Data and Texting when roaming

I have read numerous posts that say voice and texting are still available when roaming, but after spending a week in an area without Internet or ting coverage, I found that this wasn't true. It wasn't until I came back to Ting coverage that my text messages came in. I'd like to see more features available when roaming, if possible.

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  • SMS texting should be available when roaming, but data is not available. That means MM Sor iMessage picture messaging is unavailable.

    In the past Ting has stated that for them, roaming data was about 10 times the cost of normal data and that is why it was not offered. 

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  • Regardless of the cost to Ting for data roaming, it should be offered and the _customer_ should have the option to accept the high cost or not.  Blanket "no data roaming" is my biggest beef with Ting.

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  • Ting has roaming texting.

    Early on, when Ting was just CDMA, they stated that roaming data rate would need to be about 10 times the rate of domestic data.T-Mobile has stated that, for them, roaming Internationally is less expensive than roaming on AT&T.

     

    I doubt Ting would get enough usage to cover their basic costs of maintaining data roaming agreements. I would not want my basic charges increased to support a few roaming data users.

    Ting is not marketed at those who need roaming data (including roaming picture messaging). They are focused on the majority of wireless users who do not require this service.

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