Yes, the upcoming 5GB cap on Sprint's data plan is twue. While heartbreaking, it's not all doom and gloom—according to these details from Cnet, at least Sprint won't be a total dick about it. Besides having an easy way to monitor your slurpage at Sprint.com, "going over once in a while is OK" and they'll be checking usage "using a rolling, three-month basis." But, if you go over two consecutive months, your ass may get terminated. They're still looking at options for people who need more data (like us), which hopefully they'll bring out soon. [Crave]
I saw the 5GB cap and decided to find out how much I use, so I called into Care. My Aircard is the *only* internet connection at my house, and it feeds two computers and a Wii via a Cradlepoint.... my usage? about 13.3 MB (megabytes) a month. (I had to confirm that three times as I didn't believe it, and the girl just said "yep, 13 thousand kilobytes.")
I really don't think this'll affect people as readily as it sounds. Then again, I'm not a torrenter or iTunes shopper, nor do I have WoW or XBL to contend with.