Sprint Adds 36 Countries to Open World Roaming Program
Sprint today added a significant number of new countries, cities, and city-states to its Open World global roaming plan. The program kicked off last year with initial support for Canada, Mexico, and a handful of Latin American countries and later added a wide range of islands throughout the Caribbean. This week saw the service expand to 36 new regions, including some in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland); the Pacific Rim (Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand); and Africa (Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa). In these countries, texting is free, voice minutes are $0.20, and data is available at $30 per gigabyte. Customers will need to have an international-capable handset to take advantage of the roaming services. Sprint says Open World is now available in 110 countries around the globe. Open World can be added to Sprint plans for free. Interested customers will need to sign up online, in person, in stores, or via the phone. Sprint suggests customers who travel to other areas choose one of its global roaming packages.
Sprint Expands Open World to Portugal and Uruguay
Oct 15, 2015
Sprint today added a couple new countries to its Open World roaming plan. The program kicked off in August with initial support for Canada, Mexico, and a handful of Latin American countries.
FreedomPop Debuts Global Hotspot
Jan 20, 2016
FreedomPop today announced a global hotspot that will allow customers to roam in more than two dozen countries at low cost. The hotspot itself costs $49 and provides up to 200MB of free wireless access.
Sprint Extends Free Data Roaming to Mexico and Caribbean
Dec 9, 2016
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.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.