Virgin Mobile data management rules that we covered yesterday will apply to Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid and postpaid customers too. FierceWireless is reporting that Sprint and Boost customers are receiving text messages advising them of the change, which is effective June 1, 2014. The messages direct customers to verbose Web pages detailing Sprint's Web Management policies. The pages for Boost, Virgin and Sprint brands all contain identical new clauses reading;
To more fairly allocate network resources in times of congestion, customers falling within the top 5% of data users may be prioritized below other customers attempting to access network resources, resulting in a reduction of throughput or speed as compared to performance on non-congested sites.
Though the exact amount of data used before a customer falls within the top 5% of data users will vary from month to month, currently customers who typically use 5 GB or more in a given month are likely to fall within the top 5% of data users.
The top 5% of data users will be determined on a monthly basis. If a customer is identified as falling within the top 5% of data users, the customer will be subject to network prioritization for the following month.
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