Sprint first offered its Open World feature back in August of last year, offering free voice calls, text messaging, and high speed data in countries such as Canada and Mexico, as well as specific locations in Latin America. Fast forwarding to around five months, the wireless carrier continues to expand the service’s reach, recently announcing that it has added 36 new countries and locations to its Open World and Global Roaming features. With the new additions, Open World’s total count is now at 110 destinations around the world.
For reference, here are the 36 new additions to the Open World feature:
Republic of Malta
For those not in the know, Sprint’s Open World feature offers voice calls for only $0.20 a minute, free text messaging, and high speed data priced at $30 for every gigabyte for subscribers traveling to any one of the countries and destinations covered by the service. As for those visiting countries such as Canada, Mexico, and Latin American destinations, they get to enjoy unlimited voice calls and text messaging as well as one gigabyte of high speed data, absolutely free charge, plus free voice calls between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
What about Sprint’s Global Roaming service? Subscribers who avail of this feature are allowed to make use of 2 gigabytes of data, absolutely free of charge, in the 36 new destinations mentioned earlier. On top of that, they are also free to get additional high speed data passes starting from $15 (for a hundred megabytes of data over a period of 24 hours) to $50 (for 500 megabytes of data over a period of 14 days).
It should be noted that both of Sprint’s Open World and Global Roaming features can be freely added to the subscriber’s smartphone plan. He can either do it himself via online, or contact a representative from the wireless carrier for assistance.
Other countries and destinations covered by Open World include the following:
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