Family mobile: Get the best phones for everyone and an affordable family mobile plan to boot
Richard Howard • October 17, 2019if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
We love saving every Ting user money with our revolutionary system where you only pay for what you use, but one of the things we’re proudest of is how easy we make it for entire families to save on a single, simple plan. By sharing pooled minutes, text and data, using smart mobile habits and setting caps, limits and alerts with Ting’s powerful dashboard feature, Ting families continue to enjoy unbelievably low monthly bills. After finding Ting, creating an affordable family plan is the easy part. The hard part? Getting the entire family phones they’re happy with while not breaking the bank! Well, you know we wouldn’t leave you hanging in that department. We’ve carefully chosen phones in the Ting Shop to offer great options for everyone – from the tech-obsessed power user to the ‘keep it simple, silly’ phone fan. Here are just a few examples of how Ting customers can find the perfect family mobile phones for the perfect family mobile plan.
Tommy, The iPhone Aficionado
Tommy couldn’t give a hoot about the constant razzing he gets from his Android-having family, any phone he owns will have an Apple with a chunk bitten out of it on the back. He’s been around since the original iPhone and will insist till the end of days that Androids are just ‘wannabes of the best smartphone.’ These days, however, it’s less important to him that he owns the newest version the week it comes out and more important he and his family practice responsible spending and saving. When iPhone X came out, he agreed wholeheartedly with our opinion that iPhone 7 is still a great phone. While that’s still true (and why both iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are available in the Ting Shop at incredibly affordable prices), he decided it was time for an upgrade and Ting’s price on iPhone XR made it an easy decision. For just $599 ($35/month with Affirm*), Tommy is able to enjoy the phone’s stunning display, advanced camera and lightning-fast A12 Bionic chip. In true Dad smack-talk fashion, he tells the family he could have gone for iPhone 11, but he didn’t want them to be too jealous. Okay, Dad.
Jessica, The Tech-Lover
(aka ‘Mom’ aka ‘The Boss’)
Since she was a kid, Jessica would take apart and put back together her amazed parents’ electronics around the house. To no one’s surprise, she now works in the tech industry. Her fascination definitely extends to her choices in phones, and she’s always on the lookout for something with exciting new tech. However, she simply won’t spend $1,000+ on a phone, preferring to put those extra hundreds of dollars towards her kids and saving for early retirement. She found the perfect balance in the Ting Shop with the LG G7 ThinQ ($649 or $30/month with Affirm*). Its super-bright 6.1” screen, Boombox speaker and DTS:X 3D Surround Sound mean her high-quality media needs are covered and then some. And for the crispest pictures of the family vacation, the G7 ThinQ’s Dual 16MP rear cameras with AI Cam take some of the best in the business, day or night. Jessica claims that Dad is always ‘coincidentally missing’ when she wants to compare their phones’ picture quality. We’re not getting involved in that one.
Sacha, The Active Teen
(aka “Guys, quit embarrassing me!”)
While Sacha loves a good catch-up session with the girls as much as any teen, she’s also as active as a 15-year-old gets. Hikes, soccer, volleyball, concerts, day trips with the girls, you name it. She needs a phone that can keep up with her (and let’s be honest, one she can show off a bit). That’s why her parents did some research and decided the best smartphone for her is the Motorola Moto G7 Play. Of course, the Ting Shop’s crazy-low price ($199 or $12/month with Affirm*) didn’t hurt either. Tommy and Jessica knew that with a quick focussing rear camera and a selfie camera with a rare flash, 32GB of storage for all those pics, an ultra-wide 5.7” display and cool features like face unlock and rapid charging, the G7 Play was a home run. They didn’t expect her to admit it, of course. So when she was unable to hide a smile and offered up a brief ‘cool’ before running off to her room, they nearly keeled over. Not bad, Mom and Dad.
Andy, The Ball of Energy
(aka ‘The Wild One’
aka ‘Always at 11 Andy’)
Andy’s a great 10-year-old. But by George, does he have energy. Jessica conservatively estimates she spends 70 percent of her time either finding an activity for him or making sure he hasn’t found an activity for himself that might have less than optimal results for breakable objects around the house. So when Andy began insisting he just had to have a phone like his big sister, his parents knew finding an Andy-resistant first smartphone might be a challenge. Imagine their surprise when they quickly found the perfect phone for kids in the Motorola Moto E4 Plus ($189 or $12/month with Affirm*). Already incredibly sturdy, with the beefy case and screen protector they’ve added it’s nearly indestructible. With the same size screen and similar camera layout as his sister’s phone, there hasn’t been a jealous peep. The huge capacity of the 5,000 mAh battery will easily make it through one of his overnight camping trips or the couple days he just plain forgets to charge the phone. Naturally, they’ll stay in control of what games and apps go on the phone. But at least they can feel secure they’ve found a great kid’s cell phone that just might withstand the tiny tornado that is Andy.
(aka “I asked for a phone,
not a spaceship”)
As she’s fond of saying, the fact that she’s older means that Grandma Julie is wiser, not dumber and can take care of herself, thank you very much. While there’s no doubt that’s true, Tommy and Jessica’s minds would still be more at ease if she had a phone in case of emergencies. Grandma Julie agreed but on one condition. She did not want them spending too much on a phone “that was basically a computer with 1,000 things she didn’t need.” Luckily, the Coolpad Snap flip phone fit the bill (coming soon to the Ting Shop, $50 refurbished). Unlike many other inexpensive ‘feature’ phones, the Snap supports 4G-LTE for crystal-clear calling and great data speeds. Its large, responsive keys make dialing and occasional texting a breeze. The inclusion of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling means Grandma will often be able to make calls in areas with poor reception. It even received the highest M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility rating.
Get a smartphone plan to go with those new smartphones
You can always bet that for the different members of a family, mobile phones were not all created equal. It’s certainly a big help when you can find the best smartphone for everyone in one spot like the Ting Shop. Add to that our family-friendly rates (the average family of four pays less than $20 per line), and it’s easy to understand why Ting Mobile is quickly becoming a favorite when it comes to family mobile.
*Subject to credit approval. Rates from 0-30% APR for 6, 18, and 24-month terms based on creditworthiness. Down payment may be required. Offer is subject to change at any time. Previous purchases are ineligible for offer. For purchases under $100, limited payment options are available. Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey-chartered bank, Member FDIC.
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