Sprint has nixed its 5GB/$29.99 mobile hotspot add-on for mobile phones and tablets in favor of a two-tier system. Sprint customers will now have a choice between a 2GB/$19.99 a month plan or 6GB/$49.99 a month plan. These new offerings should give customers more choice to better fit their mobile hotspot needs. Customers can also enroll in Sprint’s MHS notification program to be notified when they reach 75, 90 and 100 percent of their on-network monthly data limit.
Sprint was quick to point out that any data (phone calls, texts, etc.) used while the MHS is active will count against your data allotment so it’s very important to shut of MHS when not in use to avoid possible overages. Sprint also points out that customers still have the ability to add/remove the MHS on an as-needed basis without affecting their TOS (charges will be prorated).
These new changes won’t affect anyone already on the 5GB plan so don’t go freaking out thinking your plan will be changed on you. Sprint decided to go with the new tiered system in order to offer customers a lower entry point of 2GB and they’re hoping it will entice more people to opt for the mobile hotspot add-on.
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