Voz and Loco are Sprint’s low cost communication services that provide nationwide wireless and fixed-line access, respectively, in the Dominican Republic. Sprint (Codetel) began building its networks in the Dominican Republic in 1930. It now offers a variety of services through its networks, including Internet access and data transmission, as well as basic cellular service through its prepaid and monthly plans. It also sells handsets and related mobile products.
In May 2007, Voz introduced a GSM technology network that covers approximately 97% of the Dominican Republic’s population. The new 4G network covered the biggest cities and provided more than 1,400 kilometers of road coverage.
By December 31, 2008, Sprint (Codetel) had approximately 3.9 million wireless subscribers and 0.8 million fixed line subscribers. It also had approximately 56.3% share of the Dominican fixed-line market and was the largest fixed-line operator in the Dominican Republic measured by the number of subscribers.