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International calling and roaming FAQ

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Last updated by Edward Kirchlechner

International long distance and roaming are one of the few times that there may be a surcharge or additional fees when using Ting. To help understand how our international long distance and roaming works, we put together there frequently asked questions. 

International long distance FAQ 

1. Where does Ting offer international long distance?

Ting offers you the option to call over 60+ countries at no additional charge. Calling India is the same price as calling Indianapolis. Take a look at the places you can phone with no additional fee. Enjoy surcharge-free calling to landlines and cellular devices in:

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Plus, surcharge-free calling to landlines in:

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We also offer an 80 country option for $9 which includes everything from the 60+ mentioned above plus surcharge-free calling to landlines and mobile phones in these countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Portugal

And surcharge-free calling to landlines only in these countries:

  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bulgaria
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zabima

Calls to countries that aren't included on either list—or to mobile phones in countries which only offer free calling to landlines—will still be charged the applicable per-minute rate.

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2. Do long distance minutes also count towards my total minutes?

Yes. International calls will still count towards your total monthly minutes. If there is an additional long distance per minute charge, you'll be able to see the surcharge on your bill under the Extras section.

3. What are the fees for international text messages?

There is no additional charge for sending texts to an international long distance number. You can also receive texts from an international long distance number for no extra cost.

4. Is there a fee if someone calls me from another country?

No, incoming international calls are just like any other call. It will accumulate minutes in your monthly total, but there are no additional surcharges when you receive an international call while still in the US. 

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International roaming FAQ

1. What is the cost of traveling outside the US?

Ting offers international roaming on both our GSM and CDMA networks. While GSM phones can easily roam anywhere that we have coverage, CDMA phones do need to have a removable sim card to travel internationally.

There are a few different options to consider when traveling internationally depending on where you're going, how long you're planning on staying, and what type of phone you have. 

2. How much does it cost to send text messages if I am outside of the US?

You'll be able to send and receive text messages if you're within out international roaming. Depending on where you are traveling, the cost per text message will vary. 

3. How can I assure that my phone will work outside of the US?

There are multiple options for how you can use your phone outside of US, and each option has its benefits. It's best to review our international coverage options select the option that's best for you.

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