Ting Mobile Phone Service

February 8, 2012

Nowadays it is rare to find someone who doesn’t have a wireless phone. It is also increasingly common for people to have a smartphone. Along with the fancier phones have come increasingly costly services. Some people use excessive amounts while others don’t use some features at all.

For those of you in the United States, a new competitor has come on the scene by the name of Ting. I’ll start with the painful part first and that is you will have to pay full price for your phone. Keep in mind that most providers subsidize quite a bit of the cost to lock you into a two-year contract and they make up the money on the service plans. As for the Ting service plan, you can pick and choose the features you use and pay only for the service you use.

Worried about a new company being able to provide quality service? Ting is using the Sprint network so it will work anywhere that Sprint works.

Will I switch to Ting? As of now, I am happy with the plan I have (with Sprint). It is far less costly than some of the other plans with other carriers. Ting may save me a little money monthly, but I’m not sure it would save enough to make up for the money I save with a subsidized phone. At the very least, you may want to go to the Ting Web site and see if it may be the plan for you.

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