Update: It’s Gone. Sprint’s New Unlimited Plan with Ridiculous Capped Speeds
The carrier game in the United States is perpetually rushing forward at a breakneck pace, with each of the four major carriers vying for maximum customer satisfaction and adoption rates, by means of a multitude of plans, offers and schemes. Earlier today, Sprint announced a new plan called “All-In”, aimed at providing users with yet another unlimited plan.
On the surface, All In sounds like a pleasant deal, which offers unlimited talk, text and high-speed data for $80 plus taxes, which includes the $60 buy-in and an additional $20 for a 24 month leased phone. However, the footnotes paint a less pleasant picture, explicitly stating that:
To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Streaming video speeds will be limited to 600Kbps at all times, which may impact quality.
This statement is quite outrageous, with Sprint offering unlimited plans and then going on to cripple users by capping streaming speeds to 600Kbps. These restrictions do not appear to apply to existing unlimited users, but if you had planned on getting a Sprint unlimited plan, be wary of this revelation!