Sprint quickly removes 600 kbps streaming video limit from new 'All-in' plan

With videos of David Beckham clouding everyone's vision, Sprint quietly introduced a rather odd limitation on its new $80 "All-in" plan — a 600 kbps streaming video speed limit at all times. Well it took less than a day for Sprint to back off on that clearly poor decision, and tonight put up a blog post explaining that it had chosen to remove the limitation based on "customer feedback."

Indeed, it didn't take long for Sprint customers to start speaking out and letting Sprint know they weren't happy with such a limitation — as well as the fact that it was simply a fine print mention not surfaced to customers. Carriers do a variety of things to keep their networks running smoothly, but explicitly limiting video streaming probably isn't the best way to do it.

Good on new CEO Marcelo Claure for quickly turning back on what was clearly a poor decision, but we hope next time a new plan rolls out from Sprint it doesn't try to pull a fast one (or in this case a slow one) and introduce more restrictions.

Source: Sprint

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.