Boost Mobile Will Start Throttling Data Speeds For Users Who Exceed The Data Cap

Boost Mobile will begin throttling data speeds for users who exceed the 2.5GB/month data cap. This new regulation will start on January 20th, and will supposedly only affect a small percentage of users.

When a user exceeds the 2.5GB cap for that month, their speed will be reduced down to 256kbps. That will result in almost unusable data (in my opinion). Speeds will be restored at the beginning of the new billing month.

Boost Mobile gives users an idea of how much 2.5GB can get them:

“To give you an idea, it’s about 400,000 Mobile Internet page views, about 90,000 emails (without attachments), 91 hours of streaming music or 20 hours of video clips, in a month*.”

Obviously, when a carrier tells its customers that its going to throttle their “unlimited” data speeds, the results are less than pleasant. Users have been voicing their outrage over the new regulation, especially since Sprint, Boost Mobile’s mother network, prides itself in unlimited data.

You can view Boost Mobile’s FAQ sheet on data throttling here.

What are your thoughts on this new change?

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