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. Moreover, Open World offers free unlimited calling and texting, and 1GB of roaming data to Sprint customers who travel to Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. Sprint will charge customers who exceed the 1GB of free roaming data at the rate of $30 per extra 1GB, and may cancel service of those who roam excessively. Customers will need to have an international-capable handset to take advantage of the roaming services. Sprint permits roaming in countries other than those listed in the Open World program, but it charges $30 per 1GB of data and $0.20 per voice minute. Open World is a limited-time promotion, but Sprint didn't provide an end date. It can be added to Sprint plans for free. Interested customers will need to sign up online, in person in stores, or via the phone. Open World is similar to recent offerings from T-Moble and other carriers.
Cricket Expands Calling Plans to Central, South America
Aug 24, 2015
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.
AT&T Recharge Lets People Buy Airtime for Others
Nov 18, 2015
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.
Verizon Intros More Flexible Mix-and-Match Unlimited Plans
Jun 14, 2018
Verizon Wireless today overhauled its unlimited postpaid service plans. The company now offers three tiers of unlimited service that each has its own features.
Sprint to Let Customers Manage Movistar Prepaid Accounts in Mexico and El Salvador
Mar 30, 2017
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.
Republic Wireless Partners with GSM Carrier, Adds GSM Phones
May 11, 2016
Republic Wireless today said it has partnered with a new GSM-based carrier to help increase its service availability around the U.S. Republic launched as a WiFi-first service in 2011, and partnered with Sprint so customers could make calls, send messages, and surf the web when away from WiFi.