Planning a trip overseas? Need to stay in touch with family or friends who live abroad? Sprint offers plans for international calling, texting, and data to keep you covered and connected. Please be advised there is NO COVERAGE on cruise ships.
Sprint Global Roaming
- No monthly cost
- Active on all Sprint smart phones by default
- $0.20/min calls
- Free texting
- Free, unlimited data at up to 2G speeds
- Can buy up data to high speed as a 1-day or 7-day pass.
- Visit Sprint's Gobal Roaming website for a list of covered countries
Sprint Iconic Data
- $69.99/month, prorated for the number of days active on your phone line
- Unlimited high-speed data
- Available in most countries covered by Sprint Global Roaming
- Call prices will vary by country. Texts are $0.50/send $0.05/receive.
Please call, email, or come by the Sprint Department at least one week before your trip to set up international services on your phones.
Using an International SIM/Carrier
Sprint International plans are best utilized when you are travelling for less than two months. If you are planning on being out of the country for an extended period of time, for a study abroad as an example, it is preferred that you unlock your phone for international use. This unlocks your phone to be used with a SIM card from a carrier in the country you are visiting. Your phone will still work in the U.S. with the Sprint SIM card. Once you arrive at your destination, you will find a local provider, purchase a SIM card, and replace your Sprint SIM card with the new one. Keep your Sprint SIM card to use again once you return to the U.S.
This unlock process will also include placing your line on Seasonal Standby. This keeps your number active, but will not charge you the full price for service with Sprint. The cost for this plan is $0.01 per month plus a small amount in fees and taxes. The average price is $1.27/month. Seasonal Standby places a hold on your contract, which extends your contract commitment by the number of months it remains on your line. For example, if your contract was set to end on 8/1/17 and you are gone for four months, your new contract end date will be 12/1/17.
Contact the Sprint Department to start this process 1-2 weeks before your trip.
Calling from the U.S. to foreign countries
If you need to make calls from the U.S. to other countries, you will be charged a per minute price for all calls. Rates vary for calls to land lines or mobile devices depending on what country you are calling. There is a Premium Long Distance plan available for $5/month that will decrease the per minute price for calls. Texting rates will be $0.20/text to send or receive regardless of the country you are texting. Please inquire at the Sprint Department for call pricing or find information at Sprint International.