Sprint denies throttling reports

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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40 Comments

1. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

2. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Holy f**k.

3. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

55 gigs in 9 days...come on now

5. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

6. items17070

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 20, 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...

7. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

9. POSthenoodge

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 06, 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.

11. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 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.

10. POSthenoodge

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 06, 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$$ self to blame. Y don't you go out and get a job, take a walk, or just go off with yourself and stop banging your sweating hands watching all those pornos. WTF what a A$$!

12. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 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.

30. getaLIFE

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

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

14. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

17. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

18. e.wvu unregistered

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

20. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 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.

23. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 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.

24. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

25. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 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?

26. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

29. getaLIFE

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

31. getaLIFE

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

STFU please

13. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

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

27. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 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.

28. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 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

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

guess someone added them to their twitter profile :)

8. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

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

15. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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

19. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

21. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

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