Traveling Overseas with Sprint Has Never Been Easier with International
Wi-Fi Calling to the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at No
Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark first device from Sprint to get
International Wi-Fi Calling update
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- August 28, 2014
Sprint (NYSE: S) will begin offering International Wi-Fi Calling back to the
United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software
update to Samsung Galaxy S^® 4 with Sprint Spark™ rolling out now. This new
feature allows those traveling abroad with Wi-Fi Calling enabled phones to
make and receive calls to friends and family in the United States, U.S. Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico at no additional charge while connected to a Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Calling lets Sprint customers use voice and messaging services over
existing home, office and public Wi-Fi networks.^1 Available at no additional
charge to Sprint customers with a compatible Android™ smartphone, it offers
improved voice, data and messaging services in locations that previously had
limited or no mobile network coverage.
International Wi-Fi Calling adds the ability for Sprint customers to use voice
and messaging services over existing home, office and public Wi-Fi networks^1
in more than 100 countries outside the United States back to the United
States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico phone numbers without being charged
or using monthly plan minutes.^2
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“We are excited to roll out International Wi-Fi Calling as part of our
commitment to enhancing the customer experience and expanding the calling
reach for our customers,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Business & Product
Development, Sprint. “As this international capability becomes available on
more of our devices, Sprint customers won’t have to think twice about calling
home while on vacation or away on business. This is one more tool we are
giving our customers to stay easily connected with those who matter most.”
Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark will be the first smartphone from Sprint to get
the International Wi-Fi Calling update. Sprint plans to expand Wi-Fi Calling
with international calling capabilities to additional devices throughout 2014.
Currently, Wi-Fi Calling is available on 11 smartphones from Sprint: HTC One^®
max, HTC One^® (M8), HTC One^® (M8) Harman/Kardon edition, LG G3, LG G Flex,
Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark, Samsung Galaxy S^® 4 mini, Samsung
Galaxy S^® 5, Samsung Galaxy S^® 5 Sport, Samsung Galaxy Mega™, Samsung Galaxy
Note^® 3 and SHARP AQUOS Crystal (coming soon).
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and
better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most.
Sprint served more than 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014, and is
widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier
in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA,
Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international
push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American
Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in
customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years.
Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North
America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at
www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
^1Check with your Wi-Fi provider to see if data charges may apply.
^2Standard or discounted pricing for international calling applicable to Wi-Fi
can be found at www.sprint.com/international.
Samsung, Galaxy S and Galaxy Note are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co.,
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