There are a bunch of interesting domestic plans out there, some of them offering pretty great value at low prices. However, when you travel abroad often, things can get a little bit complicated. Unless you limit your phone activity to absolute minimum, phone bills can hit your budget pretty hard. Not if you are Sprint customer, though. The carrier has just launched International Value Roaming plan which offers free data and texting overseas.
Sprint now offers free data and texting when you travel abroad.
Sprint’s International Value Roaming is an add-on service that will give you free 2G data roaming in a number of international locations including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. In addition to free data roaming, the plan also includes free texting and phone calls cost just 20 cents per minute. However, if you have a phone with Wi-Fi calling capabilities, you can make calls back to the US for free if you have access to Wi-Fi.
It’s not like you will be streaming movies with those 2G speeds that Sprint offers with its International Value Roaming plan, but what’s most important is that data is free and it should be enough to keep in touch with your family back home. Moreover, if you need faster data, you can buy one of International Speed Data Roaming Passes. A one-day pass with 100MB of 3G data costs $15. A seven-day pass includes 200MB and is priced at $25, while a 14-day pass will set you pack $50 for 500MB.
It’s important to note that there are no data overage charges and the plan itself is free and available to add to Sprint domestic plans right now. If you are on the Unlimited Plus Plan which is exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the International Value Roaming add-on will come with the plan automatically.
We can’t help but notice some differences between Sprint’s new roaming plan and T-Mobile’s program introduced two years ago. T-Mobile’s program, as basically all its ideas, was very well received, so it’s no wonder that Sprint wanted to follow in the Magenta footsteps.