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Boost Mobile to throttle data beginning January 20, will throttle for users above 2.5GB

Boost Mobile to begin throttling high data users to 256kbps after 2.5GB monthly allotment is passed

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:32 pm

Boost Mobile, a pre-paid subsidiary of Sprint in the US, will begin throttling data speeds January 20 for users who have transferred more than 2.5GB in a billing period. Boost will send out a warning text message at 85 percent of 2.5GB, and then will throttle speeds to 256kbps after the threshold is passed.

 

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This isn't the first unlimited data plan provider to begin throttling connections. Boost says that the throttling will only affect a small portion of its customer base, though some vocal customers are upset with the change. Boost has tried to reassure people that 2.5GB is a lot of data, likening it to 90,000 e-mails, 91 hours of streamed music, or 20 hours of video clips.

 

If you're on Boost and use a lot of data, be ready to get throttled come January 20.

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