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Redditors share seven Ting hacks to help you save money on mobile

The Ting subreddit is a great place to discuss everything related to Ting service, smartphones and the US mobile industry in general.

We’re constantly seeing discussions that help redditors have a better experience with Ting, sharing ways to help minimize data, minutes and text usage. Smartphones offer so many features that it’s easy to miss out on useful apps and settings that can have a big impact on your monthly phone bill (if you’re with a pay-for-what-you-use provider like Ting).

While our Ting tips do a pretty good job of digging into the basics, redditors are on another level when it comes to overall smartphone knowledge. So, we decided to ask the community to share the #1 phone trick or hack they use to lower their monthly Ting bill.

We’ve listed our seven favorites below – take a look.

Five inexpensive smartphones with flagship performance

In modern life, our phones are a big part of everything we do. We all want the latest iPhone, Galaxy or Pixel, but the price is too high for today’s smartphone standards.

While flagship phones tend to get all the press coverage, smart buyers look beyond the hype towards lesser-known phones and earlier models that still keep up with the best.

Below, you’ll find proof that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to have a legendary smartphone experience. You’ll be able to get the latest news from your favorite websites, download some games, chat in the latest app, take a picture or shoot a video.

Even though the flagship phones win at being the most expensive, that rarely means that they are the best performers. Whatever you want to do, you can do it on the road and still have money left over to spend when you get there.

These five overachievers work on one (or both) of Ting GSM and Ting CDMA networks. Just make sure to pick up a compatible SIM card from the Ting Shop and you’re good to go. No contract, no worries.


5 wise smartphone choices for less than $200

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There should really be a category of smartphone called “wisephone;” the kind of phone you get when you like all the cool new features, but you have better things to do with your money than spend $800 or more on a phone. Like when you buy a car, you can keep a great deal of money in your pocket by choosing one from a previous model year or from a brand that doesn’t carry a huge price premium. In the mobile world, it’s especially true when you choose to go no contract. Then, you’re free to find the best deal on the phone with features you want, and you don’t have to buy it directly from your carrier.

Take a good look at these five sub-$200 smartphones. They are not cheap smartphones, they’re inexpensive. It’s an important distinction. These phones will work on either the Ting CDMA or GSM network and so could also be used with Sprint’s (CDMA) or T-Mobile’s (GSM) networks.

Ting tip for iOS: Download Google Maps for offline use

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

 

Google Maps for iOS includes a feature that lets you download entire regions of the map for offline use later. By downloading your routes over a Wi-Fi connection, you can save big on the amount of mobile data used during navigation. Turn-by-turn navigation, location searches and establishment info can all be accessed without a data connection.

Caching these areas for offline use also makes sure you have a consistent experience through areas with low reception. Taking a wrong turn due to a network delay will be a thing of the past.

Ting tips for iOS 10: Four lesser known features Apple isn’t talking about

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That smell in the air is the scent of an iOS refresh highlighting the coming fall season. For iPhone and iPad users this means a load of new features to look forward to.

Rather than going over the obvious: the newly redesigned home-screen, control center, Maps and Music player. Here are a few of the lesser known, but still handy, features found in iOS 10.

Which iPhone 7 is best to bring to Ting?

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Update: SIM-free iPhone 7 is now available

  • SIM-free iPhone 7 model number A1660 or A1661 (for the iPhone 7 Plus) is fully compatible with both Ting CDMA and Ting GSM

Compatible SIM cards


Other compatible models

  • iPhone 7 model number A1778 (or A1784 for the iPhone 7 Plus) is compatible with Ting GSM but not Ting CDMA.