It’s crazy how fast time passes by. It has already been three months since I switched my phone plan to Ting and I’m so very glad that I did. In just three short months I’ve been able to save over $250 without compromising my coverage.
If you don’t know what Ting is, you can read my 1-month Ting review where I explain how Ting works. But since I’m a nice guy I’ll give you a quick run down of what it is.
What is Ting?
Ting is a mobile phone provider that uses the Sprint network, but charges a fraction of what Sprint and other providers charge. Instead of paying a monthly fee for a bulk number of minutes, text messages, and megabytes, you only pay for the minutes, texts, and megabytes you actually use.
How Is The Coverage?
Ting uses the Sprint network, so everywhere Sprint users have coverage, you’ll have coverage… And for a lot less.
I’ve had Sprint for years; I actually never had anything else and I almost never had problems with coverage. The only times I didn’t have phone coverage were when I was in very remote locations, but that didn’t happen often enough for me to pay more for those occasions.
I’ve been using Ting for the last three months with the same success. The only time that I didn’t have coverage was in some parts of Yellowstone, but neither did AT&T. (Kate still has AT&T because she just switched phones and is under contract for another year and a half). I couldn’t really tell you about Verizon’s coverage in Yellowstone because nobody in our group had it, but I’m going to assume Verizon didn’t have coverage either due to the lack of cellphone towers in Yellowstone National Park.
There were a couple of times where Kate had internet outside of Yellowstone and I didn’t. I only had reception for phone calls and text messages. So if you live right outside of Yellowstone and want to check your Facebook on your phone, then Ting might not be for you.
We also spent a few days in Boise, Idaho and I had 4G everywhere I went. So far, my phone has worked everywhere except in some parts of Yellowstone.
What Are The Savings?
Now this is what has me excited and glad I switched to Ting.
Prior to my switch, I was paying $127 a month for two phones with Sprint. That’s $63.50 per phone. And that’s including a 25% corporate discount, so I’m guessing most people pay more.
With Ting, I have paid $103.87 for two phones for THREE MONTHS of service!!! That is $34.62 a month for two phones or $17.31 a month per phone. Granted, charges may vary according to your usage, but $17.31 a month for the same coverage I was getting at $63.50? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that math.
Okay these numbers might be a little misleading because I got a $25 credit when I signed up. You can claim your $25 credit here.* So the first month I only paid $19.55. The second and third month I paid $42.16 each month for both phones. For those doing math, that is $19.55 + $42.16 + $42.16 = $103.87.
If I would’ve stayed with Sprint, I would have paid $381 for the last three months. So by switching, I have saved myself $277.13 in three months.
I was paying more in one month with Sprint that I have paid in three months with Ting… for the same service!!!
I am extremely satisfied with Ting and I will never, ever, ever go back to a major cellphone provider. It’s just not worth it.
One of the many great things about Ting is that you can use any phone you want: iPhone, Android, Windows, etc., as long as it is a Sprint phone. If you don’t have a Sprint phone, you can check out the Ting store for a new, used, or refurbished phone, or you could trade in your phone for the same Sprint phone. You can also keep your number when you switch.
You will save a lot of money just by switching to Ting. And you can get credit for referring a friend, which will save you even more money. You can use my referral link below and get a $25 credit while helping me get some credit as well.
One last thing, you don’t have to sign a contract with Ting so you can give it a try and if you don’t like it, you can always go back to paying hundreds more.
Have you considered paying less for your mobile phone?