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Sprint challenges T-Mobile's international plans with 'Open World'


If these carriers were characters fighting game, then Sprint is back with a special move designed to take on one of T-Mobile's. The Now Network is challenging T-Mo's "Mobile without Borders" offering by launching "Open World" -- an add-on that gives subscribers free calls and texts to Canada and Mexico. You also get free calls, texts and 1GB of data while traveling within those countries, as well as in a handful of Latin American nations, namely the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay.

If you're in the US and have the add-on active, you can make calls to Latin America and over 180 countries for 5 cents per minute, while travelers who need more than 1GB of data can get more for $30 per GB billed in MB increments. The add-on also works if you're visiting countries other than the ones we've already mentioned, say places in Europe or Asia: texts are free, but calls cost 20 cents per minute. Data is still at $30 per GB, but only in select locations. Sprint, by the way, has an older roaming plan with free 2G data that's known for being notoriously slow, but Open World promises 3G speeds when available.

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