As per one of the leading Unlocked Cell Phone Blog Site, Sprint has announced that they will be now allowing customers to roam abroad on 4G networks where they are available. The roaming so far is limited to Digicel, which is located in Jamaica, and Global Mobile, which is currently located in Taiwan. The devices will utilize the Sprint SmartView Connection Manager, which will allow the devices to detect when they are within reach of the networks. They will be able to connect to the roaming service utilizing a 24 hour day long pass for just $14.99. The announcement makes Sprint the first company to offer international 4G Roaming.
The partnership goes to show that Sprint is committed to advancing their 4G support where applicable. The manager will allow for users to also utilize their Sprint connection, or international 4G roaming connection to connect to their desktops as well.
“We are excited to be Sprint’s first 4G roaming partner in Asia and looking forward to extending this alliance to our partners around the world,” said Rosemary Ho, who is the CEO of Global Mobile.
The partnership is the first of its kind to involve 4G networks and will allow for users to internationally roam on 4G networks. The current Sprint 4G network is found in 71 different markets in the Untied States. These markets include some very large cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Houston and New York City. Sprint has continually expanded their 4G coverage, and is expected to continue their rapid expansion rate well into 2011.
Although their international 4G roaming features are limited, you can take this announcement as the first of more to come that will hopefully expand their 4G coverage to other areas of the globe in the coming months. Digicel is currently offering 4G coverage in more than 32 different markets across the Caribbean, and Central America.
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