Boost Intros New Prepaid International Plans
Boost Mobile today announced a set of International "Minute Packs" that offer a pre-set number of international voice minutes for a fixed price, paid in advance and valid for one month. The new options help Boost customers in the U.S. reach friends and family abroad. Each "pack" includes unlimited international text messaging to any country, not just the country the voice minutes apply to. The price and number of minutes vary by country. Rates range from $10 for 1000 minutes to India or Malaysia, to $20 for 35 minutes to Cuba. Other examples include $10 for 250 minutes to Mexico, $20 for 350 minutes to the Dominican Republic, and $10 for 90 minutes to the Philippines.
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RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Sprint Offers Cuba Calling Plan of Its Own
Sprint today announced the availability of Sprint Cuba 20 Plus, a calling plan add-on that provides access to friends and family in Cuba. The Sprint Cuba 20 plan costs $10 per month and includes 20 voice minutes to any line in Cuba.
Cricket Expands Calling Plans to Central, South America
Cricket Wireless today made more calling and messaging add-on plans available to a greater number of countries throughout Central and South America. For $10 per month, Cricket customers can add Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic to their plan.
MetroPCS Adds Cuba to World Calling Plan
MetroPCS today added Cuba to the list of countries included in the MetroPCs World Calling add-on plan. The add-on, which costs $10 per month, now offers 20 minutes of calling to landlines or mobile devices in Cuba and unlimited texting to Cuba at no extra charge.
AT&T Recharge Lets People Buy Airtime for Others
AT&T today announced a new application called Recharge that makes it possible to buy voice minutes or texts for customers in other countries. The idea is to allow postpaid AT&T customers to connect with family and friends via the prepaid accounts owned by those relatives in their home country.
Boost is catering to emerging markets I get that, but Mexico is still emerging as well.