Ting Customer Q&A – Anthony Colby
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Ting customer since: Feb 2012
Previous carrier: T-Mobile
Monthly Savings with Ting: Approx. $60/mo
Where did you first hear about Ting?:
Several online tech articles (Tech Crunch, etc)
What was it about Ting that resonated with you and made you want to switch?:
The price, the fact that it was pay-for-what-you-use (since I never use texting, and very rarely use voice, it always annoyed me to have to pay for either). Also, the fact that I could live “contract free” with a mobile provider was a key motivator.
…How long was left? What did that translate to in early termination fees?:
I had about 6 months left, it translated to aprox $100 in termination fees. Given that I purchased a $500 phone that means I am eating away at a $600 “debt” that I got into because of Ting. However, since I’ve been with Ting since February, that debt is already nearly gone. Sooooooooo much more honest / truthful / awesome than with BigCell.
What kind of savings are you seeing with Ting, month over month?:
I used to pay $90, I now pay $30 or less per month… so $60 savings per month, on average.
How many phones and/or data services do you have on your Ting plan?:
2, a Motorola Photon 4G and a Huawei Express Mobile Hotspot
When you explain Ting to your friends, family and/or random passers by, what do you say?:
It’s pay for what you use. It’s combined so that you don’t need a separate plan for each device. It’s simple. It’s no BS. It’s way cheaper than I was paying on T-Mobile.
Are you happy you made the move to Ting? Care to elaborate?:
INSANELY HAPPY! Paying $60 less a month is GREAT, but it’s more than that. I like seeing all of my fees upfront, not being lied to about costs, and being on a carrier that doesn’t think the iPhone is a golden-god and Android is something that they simply have to “deal with.” Lately, with the fact that the Ting Army is starting up, I’m even MORE happy, knowing that Ting FUNDAMENTALLY supports developers, benevolent hackers, rooters, modders, flashers, and roms. Truly groundbreaking, again and again.
What should we be doing better?:
Lower data costs. You guys are a phone service that loves anyone, but is best for nerds. However, your pricing reflects someone who doesn’t (love) tech users. I’d rather see higher voice prices, and lower data prices, than what they are now. The data costs about 2x what it costs for my former tablet’s data-only plan ($35 for 3GB) and that, to me, is way to high.