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Press Release -- August 10th, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Our World Just Got Bigger and More Affordable – Sprint Open WorldSM Now Offers Inexpensive International Calling, Texting and High-Speed Roaming Plan

  • FREE Calling, Texting to Canada, Mexico. Calls starting at 5 cents/minute to Dominican Republic and more than 180 countries
  • FREE Unlimited Calling, Texting when traveling in Mexico, Canada and Latin America
  • FREE 1GB high-speed data when traveling in Mexico, Canada and Latin America beyond domestic data allotment

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 10, 2015 - The new free Sprint Open WorldSM add-on offers customers free calls1 and texts to Canada and Mexico with calls starting at just a nickel to Latin America, the Dominican Republic and more than 180 other countries when added to a domestic service plan. For those who like to travel, it boasts free unlimited calls and texts when traveling in Canada, Mexico and more than a dozen Latin American countries2 without the annoyance of roaming charges.

Sprint Open World includes 1GB of free data3 while traveling in these Sprint Open World countries: Mexico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay. The countries coming soon to Sprint Open World are Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

A full 1GB of free data means Sprint customers can send hundreds of photos to friends and family while traveling and can download plenty of songs without ridiculous international data charges. Sprint customers needing more than 1GB of data pay just $30 per GB, based on actual usage. If you use less, you will be charged less.

“We’re opening up the world and breaking down borders so more Sprint customers can stay in touch with the people who are important to them,” said Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. “Sprint is making it easier for our customers to connect without roaming charges or excessive fees for calls or texts.”

Sprint Open World
Roaming Footprint 34 countries with service available
Accessibility $0; no base plan restrictions

Roaming in Mexico, Canada,
Dominican Republic and
select other Latin America

• Voice: Free

• Text: Free

• 2G Data: N/A

• 3G Data: 1GB free; after 1 GB, $30/GB billed in MB

Roaming outside Mexico,
Canada, Dominican Republic
and select other Latin America

• Voice: $0.20/min

• Text: Free

• 2G Data: N/A

• 3G Data: Casual at $30/GB billed in MB increments

International Calling from U.S.

• No charge for Mexico and Canada

• Calls and texts to Latin America, Dominican Republic and
more than 180 countries starting at just $0.05/min

Sprint Open World is an ideal solution for customers who:

  • Live in markets along the U.S.-Mexico or U.S.-Canada borders and frequently travel between these countries
  • Primarily go to Canada, Mexico or Latin America when traveling internationally
  • Frequently make long-distance calls from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico or Latin America
  • Require low-cost, high-speed data while traveling abroad

For customers traveling overseas to Europe, Middle East and Asia, Sprint Open World also includes $0.20/minute calls with free texting and data available at $30/GB from 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.

Customers can learn more about Sprint Open World or other International calling options by calling 1800-SPRINT1, visiting a Sprint or Radio Shack store or check (Spanish version at

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 57 million connections as of June 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at and

1 Voice calls pull from existing domestic plan bucket
2 Primary usage must occur on the U.S. Sprint network. Service may be terminate or restricted for excessive international use. Requires GSM and LTE capable device.
3 Network speeds subject to coverage/device availability.


Michelle Leff Mermelstein, 703-592-8357

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