Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are expected to introduce new data restrictions starting in May. According to Wireless Week, both carriers will throttle customers who go above 2.5GB of 3G/4G data per month. If, or when, a user crosses the threshold, the two MVNOs will dial speeds back to 2G, or less than 256kbps.
“This change comes about because of the enormous data usage driven by the increasingly sophisticated smartphones we make available, and the more extensive uses customers are finding for these devices. “We want to be able to serve customers who use our unlimited plans for their daily activity.” – Sprint
Reportedly, both of Sprint‘s prepaid arms will put the new rule into effect beginning May 16.