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Sprint iPhone 5 May Halt Unlimited Data Plans

Based on a number of recent reports, telecoms giant Sprint is likely to be awarded its first ever iPhone pretty soon. However, according to quite a few industry experts, Sprint pocketing their version of this massively popular handset from the Cupertino-based tech juggernaut, could also spell the end for unlimited data plans when the device arrives.

Interestingly, another major carrier in the country, AT&T, switched from the unlimited usage plan to a range of limited-usage plans last year after suffering from heavy data consumption rates by iPhone users for years. And when it came to Verizon Wireless’ iPhone, the company did not take more than a month to drop the data offer, after finally experiencing first hand the agony which compelled rival AT&T to shy away from unlimited plans. Needless to say, Verizon also had to take shelter in a number of limited and pay-on-usage plans.

According to a new Wall Street Journal report, Sprint will be receiving Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5 sometime during the same period as Verizon and AT&T, or in October to be more specific.

The WSJ report also hinted towards Sprint following in the footsteps of Verizon and AT&T by introducing data caps for the iPhone data plans.