Sprint offers free calls and texts to Canada, Mexico along with rates starting at pennies for Latin American countries
For over two years T-Mobile has been setting the tone for mobile industry forcing other carriers to adjust their offers to match new standards. And we have to admit that the standards are pretty high. When last month T-Mobile announced “Mobile Without Borders“, it was just a matter of time until other networks would followed. The time is now at least for Sprint. The carrier now offers free calls and texts to Canada, Mexico along with rates starting at pennies for Latin American countries.
Sprint responses to T-Mobile’s Mobile Without Borders initiative and launches Open World service
Sprint’s new international add-on is called Open World and it works in a similar way to Mobile Without Borders. For starters, the new service gives Sprint customers free calls and texts to Canada and Mexico as well as free unlimited calling and texting while traveling within those countries. Users will also get free calls and texts when they go to a number of Latin America destinations including Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay. Users will also receive 1GB of free 3G data when traveling to these nations. However, if you happen to need more than 1GB, it will cost you $30 per GB billed in MB increments.
If you are in the US and want to make a call to a location other than Canada or Mexico, it will set you back just $0.05 per minute when calling to Latin America and over 180 countries. Both Americas, however, are not the only places included in the offer. Open World also works if you travel to Australia, Canary Islands (Spain), Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Palestinian Territories, Russia, San Marino (Italy), Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Vatican City, and Wales. Texts are free while calling rate for these destinations is set at $0.20 per minute and Sprint promises to add more countries to the list.
Open World is Sprint’s response to T-Mobile’s Mobile Without Borders and is aimed at those users who travel often and want to keep in touch with their loved ones. The service is available to new as well as existing customers at no extra charge.