Sprint customers have been confirming the addition of a new data plan for frequent travelers and is now listing it for new customers.
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For $40 a month, customers can use data while roaming in 10 countries with CDMA data access or 110 when combined with a dual-mode CDMA/GSM handset like the Samsung ACE on top of included unlimited data access within the US, Canada, and Mexico. Â The service also includes applicable email access via Exchange DirectPush, Outlook Mobile, Versamail, or web based email.
To clarify, this does not apply to voice minutes or airtime, as voice rates are charged according to current roaming rates.
14 responses to “Sprint Adds Unlimited Smart Device International Data Access for $40 a Month”
Help me understand this, if I have a blackberry world phone I can travel to let’s say France, nah …. France Sucks. Let’s say I’m traveling to Germany, would the $40 give me free calling? Would it simply count against my minutes?
This only applies to packet data access, and voice minutes are charged according to listed roaming rates.
$40. Awesome deal. Good find guys.
For sure. That would be a great add-on before going on vacation.
Can you say Skype?? 🙂
This is especially a good deal, if you can take the SIM from the ACE and put it in a UMTS phone over there.
Even if you don’t have Sprint as your carrier, $70 month for a new line of service isn’t too out of the question… it’s certainly the best deal in international roaming over here.
Remember, AT&T wants $200/month for 200 MB of international data. With Sprint, it’s $40/month for 5 GB (and, I doubt the cap on that is enforced right now).
This has been available for months now. Its $40 if you combine it with a Simply Everything plan or an Everything Data plan and $69.99 with other plans.
I think that depends on how you define “available”.
Sprint told us that the newer versions of Phone As Modem were “available” for months prior to our reporting… only to retract that when they realized that no consumer would have found any information on those plans, prior to our reporting.
In the Dan Hesse era at Sprint, the company seems to soft launch plans internally, place them on Ensemble, and then never tell anyone about them until the hard launch. So, that may have been available to a Sprint Retail Store rep to add to a customer’s plan… but without any instructions that they are even allowed to do so.
And, if we weren’t briefed on it until just now, an employee probably wasn’t allowed to do it until just now.
Yes the PAM deal wasnt handled that great. If customers asked for PAM, a rep shouldve been able to add it because PAM has been $20 ever since Sprint changed up its plans (in June I think?). Brochures in store even mention it from back then. However, this $40 international data roaming deal has been much more readily available than the PAM deal. I know for instance, for months now on Sprint.com if a customer chose a Smartphone and a Simply Everything or Everything 450/900 plan, the option to purchase Data Worldwide for $40 was there during the checkout process. It may have just now started appearing for current subscribers when they log into their account on Sprint.com though and thats why it was noticed. Trust me though, its been around.
It seems this is only for Nextel 🙁 Is anyone on sprint getting this plan? I’m leaving for a trip soon and would love to use this
Sprint just discontinued this plan two days ago….
I’m traveling to Mexico on Friday and my company just added this service to my HTC touch PRO. This service option is still available as of 11.16.2010
I can confirm the $40 package is back with sprint 11/29/2010 going to london and have it available so I added it. No more $1300 bill like last time
This is great news, esp. if they continue it through this summer when i’ll be going to Israel