he expect from the users on Sprint? If you offer "truly unlimited" you will get those who will "abuse" it. However, I feel you can't abuse something if you TRULY offer it as "truly unlimited." This is a half a$$ way of saying, "to those who actually recognize that you have unlimited bandwidth and use enough to bog down other users, THEN we will cut you off."

Sprint will eventually do data caps, just like Verizon did to prevent people from uploading torrents or using it to play Xbox live (or Playstation Network) or stream HD movies over long periods of time. This is just the way of cellphone data...

Cellphone towers cannot take that type of traffic for long periods of time. Sprint will realize this eventually as the integrity of their network will be at stake to offer such promises with little result.

As much as i respect them for trying to offer "unlimited" this is the golden age of cellphone data as we know it.

To those who complain that others are using too much, you clearly dont understand capitalizing on what you pay for (meaning: if i was told I had unlimited data, i would treat it as my home source of internet and do whatever i wanted, as there isnt a clause telling me differently in my contract or in an explanation of my "data feature").

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