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Hack your phone plan: A smartphone plan under $20

smartphone plan under $20A phone plan with data for around $16 plus tax each month. It’s not a pipe dream. It doesn’t mean giving up your smartphone. In fact, it requires having a smartphone.

With Ting Mobile, the $16 phone bill is within reach. If you’re smart about how you use your phone (and smart about choosing a cell phone service) your phone bill doesn’t need to come with a side of sticker shock. Whether you love iPhone or whether you’re in the Android camp, following are some easy ways to take complete control of your phone bill.

This phone hack works due to Ting’s flexible pricing model where you pay for minutes, messages and mobile data separately. With this “a la carte” approach to pricing, you can use free and freely available services to meet all your smartphone needs without ever paying for a voice minute or a text message. Use Wi-Fi whenever it’s available and jump on mobile data when it’s not.

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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.

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Do more with your smartphone without paying more for mobile data

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Instead of asking how to get more data without paying, learn how to do more with less

You may be asking yourself “how do I get more data on my phone?” and, judging by the searches that bring people to this particular article, you are. In a similar vein, “how to get more data without paying” is a common question.

Rather than trying to figure out how to get more data on your phone, though, a better approach is how to do more with the data you have. While it’s possible to have a smartphone without a data plan, a little mobile data makes the smartphone experience that much better.

That said, don’t listen to carriers that want you to sign on long-term for so-called “unlimited” data, though: Instead, learn how to do more with less using the simple and easily implemented tips below.

Five ways to refer a friend to Ting

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The Ting Refer a Friend program gives you a unique referral link that offers new customers $25 off their bill or $25 off a new phone in the Ting Shop. You’ll get $50 off your bill after your first successful referral, and $25 off your bill for each referral after that.

Perhaps you’ve found some success getting your mom and dad to switch to Ting, or maybe your siblings or a couple friends. While word of mouth is a great way to get Ting referral credit, there’s many ways to share, from posting testimonials to commenting on reddit.

Five things iPhone can do that Android can’t

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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.

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Why iPhone users stick around and keep buying Apple

While the launch of the iPhone X had Apple fans rejoicing, it left many Android users left thinking, Really?

With a hefty price tag and some competitive Android phones in the sub $200 range, what gives? Why do iPhone users stay so loyal to Apple year after year?

Ting’s holiday gift guide

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Our holiday gift guide for tech geeks

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the tech lovers on your list. Here are a few of our favorite gadget-related gifts and stand-out stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank.