Update: Ting GSM is now in a public beta. Head over here for the latest thread!
We've been testing GSM since early December. Several weeks ago, several dozen Ting customers were recruited by a secret branch of the CIA called SD-6. They were sworn to secrecy...
No, wait. Sorry. Wrong script.
A few weeks ago, several dozen Ting customers were invited to join our private beta for GSM. (And a few additional folks have joined since.) We're going to start inviting customers who have purchased their SIM cards in small batches beginning today, and we wanted a place to where we could get your feedback, discuss known issues if we discover any, and allow everyone to share their GSM experiences.
A few caveats: international roaming, international long distance, and WiFi Calling are all currently missing in action. We'll have more updates on these features as we get closer to our full launch. We've also seen issues with group messaging on iOS.
So, stay tuned to your inbox! Invites will start going out later this afternoon if all goes well, and we'll be increasing the number of invites that go out each day. We really appreciate everyone's interest!
So, you'd like to move your phone number from Ting CDMA to Ting GSM? We're building a fancy tool that will let you do this in a click or two. But, for now, you have to do it the hard way. It works, but like everything else in the beta, there may be bumps. For example, with the fancy tool, it'll be possible for the "switch" to happen in a few minutes. For now, it's a manual number port. If you want things to go as quickly as possible, when entering your porting information, be sure to get your account number and port out PIN from your Ting dashboard here. Be sure to also include the current address listed here.