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Sprint Takes a Page from T-Mobile, Offers Free Roaming

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Apr 10, 2015, 10:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today announced a new program called International Value Roaming. Customers who add International Value Roaming to their plan will be able to use mobile data and send/receive text messages for free in select countries. The data roaming may be free, but like T-Mobile's offering Sprint is limiting roaming speeds to 2G. Customers who want access to 3G and higher speeds when roaming will need to purchase a 1-, 7-, or 14-day Speed Pass. The 1-day pass starts at $15. The International Value Roaming program also includes reduced charges for voice minutes, which cost 20 cents each. Eligible countries include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and the U.K. Customers can add International Value Roaming to their service plan for free.

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bchandler02

Apr 10, 2015, 12:47 PM

Ok Verizon/ATT

Even Sprint is doing it now. Sooner or later they'll have to give in on this.
Maybe, but this is actually easier for T-Mobile and Sprint via Deutsche Telekom and Softbank.
amarryat

Apr 10, 2015, 12:59 PM

Good first step, but feeble

This isn't much less feeble than AT&T's response to T-Mobile's rollover data.

10 or so countries? T-Mobile has 120ish?
Yes, it certainly is a very feeble offering. I can't believe Sprint would even offer something like this with so few countries.

I'm sure John Legere with T-Mobile will have a field day with this one Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
amarryat said:
This isn't much less feeble than AT&T's response to T-Mobile's rollover data.

10 or so countries? T-Mobile has 120ish?


Fifteen countries actually and as you noted, it's a first step.
hman414

Apr 10, 2015, 12:50 PM

No Canada???

Why would they not include Canada? Standard CDMA even, no GSM/UMTS needed...

I hope this move by Sprint though will force at&t's hand to offer something similar...
 
 
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