Sprint Kills Off 5GB Tethering Plan for $30 – Adds New 2GB Plan for $20 and 6GB for $50


Sprint is hoping new changes to their mobile hotspot pricing models will bring about new customers who might have otherwise been apprehensive to take the jump into their data-only tethering service. The old 5GB for $30 plan has officially been killed off, replaced instead with a lower entry-level 2GB plan for $20, and higher 6GB for $50 plan.

Those of you currently tethering your tablets and computers (the legal way) using Sprint’s now expired $30 5GB plan can continue unaffected by these new changes. You’ll be good until you cancel service.

[Sprint | GoodandEvo | AndroidPolice]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Best late night blogging right here with the CHAVEZ

    1. He’s our favorite Phandroid!

  2. Are you insinuating that tethering without a carrier’s permission is illegal? Because I was always under the impression that it just voids your warranty and could possibly get your contract terminated.

    1. Lol.. Illegal as in wrongful. Not a criminal act. xD

      1. Not wrongful. I paid for my data and I’ll use it where and how I want to.

        1. Wrongful according to the TOS. Whether you agree with it or not doesn’t matter, that’s what you agreed to when you signed the contract.

    2. Haha pass that grass this way brah. If I could get T-Mobile to terminate.contract for stealing theyre internet. I’d be the happiest guy in the word!!

      1. why? t-mobiles speeds are by far more consistent at higher speeds than verizon and anyone else in USA

  3. Carriers shouldn’t be charging for data twice!!! And I don’t want to hear this crap PCs use more data than smart phones. These web browsers on smartphones are just as capable as desktop web browsers.

    If anyone is going to disagree with me on that, please be specific.

    1. I think the problem is just that it is such a captured market. There are too few competitors to make for robust, sustained competition. All four American carriers effectively conspire to not who can offer the best service for the price, but instead who can gouge their customers the most.

    2. Except you’re now using one data connection for multiple devices, so yes, it’s using more

      1. Not really unless you are one of those people who have a direct internet connection via cable or line. most people have it to where every computer in the house is on wifi.

    3. If your on a tiered plan with T-mobile (they say unlimited, but after your full speed the limit you to an unusable 50k), Verizon or AT&T I agree
      With sprint which still offers unlimited it makes sense, and really sprint needs to be doing more to protect their network and upgrade it, their speeds are pathetic, I wouldn’t even consider them. Even if they want to continue offering Unlimited data they should at least throttle like t-mobile after a certain point, and t-mobile provides excellent speeds, if you can live with their limited coverage.
      Their unlimited is practically useless at this point because the service is so slow.

  4. i have Sprint and I can’t imagine paying for tethering. I also can’t imagine paying for tethering on their %^&*$% network. I’m on Long Island, NY and just about everywhere your data is limited to under 100k. It’s gotten so horrible lately that there are points where, on my drive home, I can’t even stream Pandora radio much less enable high quality audio streaming. Their voice seems fine but their 3g network has left me questioning why I am still one of their customers.

    I’m sure someone will follow up with “Where I am I get over 9000” with their download, I don’t want to hear about it. Seriously considering dropping my contract and going prepaid with simply mobile or whatever they are called.

    1. im in westchester NY. thats why i switched to tmobile this year. getting about 2mb down on the regular. sometimes it goes up to 6 or 7 on the sgs2.

      by the time my contract is up with tmobile sprints lte will be up and if they still have unlimited i might as well go back. but lets see.

      and btw im saving more money on a family plan with tmobile

  5. this is the fault of dude who tether his sprint’s 3G to play starcraft lol

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