Report: Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile to lower throttled data speeds starting in May

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Report: Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile to lower throttled data speeds starting in May
Customers of two Sprint MVNOs, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, have received a message that is not a happy one. Starting on May 6th, those Boost and Virgin customers that use more than 2.5GB of combined 3G/4G data in one month, will have their data speed reduced to 2G for the remainder of the month. Once your account gets close to the 2.5GB threshold, you will receive a text message warning you that your data speed will soon be throttled. Another text is sent out once you exceed the cap. You can check how much data you've consumed at anytime by going to My Account and checking out your Data & Web History

Currently, those Boost and Virgin subscribers that exceed the data cap have their data speed throttled to 256Kbps. The 2G speeds that throttled customers will have starting on May 6th, are slower. Sprint says that only a small percentage of Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers exceed the cap. Those that do can top up their account early to restore the faster 3G/4G data speeds.


source: PhoneNews, WirelessWeek via AndroidGuys

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