Friday, April 10, 2015

Sprint Offers Free Roaming Data with a Catch

As of two years ago, T-Mobile announced that their unlimited data plans would include International data and text messaging in over 120 countries at no extra charge. Now it seems that Sprint is following suit yet again in efforts to keep up with their competitor. However, there’s a bit of a catch with Sprint’s plans. If you want to use data in Latin America, Europe or Japan, you’ll be limited to slower 2G speeds.

Luckily, users can upgrade to 3G data capability, however, you’re going to have to pay for it (not to mention, T-Mobile’s offer includes LTE data). A one-day pass will get you 100MB data for $15. $25 gets you a seven-day pass for 200MB data, or you can pay $50 for a two-week pass with 500MB data.

According to Sprint’s chief executive Marcelo Claure, this is only the beginning and they will continuously be adding new countries. He also said in a recent announcement that unlimited text messaging is included at no extra cost, and voice calls cost 20 cents per minute. In comparison, T-Mobile is offering voice calls for the same amount.