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Sprint Turns Off International CDMA Roaming for Ting Users

For people who are always on the go, staying connected to the internet is no longer just a bonus-- it's a necessity. And when traveling, the usual options include going local or to opt to pay out of this world international roaming fees. By going local, you can opt for an inexpensive solution while continuing to stay connected in a different country. For so long, this has always been the preferred alternative and continues to be a favorable option by those who travel a lot. Even the idea of getting a cheap burner phone is something that comes off as a wise decision.

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.

Source: Ting


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  1. Seems typical. There's usually good news here from the Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T prepaid worlds, but it seems most of the headlines of anything Sprint-related are dire.

  2. So if I understand this right, when I recently requestsd for an unlock of my Sprint IPhone 4s from Ting all they were doing was adding an international agreement to my account and not unlocking the sim for GSM internationally, do I have this right?

    1. Apples and oranges. This article is about CDMA roaming. It has nothing to do with using your phone internationally with a local GSM SIM.

      If you requested an international unlock from Ting and they said it was done your SIM slot should be unlocked so you can use foreign GSM SIMs in it.

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