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Why students should never sign a cell phone contract

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Don’t sign another cell phone contract

There’s no doubt Ting is great for students. We offer a low cost, simple and flexible way to take control of your mobile. For those on the fence, here’s why we think students should never sign another cell phone contract again.

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You study abroad

The last thing you’re worrying about when hiking the Himalayas or learning a foreign language is paying for your cellphone bill back home. The reality is, your contract with one of the big carriers won’t stop just because you aren’t using your phone at home. Ting’s game-changing ‘pay for what you use’ service model means that if you don’t use your phone, you won’t pay for it. Simply pay $6 per month to keep your line active.

Fixed monthly bills suck!

We understand that when you’re a student some months are tighter than others, money wise. Books, social outings and beer all add up. While some fixed expenses like rent are here to stay, we don’t believe your phone should be one of them. On Ting, if you want to save a bit of money one month by cutting some of your usage or using mainly Wi-Fi, you totally can!

You land your dream job

Maybe you have your sights on a flashy, high-paying gig post-graduation. If your corporate dreams come true, it’s likely that they’ll provide you with a cell phone for both business and personal use. If you’re on Ting and want to cancel for this (or any) reason, we’ll totally understand. Pay no early termination fees or penalties when you go. If you ever want to come back, we’ll welcome you with open arms.

You find a significant other

If you’ve found that special someone you want to spend the rest of your life with share a mobile account with, Ting is the perfect carrier. To add another line to your account, just pay $6 per month, per line and pool your usage together. You’ll both save tons of money. If you break up, you can easily port numbers elsewhere with no penalty. If you haven’t found that person quite yet, this is the perfect reason to start looking. Go get ‘em, tiger.

Your parents won’t support you forever

Even if your ‘rents offer to pay for your phone contract with one of the big carriers, consider letting them in on the Ting advantage. If you decide to take control of your own bill sometime in the future, you can easily bring your line to another account without fees or barriers.

You never know what the future might bring

This is going to sound cheesy but I’m going to say it anyway. The world is your oyster. As a student, you have so many choices, experiences and adventures awaiting you. Who knows what the future may hold. Wherever your life leads, whether it’s a job abroad or starting a family, be open to changes, and don’t let a cell phone contract (and early termination fees) tie you down!

Have any tips of your own? Let us know in the comments!