Sprint caps data users

Sprint has finally executed on its threat to cap EVDO wireless broadband usage at 5GB per month, (300 MB if roaming). Reports have been coming in from Sprint customers who are seeing a note attached to their bill saying that roaming caps will begin in 30 days.

“Effective in 30 days, Sprint reserves the right to limit throughput speeds or amount of data transferred and to deny, terminate, modify, or suspend service if usage exceeds 5 GB/month in total or 300 MB/month while roaming off network.”

When Sprint first announced plans to cap data, it said that 99.5% of its customers wouldn’t be affected by the caps and that 5GB of data was enough “to meet the regular monthly usage habits of almost all of our customers.”

Along with the new limits, Sprint is offering a usage meter, so you can check if your usage if ‘regular.’