Sprint to Let Customers Manage Movistar Prepaid Accounts in Mexico and El Salvador
Sprint today announced a new program that will allow customers to help pay for wireless service for relatives and friends in Mexico and El Salvador. The new Plan Conectados, which is built into the Sprint World Top-Up app, makes it possible for Sprint customers to provide wireless access for $25 per month through a partnership with Movistar. Sprint customers who sign up for the plan will be billed each month and the money will be applied to their family’s or friend’s Movistar prepaid account in Mexico and El Salvador. Those who use the Movistar service in Mexico will have access to unlimited in-country calls, unlimited calls to the U.S., unlimited text messages, and 7 GB of data. Those who use the Movistar service in El Salvador will have access to unlimited in-country calls, 400 minutes of calls to the U.S., unlimited in-country text messages but no text messages to the U.S., and 4 GB of data. The Sprint Top-Up App also allows Sprint subscribers to add money to prepaid accounts in 23 other Latin American and Caribbean countries. The new Plan Conectados is available beginning today.
Verizon Changes Up Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today announced changes to its prepaid service plans. The entry-level plan includes unlimited talk and text, but no data (WiFi only) for $30 per month.
MetroPCS Wins Mexico Calling Plan of Its Own
MetroPCS today revealed a new plan for making calls to Mexico. The Mexico Unlimited package borrows a page from T-Mobile's Mobile Without Borders plan and offers unlimited calling and messaging to mobile and landlines in Mexico.
Cricket Follows AT&T's Lead with Unlimited Calls to Mexico
Cricket Wireless today announced that all customers on its $50 and $60 plans can now make unlimited calls to Mexico. Cricket's subscribers can call landlines and mobile phones at no extra charge, though Cricket said calls to special or premium services may be blocked.
Sprint Debuts 'Open World' Canada and Mexico Calling Plan
Sprint today made it easier to call family and friends in Canada, Mexico, and other countries through its new Open World program. Sprint customers who enroll in Open World can call or text numbers in Canada and Mexico 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.