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Ting Cell Plans

May 15th, 2012 at 02:08 pm

Several weeks back MonkeyMama posted about a new cell phone plan where you could pick your features.

I happened to mention this company to one of my girlfriends a few weeks back. I walked with her this morning and she mentioned that she and her DH had switched cell service to Ting. They bought new phones and with Ting you buy the phone outright, so that was a bit of an up front expense. But, she said their cell phone bill is now $25/mo. Right now they have the smallest amount of minutes and texts. She might move up to the next level for texts, but even if they do they are saving a ton over their old AT&T service. She was really happy I had told her about it... So I'm passing her "Thanks" along to MM.

I told my friend I was glad she was trying it out. (She can be our guinea pig Wink )

6 Responses to “Ting Cell Plans”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Cool, good to know! We are interested but I told my family we'd each have to buy our own smartphones if they wanted to switch from our current prepaid deal. So that's kind of hard to decide whether or not to save up our hard-earned fun money to buy phones vs. spending it on other fun stuff. But that's great to know it works! We average less than $50 a month for 3 prepaids, which is a hard deal to equal or beat. Sounds like Ting could do it!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Well, thank her back for being the guniea pig! Wink

    I wouldn't be surprised if we go that route eventually. I so much prefer the "pay a lot up front, but skip the insane monthly contract" model. By the same token, just didn't want to be the guniea pig! Big Grin

  3. Tabs Says:

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    This is a timely post for me, as I want to ditch AT & T. Wow, Ting would cost me $41 (plus tax) per month for my family (son, mom, myself)!

    They only have 1 non-smart phone available. The price is $70. There is also a $35 activation fee.

    So to get started, I would have to shell out $315.00. That's a little painful. However, I'd break even in 8 months (compared to a T Mobile contract), then be ahead from that point foreward.


    The phone looks just fine to me, but it doesn't have a keyboard to make texting easier. Can't have it all, I guess.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, and their website says they use Sprint's telecommunications network.

  6. Jerry Says:

    I wish we had the insurance of something like this over here in SE Europe. Actually in the country where we live, the telecom companies are being investigated by the EU for business practices that lead to inflated mobile phone bills (in a place where people have crappy wages anyway, no less). I miss the States in that regard.

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