Sprint's WiMax Roaming Costs Revealed
Sprint today announced that its WiMax 4G customers can now roam onto the WiMax networks of Digicel in Jamaica and Global Mobile in Taiwan. The roaming agreements were first announced in December 2010, but the service is now active and available. Sprint also announced pricing details. Customers can purchase one-day, unlimited roaming passes directly from their laptop for $14.99 before taxes and fees. The roaming deal only applies to Sprint's WiMax laptop dongles, however. Users of Sprint's WiMax-enabled smartphones will need to seek other ways to connect to mobile networks when traveling to Jamaica or Taiwan.
Sprint Signs Roaming Deal with Cuban Carrier
Sprint today said it has cut a roaming agreement with Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). Sprint is the first U.S.
Sprint's Roaming Plan Now Includes Free 2G Data
Sprint today improved its international roaming plan, making it cheaper and more appealing to customers. Sprint customers can now enjoy free 2G data, free text messaging, and $0.20-per-minute voice calls in some 165 countries.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
Sprint Extends Free Data Roaming to Mexico and Caribbean
Sprint today said customers who subscribe to its Unlimited Freedom and Sprint Open World programs can take advantage of free, unlimited high-speed data when traveling to Mexico and select Caribbean destinations for the next few months. The program applies to vacation destinations including Bermuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the Virgin Islands, and most other islands in the Caribbean.
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