Why I love Ting mobile and how they save me money
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I absolutely love Ting.com mobile. My family has used it for years. So when I heard that we (here at SavingsAngel) were going to be promoting Ting, I was thrilled. It’s a service I wholeheartedly endorse.
Why? Because Ting does exactly what they claim to do.
Our experience has been that our bill is typically right around the average that Ting states. We have three phones that all have talk, text, and data. And our total bill – yes, total, as in not per phone – is usually around $70. That's about $23 per phone – just like Ting claims.
Now, you might be thinking: “Sure, but you probably are data-misers and only text occasionally.” Nope. We use our phones All. The. Time. Data, talk, text… we use it all. And remember, on three phones, on nationwide LTE coverage.
Our “secret”, that you’re likely already using yourself? WiFi. We use our WiFi at home and wherever else we safely can. That saves a ton of data. And texting with Ting is super cheap. You can send up to 4800 texts per month per account for just $11!
Not only is everything less expensive, for the same nationwide LTE coverage and reliability (in our experience – our phones work almost anywhere) with Ting, but we control our total bill. Try getting that from one of the “Big 4” companies.
If we need more minutes or use more data, it just automatically works and we’re charged a very low rate for the extra usage. If we don’t use it, we don’t pay for it. There are no “plans” with Ting. You pay for only what you use.
If we ever don’t want to go over a certain amount per month, Ting gives us the ability to “lock” or prevent any phone on the plan from using more texts or data or minutes. Simply cap individual lines, if needed, or the whole account, to keep the bill in check. Parents of data and text-hogging teens love this feature!
What happened when I switched…
When I decided we needed to cut our cell phone bill years ago, we were with one of the “Big 4” cell phone companies. I thought there was no way we’d ever get away from that huge bill (over double what we pay now). I was sure we were using nearly all the data every month – and switching to just a flip phone with only talk and text was not feasible with my job and it would cost nearly as much per phone anyway! It was beyond frustrating.
So I began researching alternatives and found Ting. Then I discovered we weren’t using even half of the data we were paying for, let alone really needing “unlimited” talk and text! I calculated how much data we were realistically using by putting together the phone logs from each phone and the bill we were receiving. I did the same for our minutes' usage and texts. When I found out the truth – I was floored – and honestly, more than a little miffed. We’d been paying through the nose for an “unlimited plan” we didn’t need!
I took the plunge with Ting and found the process painless, fast, and extremely easy. Without exaggeration, it took me less than 20 minutes to set up our new account, have our phones switched over, and end our miserable relationship with one of the “Big 4”. It was all done seamlessly online, from my couch. We kept our same phones and our same phone numbers. Furthermore, when one of my old phones died, and I got a different one, it only took 5 minutes to get the new one activated with my same phone number. Unlike other companies, you can do everything you need online, within your Ting account. No need for a trip to a “local store” somewhere to get answers, activate or deactivate a phone, change your services, or anything. It's so freeing!
I actually did have to call them a couple times…
Unlike my experience with one of the “Big 4”, I actually have only needed to call Ting a couple times in the years we’ve been with them. That’s because their website is so easy to use and answers nearly any question. But when I did need to call because I couldn’t find an answer – I actually talked to a human being. Yup. The phone rings like normal and someone from Ting answers. No frustrating automated menus. No pushing 25 different buttons to input your question and phone number and what you ate for lunch… just a real, live, human being, ready to help you. Thank you, Ting!
Start saving now, just like my family does!
SavingsAngel has a special offer where you’ll receive $25 off your first bill or $25 off a new phone when you sign up. Just go to angel.ting.com. There are no startup fees, no contracts, and no phone plans. Furthermore, there is amazing nationwide LTE coverage. So why wait?
An honest review by Rachel Underhill – Director of Operations, SavingsAngel.com