Ting Improves International Calling Rates For CDMA And GSM Customers
Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO Ting has recently announced new international calling rates. Ting improves international calling rates for all of its customers, CDMA and GSM. The rates are the same for all. As Ting notes on its official blog, their customers can now call family and friends in more than 150 countries at cheaper rates. But, as some of their customers say in the comments below their blog post, not all Ting international calling rates have been lowered; some have been increased too.
Overall, Ting has lowered the cost of international calling rates for many popular destinations as Canada $0.01 (was $0.15) and Mexico $0.01 (was $0.28). The carrier has provided few destinations with new and the old rates in order to show the change: Bangladesh $0.03 (was $0.10), China $0.02 (was $0.10), Colombia $0.05 (was $0.15), Dominican Republic $0.07 (was $0.20), Honduras $0.12 (was $0.30), India $0.02 (was $0.10), Nigeria $0.07 (was $0.20), Pakistan $0.04 (was $0.10), Peru $0.03 (was $0.40), Philippines $0.11(was $0.30), South Korea $0.02 (was $0.06), United Kingdom $0.02 (was $0.52) and more.
Ting has also made international calling feature enabled by default on all Ting accounts but it’s also left the option for customers to disable it directly in the Ting dashboard. Customers can also disable international calling from their account if they want and Ting provides a tutorial on how to do it.
Back in December last year, Ting said that they’re no longer offering international roaming for CDMA customers as Sprint has stopped supporting it. However, for Ting customers with GSM handsets, international roaming is available. It works with supported countries at Ting’s regular GSM roaming rates. Also, CDMA customers with newer phones that likely have a SIM card slot can be used internationally with a local provider. However, customers need to make sure that their SIM slot is unlocked for international use.
In related news, Ting has reduced the cost of two of its phones permanently. The phones are Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) which now costs $74 instead of previous $117 and LG Volt 2 which went from $183 to only $66. Both of these phones are CDMA-based.