What is Ting?
Andrew Moore-Crispin • November 28, 2017if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
What is Ting?
1) the cell phone service
Ting is a no-contract carrier that offers pay for what you use rates as opposed to requiring customers to select a plan. See What is Ting Mobile for more detail.
2) the meme
Here’s what we know: the ting goes “skrrah, pap, pap, kat-kat-kat, skibi-ki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrr boom!”
3) the soft drink
From the maker: “It’s a Paloma. A Montingo (sic) Bay. A tingle in the Dark. It’s whatever you need it to be. It’s a lightly sparkling citrus cocktail chameleon.”
So that answers that.
Ting, the cell phone service
As we said, Ting is a no-contract carrier that offers pay for what you use rates as opposed to requiring customers to select a plan. In this way, mobile isn’t a high fixed cost; a Ting customer’s bill can vary with how much they use each month. As a result, the average bill on Ting is just $23 per month. You can save $25 to get started with the promo code try.ting.com
How is Ting coverage?
Ting offers excellent coverage, nationwide. Ting customers receive the same coverage as Sprint and T-Mobile customers, including 4G LTE data where available.
What phones work on Ting?
Just about any unlocked phone will work on Ting, owing to the fact that Ting offers coverage on two nationwide networks. The latest iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Essential phone and other flagships work on Ting. As do entry-level flip phones and entry- and mid-range smartphones like Motorola’s Moto E, G, X and Z ranges, to name just a few.
How much does Ting cost
Because Ting doesn’t offer plans, your monthly Ting bill isn’t set in stone. Ting offers account admin control that lets customers set limits on how much a given phone can use in a given month. The answer, then, is that Ting costs whatever a customer wants it to cost. A monthly Ting bill starts at $6 per active device. In addition, however many minutes, messages and mobile data get used in the cycle are added to the total. For example, an account with two phones that uses 500 minutes, 1,000 messages and 2 GB of data would cost $23 per phone (or $46 for the account) plus whatever state, local and federal taxes Ting is legally required to collect and remit on subscriber’s behalf.
Should I try Ting?
We’re admittedly biased but yes, yes you should. Because Ting is no-contract, there’s no risk. If you don’t like it you can take your phone and your phone number and look for greener pastures. If you do like us (and we’re confident you will), you can rest assured you’re not overpaying for the same bloated, immovable and static plan every month, even on months when you’re not using your phone as much.