1. AC Question's Avatar
    I rooted my phone about two months ago and used most of the gigs for Netflix, my iPad and general phone usage. Obviously the amount used went up significantly. My first month I used 80 gigs, but really knocked it down to about 14 for fear of them finding out.

    At what point would sprint find out and what would happen? Also, can it affect your 4g signal access?
    03-02-2015 09:32 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Finding out what? How much data are you allowed on your plan? (They know exactly how much data you're using, it has nothing to do with whether the phone is rooted or not.) If your plan is XGB then 64kbps, that's what you'll get. You're still on 4G, but you're throttled to 64kbps. If you have fully unlimited data at full speed, you can use as much as you want and it won't affect anything.
    03-02-2015 11:14 AM
  3. anon8380037's Avatar
    You mean you have no tethering allowance?
    03-02-2015 11:45 AM
  4. bnicky5's Avatar
    I have an unlimited plan, but I made my phone a hot spot without having to pay. That's tethering, right?
    03-02-2015 01:26 PM
  5. anon8380037's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    Yes. Using it as a hotspot.

    I can't advise you on US carriers, but this has been raised before so you should get an answer here, or in the carrier and device forum.

    (I have unlimited data but a 4gb tethering / hotspot allowance in the UK.)
    03-02-2015 01:54 PM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I wouldn't push it too much further. All carriers have written into their TOS that they can throttle your data for any reason if they suspect abuse or anyone who is impacting the service for other users.

    You can probably get away with 80GB this month but I would not make that a habit every month. You're just asking for trouble.
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    03-02-2015 03:04 PM
  7. bnicky5's Avatar
    What would you say is a safe amount? 20-30?
    03-02-2015 03:33 PM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    What would you say is a safe amount? 20-30?
    You could probably use up to 30GB per month without them complaining.

    I do that occasionally on T-Mobile.
    03-02-2015 03:57 PM

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