Sprint To Limit Mobile Hotspot Plans To 5GB Ahead Of iPhone 5 Launch

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According to several rumors, Sprint will offer Apple’s iPhone 5 when it is launched in the next few weeks, alongside AT&T and Verizon.

We’ve already seeing signs, which indicate that Sprint is gearing up for the launch. Sprint first increased the early-termination fees earlier in the month and couple of days back it killed its Premier Upgrade program and made changes to the return policy.

If that is not enough, it also looks like Sprint is planning to limit the mobile hotspot plans to 5GB of data, according to a report on SprintFeed.

SprintFeed reports:

We can now add Phone as a Modem to the list. Our beloved Super Spies have been bringing the pain lately and today is no exception! Starting on October 2nd the Now Network will be switching up their mobile hotspot plans by placing a 5GB cap on them. This rule doesn’t apply to your phone’s normal data plan and tablets are exempt as well, but just about everything else is up for grabs!

Sprint is expected to offer iPhone customers an unlimited data plan to compete with AT&T and Verizon, so limiting mobile hotspot to 5GB of data seems quite odd. In fact, it will only encourage users to use jailbreak apps like MyWi to enable them to tether unofficially.

Are you planning to switch to Sprint if it offers iPhone 5? What do you think about the recent policy changes that Sprint has implemented? Does that change your decision?

[via SprintFeed]