Sprint announces new international add-on for Framily Plan subscribers

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By Derek Kessler on 2 May 2014 09:42 am EDT
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Sprint's new International Connect: Call & Text $15 add-on plan lets Framily Plan subscribers use their voice and text allotments to call and text internationally at no additional charge. Except for that $15, that is. With it, Sprint Framily Plan subscribers can count international calls to 65 countries against the voice minutes they're already paying for, and texts to more than 180 countries (which is just about all of the countries there are).

There's a lot of minutiae to International Connect: Call & Text, though, so we'll break it down for you. Counted against a Framily Plan allotment are:

  • Calls to landline numbers in 65 countries
  • Calls to mobile numbers in 35 countries
  • "Low" per-minute calls to mobile numbers rates in the 30 landline countries not included in the mobile
  • "Low" per-minute calls to numbers not included in any of those 65 countries
  • Unlimited texts to "over 180 countries"

Sprint's been suffering substantial losses in both customers and earnings, though they noted that as of last quarter nearly 3 million had signed up for the Framily Plan (which Sprint has been advertising heavily).

Reduced international calling rates are better than nothing, but it still does little to fix the mess that is international calling and usage.

Source: Sprint

15 comments

jrsegoviano

But when would they roll out Nation wide LTE?

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Newfangled Gizmo

Check 'Family' spelling, Derek.

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Newfangled Gizmo

Wow, it really is called 'Framily'. Never mind.

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Genghis2k3

A combination of "friends and family".

xhead75

Frun times!

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igotberryfever

I can't wait to close my Sprint account, one by one they are moving to ATT.

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peterallcdn

Agreed. Wish there was an easy way to filter out these non-BlackBerry filler articles.

dondizm

What's a Framily Plan? LOL!

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rdljr

Friends + Family

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LopeZ10

There are about 204 countries lol there's always this guy

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crackfinder

Sprint sucks.

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nodebt168

Countdown to when someone says "Framily" is a pronunciation insult to Asians.....3...2...1....

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Lostonline

It isn't. At all. It is a marketing campaign.

But, for the lol's, I will point out that you, YOU are the one who said it. GJ!

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