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    Default Ting, pay as you go mobile service.

    I just ran across Ting, a pay as you go cell phone service that uses the Verizon and Sprint networks. Just wondering if anyone uses it or has any information behind it.

    I'm currently paying $103 a month for an iPhone plan with AT&T, Ting has a calculator on their site http://www.ting.com where you can input the usage from your last bill and see how much it would have cost.

    I input 250 voice mins, 806 text messages, and 500MB of data and the monthly total was $33

    Of course I can't bring my iPhone over to Ting but they offer HTC and Samsung Galaxy smartphones which I'm wiling to switch to android for $70 a month in savings

    Yearly with AT&T: $1,236

    Estimated yearly with Ting: $396


    So damn tempting..

    Edit: If anyone decides to switch, there is a $25 credit if you use http://Phil.Ting.com

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    I believe Ting is Sprint only since you can only port over Sprint phones. I was going to try them out but still annoying that I would have to pay Sprint $500 for ETF just to go back.

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    Since they use sprints network, data speeds may get throttled. Something you might want to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notbob View Post
    Since they use sprints network, data speeds may get throttled. Something you might want to look at.
    All data speeds in the mighty USA are throttled. News flash lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fropitar View Post
    I just ran across Ting, a pay as you go cell phone service that uses the Verizon and Sprint networks. Just wondering if anyone uses it or has any information behind it.

    I'm currently paying $103 a month for an iPhone plan with AT&T, Ting has a calculator on their site http://www.ting.com where you can input the usage from your last bill and see how much it would have cost.

    I input 250 voice mins, 806 text messages, and 500MB of data and the monthly total was $33

    Of course I can't bring my iPhone over to Ting but they offer HTC and Samsung Galaxy smartphones which I'm wiling to switch to android for $70 a month in savings

    Yearly with AT&T: $1,236

    Estimated yearly with Ting: $396


    So damn tempting..

    Edit: If anyone decides to switch, there is a $25 credit if you use http://Phil.Ting.com
    Did you see that you pay full price for the phone? 600 plus your bill pretty much evens things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DotUKings View Post
    All data speeds in the mighty USA are throttled. News flash lol.
    Well yeah, but i think they do it even more when its a carrier using someone else network
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    Quote Originally Posted by DotUKings View Post
    Did you see that you pay full price for the phone? 600 plus your bill pretty much evens things out.
    Thought about it. I usually keep a phone for two years, which would help bring the savings margin down more than comparing to a single year. I also might keep the phone longer since I wouldn't be getting those "cheap" $300 contract renewal offers.

    If I decide to switch, I go in with an understanding that data may be throttled and perhaps the service may be a little less than I'm getting now. However, for or me personally with my usage (mentioned In OP) I just can't imagine all those Facebook refreshes are worth the extra $70 a month I'm currently paying. Not to mention I'm tired of AT&T having me by the balls. Last phone upgrade I used there was a new $35 "upgrade fee", and I was kicked off the old unlimited data and limited to 2GB (not that I was using it, but still). Someone has to jump out of the lemming line and give them the finger otherwise they'll continue doing everything to bump their profit margin (aka screw the customer).

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    After looking into it, the pricing is a "bucket" setup, you choose the bucket where your usage should land, if you use less than that bucket, they credit you for every data/MSG/voice minute that you don't use.. Of course this on the other end of the spectrum as well. They'll bump you to the next bucket with no overage fees.
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    Here is Tings sales pitch.

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    T Mobile is making some big announcements next week or two. At this point I would wait for the announcements, its supposed to have a HUGE impact on the wireless landscape
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