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Sprint joins the party, caps unlimited data at 5GB

We think it’s officially time for all major US carriers to be prohibited from using the word “Unlimited” in their data plan marketing materials. Following on the heels of Verizon and AT&T, Sprint has made the decision to cap their “Unlimited” data plan at 5GB of monthly usage. According to a leaked internal memo, the company is also going to impose a 300mb limit on off-network usage. The cap is set to go into effect on the 13th of July. The good news, however, is that this might give anyone eager to leave the carrier an ETF-free window, provided the change constitutes a “material breach of contract” on Sprint’s end. If you do decide to stay, however, consider yourselves warned as anyone caught in violation of the new limits may find themselves kicked off their current plan, banned from Sprint for life, burned with a flaming stick, or bitten to death by Dan Hesse.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.