Sprint changing its tethering plans, no more 5GB plan for $29.99 a month

Sprint changing its tethering plans, no more 5GB plan for $29.99 a month
Sprint is making some changes to its monthly tethering plans. The 5GB plan for $29.99 a month has been eliminated, although those currently using the plan are grandfathered until service is canceled. Sprint has two new choices for its customers, a 2GB plan for $19.99 per month and a 6GB deal for $49.99 each month. Both plans cover 3G/4G service. For those who sign up to receive them, Sprint will now send out notifications to its mobile hotspot customers when they reach 75%, 90% and 100% of their monthly on-network data limit. This will help customers do a better job of managing their mobile hotspot use.

When a customer receives a notice that he has used 100% of his monthly data allowance for tethering, the customer will have the choice of having the tethering service suspended until the next billing cycle starts, or pay the overage rates. Reminders will be sent out at 20% increments above the customer's monthly data limit. Overages are billed at 5 cents/MB for on-network data use or 25 cents/MB for off-network data use.

If you are a Sprint customer and are interested in receiving the Usage Notifications, click on the sourcelink.

source: Sprint via Phandroid



1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

tmobiles new tether plans in pic? you guys have it wrong its sprints. just thought you might want to fix that

2. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Might as well get that Mifi card...

3. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

So, if you are on network and go over by $0.05 per MB, that's $51.20 per GB. Verizon only charges $10 per GB when you go over. Looks worse if you aren't on their network, it equals $256 per GB in overage!

4. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Oh wow, I hadn't done the math but that's crazy!

5. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Why would they eliminate the $29.99 plan? So the next step up from $19.99 is $50? That is completely insane.

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Did they just overtake Verizon's expensive data??? They are pricing themselves out of the market.

7. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Since they are still trying to pretend they can offer unlimited data on their smartphones without stressing their network, they have to make up the lost revenue somewhere.

8. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Well that has already changed in some parts of the country and will be changing through the next 3-12 months when the entire Nationwide Sprint Network is upgraded to 3G Advanced, HD Voice and LTE. But I agree, right now, some markets are experiencing the iPhone / smartphone stress.

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