Sprint Throttles Top Data Users Too [Updated]

Sprint, the carrier that touts itself as the only one to offer “truly unlimited data”, actually has nothing on AT&T and Verizon, as CEO Dan Hesse confirmed today that his company is doing exactly the same thing:

“For those that want to abuse it, we can knock them off,” Hesse said at an investor conference Thursday. He said Sprint pares back data use for about 1% of users, a practice known as throttling.

Both AT&T and Verizon have been throttling top data users for a few months now. The difference is that AT&T and Verizon weren’t misleading about it. Bad Sprint!

Update: Thanks iDB reader Anthony for pointing out that Sprint actually throttles users that are on a partnered network, not those using Sprint. That’s a big difference. As a conclusion, Sprint doesn’t throttle its users, only those on partner networks.