Sep 9th, 2011

A new rumor’s swirling around about the boys and girls at Sprint and what the arrival of the iPhone 5 means for their data plans. This isn’t exactly Android related, but it does impact those of you who have Android phones like Sprint.

The rumor is that Sprint won’t be touching their plan structure, something we saw Verizon time with the launch of their iPhone and something AT&T has done a few years after the first iPhone launched.

We’re not saying the iPhone was the reason for those carriers changing their plans up (they say it’s because of increased smartphone usage overall), but Verizon’s timing suggested as much. Unlimited is one of Sprint’s biggest marketing campaign forks and we’re relieved they aren’t letting up on the unlimited data peddle one bit (though no one ever said anything about throttled unlimited data – let’s hope it doesn’t come to that). [Venture Beat]