Existing Ting customers no longer have to decide between these two options anymore. Sprint, the network provider under which Ting operates in) has just switched off its international CDMA roaming service.The company is currently working to look for a tenable international roaming agreement for their customers using the CDMA network. This way, their customers no longer have to switch SIM cards, phone numbers, and even get a new phone.
While international roaming is unavailable for CDMA phones, the newer network devices are said to come with a SIM card slot. What this means is that when you travel with such a device, you'll be able to use the same phone with a local provider. This way, you can save on costs and still be able to use your phone internationally.
Ting users on a GSM network are not affected by this CDMA roaming shutdown. If your device makes use of Ting's GSM network or have a GSM SIM card, you still have an option to connect to Ting service internationally with their GSM roaming rates. Take note, however, this is still not the best solution if you would like to save money on exorbitant roaming fees.