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Ting Mobile is a great choice for gamers

Best mobile for gamers: a picture of many gaming consoles and a monitor

Since launching over eight years ago, Ting Mobile has been a hit with gamers all across the United States. We’re pretty proud of the fact that so many gamers see us as their best mobile provider choice.

There are several reasons why Ting Mobile is a great choice for members of the gaming community, but it all stems from our innovative pricing model that lets you pay only for the minutes, texts and data you use each month. Whether you’re a PC or console gamer, one thing you both have in common is that you likely spend most of your time around a Wi-Fi connection. If you’re constantly using Wi-Fi, what’s the point of paying for a hefty mobile data plan?

With an average monthly bill of $23 per phone, Ting Mobile can help you save big time on your cell phone plan without having to give up a quality smartphone experience. You can even hack your phone plan and see bills as low as $16 a month with simple tricks like using Google Hangouts, WhatsApp and Zoom. Remember, you’re also only paying for the minutes you use. So if you use data-based voice and video chat solutions while on Wi-Fi, you’ll also spend less on minutes!

Three nationwide network offerings means you can bring pretty much any phone to Ting Mobile, from the latest iPhone 11 Pro to the oldest Android phone collecting dust around your house. With intelligent tools that give you complete control over your Ting account and no-hold customer support (including live chat), we believe in a better way to do mobile. Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?



Why Ting Mobile is the best mobile service for gamers

You and your phone are covered

Ting Mobile offers cell phone service on three distinct nationwide networks, including the nation’s largest and most reliable.

Coast-to-coast coverage across three networks of course means less worrying about being stuck with a poor signal. If your current network is underperforming in the location you’re most often in, switching to one of the others will likely do the trick.

Our multiple networks provide another advantage. Most phones will work with Ting Mobile, your current phone likely being one of them. The Ting compatibility checker will tell you right away whether the phone in your hand will work with Ting Mobile. If it’s good to go, all you’ll need is a Ting Mobile SIM card to get started! You can keep your current number as well–transferring it to Ting is a breeze and a standard part of our activation process.

If the phone you own is one of the few that can’t come to Ting Mobile, no sweat. The Ting Shop offers a wide array of Android and iOS phones to choose from, some of our favorites being those that are affordable but offer surprising performance and features. Or you can purchase a compatible phone from the Apple Store, Google Store, Amazon, etc, and bring it to Ting Mobile.

Pay for what you use

Ting Mobile’s flexible rates make it easy to save big each month. You won’t need to play the game of picking a plan and praying that you’ll neither exceed the usage nor spend too much on minutes, messages and megabytes you don’t end up using. You also don’t have to bother about topping up your account. At Ting Mobile, you just use your phone during the month and pay a fair price for your actual usage at the end of the month.

So if you’re always around Wi-Fi and don’t use any data, you won’t have to pay for any data. If you don’t make voice calls (or find hacks like using Google Hangouts for free outbound Wi-Fi calling), you won’t pay for any minutes either. Likewise, if you don’t send any text messages, you won’t pay for any. To put it simply: when you use less, you pay less.

All this boils down to the fact that unlike with other service providers, with Ting Mobile, you get complete control over your usage, your account and ultimately, your monthly cell phone bill. Since minutes, messages and data are pooled within one account, the more phones you add under an account, the more you save per device on average, too. That’s right, we’re also the best mobile choice for gamer families and groups.

The tools to take control

An alert icon, one of the tools that make Ting Mobile the best mobile for gamers.

As a gamer, you’re used to taking matters in your own hands. Things you’d usually expect to have to call your provider to change, you can do yourself in the Ting dashboard and Ting mobile app. Whether you’re looking to disable international long-distance calling, change your caller ID or enable voicemail, it’s all in your hands.

With taking control in mind, you can set usage alerts or hard limits for each phone on your account in your dashboard or on the app. You even have the ability to completely disable voice calling, text messaging or mobile data directly from your device settings page.

Customer support that caters to you

Happy customer support person that helps make Ting Mobile the best mobile.

If you ever need to chat (even if you’re not a current customer), you can always call Ting’s no-hold, no-transfer customer support line. If you’d prefer a text-based conversation, Ting Mobile provides live online chat support and email support too. The Help section in the top blue navigation bar will connect you with us whichever way you prefer. No matter what method you choose, there’ll be a real person and not a robot on the other end.

Come and go as you please

Ting does rates, not plans. By not locking you in a contract, you’re welcome to try us out for a month and leave if you’re not satisfied – no strings attached. If you’re currently locked in a contract but interested in switching to Ting mobile, we’ll help with your early termination fee.


It probably won’t surprise you that many of us at Ting Mobile are gamers ourselves. We’ve come to terms with the fact that our skills are mediocre at best, but as big fans of online gaming and eSports, we proudly sponsor StarCraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Rocket League tournaments on Twitch.TV. Ting Mobile currently sponsors the top non-Korean StarCraft 2 player in the world, Neeb.

Take a peek at one of our favorite Ting Mobile gaming moments. We challenged Twitch viewers to StarCraft 2 matches during a BaseTradeTV tournament we sponsored and filmed the whole thing!

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Note: This article was originally published on June 9, 2016 and has been republished with a new date.