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Martha
16 Oct 2017

I have been subscribed to Ting for my Galaxy phone for about a couple of years and have been extremely pleased with their customer service, which is the best I have ever experienced with any entity. The monthly charges are pretty reasonable, but I use my phone so little that I would like to reduce them as much as possible.

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Kirsten
16 Oct 2017

I've been with Ting since I read about them in 2012. They don't bill in advance any more. It's all billed after the fact, so no prepayments and credits. I went from over $100 per month with a major carrier to around $40-45 per month with Ting (for two phones).

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John Silberman
16 Oct 2017

Tried their calculator, seems to be about the same price as what I pay for Consumer Cellular.

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Jo L. Will
16 Oct 2017

I've been with Ting in the past, but I'm happier now with Tello. There I put so much down, like $20, then use it up over time. 1 cent per text, 2 cents per megabit, and 3 cents per minute. Some tax is added to the money put on account, but no other charges. My wife and I don't use the phones a lot, particularly data- we're on WiFi mostly anyway. Her usage is running under $3/mo, mine under $6/month. We both have iPhone 5S's. I've found no cheaper cellular deal for our amount of usage anywhere (Sprint is the provider for the tello.com MVNO)

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pdsterling
16 Oct 2017

wow - I suppose this is of interest to people who are on their cell phone every minute. I am an old age pensioner who only has the phone as an emergency outlet for my aged mother. it costs me $21 for three months through TracFone, and I would have gotten the service twenty five years ago, if it was available.

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Larry
16 Oct 2017

Freedompop is still cheaper if want basic service
of 200 min , 500 text , 500 M data is free + $2.5 for voice mail , this would be $15 on ting for
100 min , 100 text , 100 M data
Since I only use cellphone for occasional travel or a power outage and then use Ooma at home , freedompop works for me.

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Linda
16 Oct 2017

I just did a calculation for my husband's phone. He rarely uses it but needs some data. 100 MB would not be enough; 500 MB would be plenty. That said, his plan with TPO comes out less expensive. It also uses T-Mobile network. The one thing Ting has that TPO does not is the monthly adjustment.

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Charles
16 Oct 2017

You mentioned "another phone company that will proactively lower you bill." Republic Wireless has been doing that for me for over 2 years. They've now been in business for 6 years. If you're only looking at AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile rates, Ting might look good to you. But if you compare Republic's rate, at https://republicwireless.com/cell-phone-plans/, they may not look so good, especially since Republic clearly states "All plans include unlimited talk, text and WiFi data." If you have ready access to wi-fi most of the time, your rates could be as low as $15/mo. On an older plan, my rate is usually about $15 or less every month. Tax only runs ~$2. So look at Republic before you leap at a piecemeal plan that will add up quickly.

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ElSH
16 Oct 2017

We've had Ting for two years now and absolutely love it. Our usage varies greatly from month to month, and I love only paying for what we use. In fringe reception areas, a lot of times my phone will work when my friends can't get a good signal. I would recommend them to anyone.

Posted by:

Fred
16 Oct 2017

I have a question.
How is the coverage?
I use Verizon and it basically covers great areas without roaming.
Does Ting and other outfits that other folks recommend in the comments here have poor, good, great coverage ?

Posted by:

Brian L
16 Oct 2017

I had TING for a year and hated it. You have to buy their buckets of minutes or data and if you exceed your bucket, you end up paying $85 a month like I did on several months. Republic Wireless, like Charles said is the better deal for me. I have the one gig plan and unlimited talk and text for $20 a month. I am always using my home wifi while at home or restarants wifi when dining out so I save on my data every month. Just make sure you have a decent/FREE VPN like jailbreak vpn offers. www.jailbreakvpn.com

Posted by:

Paul
16 Oct 2017

@Fred Ting uses the T-Mobile or Sprint networks

Posted by:

HA
16 Oct 2017

I got my daughter a Ting phone to keep in her car. It's the cheapest plan if you are going to use only a few minutes a month for emergencies, or maybe not use it at all.

Posted by:

Pati
17 Oct 2017

I hope Bob doesn't mind, here is a link that gets us both 25 dollars off.

https://ting.com/?lpn=zme0s81o6t2


Here's a Consumer Reports article.
https://ting.com/shared/uploaded_images/08/04/1501851072.png

I love this company. Our bill for 3 is usually under 30 total. Best customer service! One woman stayed over on her shift because she was determined to fix my problem.

Another chatted with me for at least 15 minutes about Irish music.

Posted by:

Pati Wolfgang
17 Oct 2017

Btw, Ting isn't right for everyone... Like my chatterbox wasband. 200 minutes one month.

The guy at Ting when I cancelled for wazzie laughed and said "We're not right for everyone!"

And if it's just you, a plan like Freedom Pop might be cheaper.

For a family, Ting is cheaper for us. You only pay for one plan. It works out to ten dollars each for us.

Posted by:

Pati
17 Oct 2017

Coverage is great, btw. We have 2 Sprint and one T Mobile. Both work fine and we're in the boonies.

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Pati
17 Oct 2017

Btw, Tello was tempting. When I last checked them out, they didn't have roaming.

Big deal out here. Lol

Here's Ting's FAQ on roaming.
https://help.ting.com/hc/en-us/articles/205427998-Mobile-Coverage-Area-Ting-Coverage-and-Roaming-Coverage

Here's Tello.

https://tello.com/help_center?_language=en

Posted by:

Joe M
17 Oct 2017

For my usage, H2O Wireless is cheaper.

Thanks for the spam.

If this were a comparison of low-cost providers, then fine. But c'mon....

Posted by:

Laurie
17 Oct 2017

The calculator shows no savings for me over my T-Mobile unlimited plan. My plan includes the goodies mentioned, like voicemail, call forwarding, caller ID, three-way calling, picture & video messaging, free number porting, tethering, and mobile hotspot capability. But, Ting seems like a good option for people with lower usage.

By the way, I’m still trying to figure out which carrier is still selling service contracts. AFAIK, those went away a few years back. Unless someone hasn’t completed an old one, seems no one should have carrier contract for service anymore. (Anyone who has an old one should be very close to it ending.). An equipment payment plan goes away if you pay off the device, so it is not the same thing as a service contract that specifies a time frame. You’re not locked into a specified time frame. Pay off the device and move on if you don’t like the carrier.

Posted by:

Mick
17 Oct 2017

I have been a Ting customer for better than a year and could not be more pleased. The price works for me and the frosting on the cake is CUSTOMER SERVICE
these folks are great! When you call a real person answers the phone, speaks fluent english is friendly and well informed.

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