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Sprint may end unlimited 4G if use gets too heavy

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Thu September 23, 2010

Sprint to charge more for unlimited 4G in future?

In a Wednesday speech at the EmTech@MIT 2010 conference, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the carrier may consider charging more than the $10 premium for data plans on the two 4G handsets it sells. This would depend on how much data is used up, on average, by subscribers and owners of the HTC Evo 4G and Samsung Epic 4G. The faster network speeds attainable by the 4G handsets command the premium in monthly fees.

Metered and increased pricing for the mobile 4G services will not be introduced until usage is deemed to high, but Sprint will watch it closely, Hesse said. If competitors such as AT&T and Verizon drive customers to Sprint with their limited plans, and data usage is found excessive, this will also be a contributing factor.

Hesse also showed off the seven-inch Galaxy Tab device during the speech, saying Sprint will begin shipping the tablet within a few weeks. He even slid it into his pants pocket to illustrate how easy it is to carry around. [via ComputerWorld]



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