Sprint and Altell sign roaming agreement

May 09 2006 - 10:32 AM ET | Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel and Altell agreed to a 10-year roaming agreement that will allow customers from both companies to roam on each other's network. The agreement is effective starting July 1 and extends through 2016. Both CDMA voice services and EV-DO data are covered .

Altell already has roaming agreements with Verizon Wireless and Cingular. Its deal with Cingular was just extended to last through 2012. Since most Altell customers are using CDMA devices, the GSM Cingular network has little impact.