As part of its new Sprint Open World Winter Promotion, the fourth-largest U.S. carrier is offering its 'Unlimited Freedom' customers the promise of true unlimited high-speed data while roaming in Mexico and 25 different Caribbean destinations for the next few months. Advertised and promoted as 'Sprint South', the offer kicks off today and will remain valid until March 31, 2017. In case you're a Sprint customer and don't subscribe to the Unlimited Freedom plan, fear not. The promotion is also available with Everything Data Share, Unlimited My Way, Employee and SWAC base plans. Customers who subscribe to any of the aforementioned plans will automatically have their accounts upgraded to receive the benefits of the carrier's Sprint South promotional scheme.
Under normal circumstances, the carrier, as part of its Global Roaming program, offers unlimited text and data while traveling in over 180 countries around the world. While voice calls cost 20 cents a minute in most of these regions, people traveling to over 20 select destinations in North, Central and South America are eligible to get unlimited talk, text and up to 1GB of high-speed data as part of Sprint Open World. The cheapest Unlimited Freedom plan costs $60 per month, and much like T-Mobile's controversial Binge On, offers unlimited mobile-optimized streaming videos, gaming and music that do not count against the high-speed data cap of 5GB. The carrier also offers an 'Unlimited Freedom Premium' option that offers high-definition streaming at 1080p and higher resolutions for just $20 extra per line.
As for the Sprint South promo, the carrier says that most of the vacation hotspots in the Caribbean including the Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and the Virgin Islands are included in the list. Some of the other sought-after tourist spots in the region, like St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados and the Dominican Republic are also among the nearly-thirty destinations listed by Sprint. In case you're a subscriber to one of the eligible Sprint plans and are thinking about escaping the cold weather by spending a couple of weeks in the tropics, you can hop over to your local Sprint Retail Store or drive over to a Radio Shack outlet to know more details about the offer.