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The Elliott family saves more with Ting

John Elliott lives with his wife and son in Ohio. They currently save $110 a month on their two smartphones with Ting.

“The value is incredible but even more than that I appreciate the flexibility of the service. Before Ting, the only real option for truly flexible service was to have unlimited data, voice, and text which either required paying a high cost or sacrificing quality. Ting requires neither. Most months, my wife and I are pretty minimal in our data usage but should the need arise, it’s nice to be able to use our phones as we need and know that the rates we’re paying for that use is fair.”

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The need for this kind of flexibility came up when the John and his wife welcomed their newborn son into their lives. With Ting, you pay for what you use, so every month can be different. You don’t have to worry about going over your plan.

“When my son was born, it was great being able to send a billion texts and pictures without worrying about going over anything or paying a premium for that service on months when I don’t need it.”

John uses his phone for work, listening to music, playing games, personal messaging and calls. He uses Google Hangouts for messaging and calling family and friends. If he’s out and away from Wi-Fi and wants to look something up, he just makes a note of it on his phone and waits until he’s back on Wi-Fi to connect.

“With Ting, I turn off mobile data and simply connect to Wi-Fi at work or at home, which is where I spend 90% of my time. I didn’t expect that to be much of a sacrifice and it isn’t.”

With pay for what you use rates, the John finds it easier to disconnect and enjoy the simple things. And that means more family time.

“When I’m not on Wi-Fi I find that I don’t miss having access to my phone as much as I thought I would. I’ve become more present when going out to dinner.”