Sprint Confirms Tethering Data Cap Coming October 2nd
A spokesperson for the carrier issued the following statement: "Sprint continues to offer unlimited data for phones in its Everything Data and Simply Everything plans. Mobile Hotspot data usage is calculated independent of a customer’s phone data usage. The mobile hotspot functionality on a phone enables other Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect to the Sprint network. Effective Oct. 2, Sprint is changing the optional $29.99 Mobile Hotspot add-on for phones. The new add-on has a monthly 5GB on-network data allowance for 3G or combined 3G/4G usage.
Oddly, there's no clarification on what will happen if you hit that 5GB cap, but we're guessing you'll either get a warning, be charged extra or have your account flipped off until the next billing cycle. Guess we'll find out -- October's not too far out.