Will Ting Be Your New Cell Phone Provider?

If someone were to ask you what bill that you pay every month do you hate the most what would you say? Well, this question is totally loaded and can generate a multitude of answers for a variety of reasons.  One bill that is insane for me is the Verizon Wireless bill.  It’s totally a double edged sword, I hate it but my iPhone and the data that goes to and from it is something I would not be able to live without.  I feel like most people are similar to this.

Recently, a friend of mine pointed out a discount cell phone provider which a respected provider network, but without the respected provider prices.  The company is called Ting and they utilize the Nationwide Sprint Network for their service.  The story behind the company is actually very interesting as its a project of Tucows but if that’s not what you are about here is a quick breakdown of their rates


As you can see the rates are low comparatively speaking and no-contract, but in reality it comes down to your usage.  In my case there are months where my data usage can exceed 2gb depending on travel and wifi availability.  Also, my Verizon account is a shared plan with 4 other lines, all of which also have iPhones or other smartphones and absorb a significant amount of data.  Ting does not appear to be a great solution for heavy users. The services included are fantastic, especially the Hotspot service!  The network quality is wholly equal to whatever Spring advertises as their current network quality which is a solid reassurance factory for anyone debating a switch.  Its also worth noting the phones that Ting offers are very competitive, modern and in demand with users.  They are also very lax on the devices as you can “bring your own” as long as its compatible on the Spring Network.

What do you think? Are you ready to ditch your carrier for a company like Ting? There are other no-contract and/or prepaid’s our there such as Virgin, Boost and even the major providers have similar offerings, but they dont tend to be as popular.

Edgar @ Degrees and Debt

AuthorEdgar @ Degrees and Debt

Founder of Degrees and Debt. Edgar just wrapped up his MS in Project Management with a focus on Information Security Management. Battling back to even from student loans, mortgage and credit card debt is an art Edgar is learning to master. This is his journey.

4 thoughts on “Will Ting Be Your New Cell Phone Provider?

  1. Never heard of Ting (not that I remember) but I am looking to change service providers. At the moment we are spending over $200 per month and i have friends with unlimited plans for $45 through other carriers. I am currently looking at Straight Talk and MetroPCS now I guess I will add Ting as well.
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  2. I stay with a ‘pay as you go’ service. It is more expensive for people who use their phones a lot. However, mine is just for emergencies – I probably make one call and send a couple of texts a month so do not need a monthly package. However, i know many people use their phones for a lot more than that. It is so important to make sure that they are on the right package for their usage. I think a lot of people just stay with teh same provider through loyalty and allow themselves to be talked in to a more expensive package than they need.
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