Sprint tries to tackle the international roaming market with free texting and data while abroad

Sprint International ValueIn yet another move to (unsuccessfully) copy one of T-Mobile’s more popular Uncarrier moves, Sprint today announced International Value Roaming, its take on T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Global.

Starting today, individuals and business customers can add International Value Roaming for free to their accounts, which will give them free international roaming in Europe, Latin America, and a couple Asian countries at 2G speeds, along with free texting and calls that cost $0.20 per minute. Sound familiar?

WiFi calling back to the US will of course remain free, and Sprint has high speed data passes, as well, giving users an extra bump up to 3G speeds. A 1-day 100MB pass costs $15, a 7-day 200MB pass costs $25, and a 14-day 500MB pass costs $50.

The only difference between Sprint’s plan and T-Mobile’s is that Sprint only works in a handful of countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom. T-Mobile’s international service works in over 120 countries.

If you’re still interested, check out the source link below.

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