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Last Edited by mlacey3 June 5, 2015 at 12:54 PM
Just got an email from Ting that's very appealing!



With the recent addition of a GSM network to Ting and our best Refer a Friend offer yet running until 11:59pm ET on June 8, 2015, there’s never been a better time to introduce friends to Ting.

Forward this email on to offer friends and family an incredible $100 off a device or as Ting credit. For everyone that takes you up on the offer, we’ll drop $50 into your account.

Credits will be applied as soon as your friend activates. If your friend buys a phone using your promo link, they’ll need to activate by June 15, 2015 for you to receive the boosted Refer a Friend credit."


Ting is an MVNO (Virtual Mobile Network Operator) that offers service on Sprint and Tmobile. The company is based in Canada (Toronto) and are very nice to talk to via Customer Support. The proving model for Ting is unique: bucket system for calls, text and data. They charge a base $6 per month for service, and then your usage affects your price:
https://ting.com/rates

For example if you only used 100 texts on a month, you be charged $6 base plus $3 for text bucket, plus taxes.

With $100 in credit, you could get a few months of service if you aren't a big Data user.

Please bear with me while I gather lots of info for you guys. Just broke up a dog fight an hour ago and still trying to clean out wounds on myself and the furry offenders. So if anyone cares to help with a wiki, or just answering questions, that would be a great help.
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Last Edited by PhotoandTech May 28, 2015 at 03:28 PM
Here is a mention in a recent article from PC Mag:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...644,00.asp

"Using both Sprint's and T-Mobile's networks, depending on which phone you choose, Ting has an unusually configurable set of plans. You can custom-mix minutes, messages, and megabytes of data in six different buckets each, generating some very unusual plans: For instance, it's possible to do a plan that's only texting and data if you're not much of a talker.
Ting's best deals actually come with plans that don't have a lot of talking, as there's no unlimited talk or text options. A teenager, for instance, can get 100 minutes for voice calls, 500MB of data, and 4,000 text messages for $32.
Ting has a good selection of phones, but the real winner is the Readers' Choice OnePlus One, a cult Android device for $299. You can also bring unlocked T-Mobile-compatible devices and a limited number of Sprint devices over to Ting."


AND some info from Ting's FAQ Page: https://ting.com/facebook/faqs/ (I edited out some portions for the wiki)

What will I pay with Ting? Unlike typical mobile plans, what you pay adjusts up or down based on what you use. Customers routinely report 40 – 60% savings as compared with their previous mobile service.

Can I bring my own device? Absolutely. Any Sprint device on the Ting BYOD whitelist can make the move to Ting. There is no activation cost associated.

Ting currently supports the iPhone 4, 4s and 5 as part of our Bring your own device to Ting program. You can purchase one on the Ting shop from our partner Glyde.

We have a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones and data devices available for purchase. We also have used and refurbished devices available. You’re welcome to bring a Sprint device to Ting too! Heck, we’ll even help you sell your current device if it helps you to come over to mobile that makes sense.

Do you offer free voicemail, caller ID etc. etc.? Yes. We believe these services should be a part of mobile service and it doesn’t feel fair to charge extra for them. You can opt to turn these services off in your Ting account control panel if you don’t want them.

Can I tether my device or use it as a hotspot? If your device is capable of tethering and / or becoming a portable hotspot, by all means go ahead.

Can I have more than one device on my plan?
Absolutely. Have as many devices as you want on one plan, all sharing pooled minutes, messages and megabytes. Each active device on your account costs $6/mo.

Do you do family plans? Business plans?
Ting is perfect for families and businesses. You can have as many devices as you want on one account sharing pooled minutes, messages and megabytes. Each device on an account costs $6/mo. and Ting rates actually get better the more you use. Head to http://ting.com/business to learn more
If we’re just not for you, we’ll respect your choice. Cancelling your Ting account is easy and we don’t hide the cancel link on some obscure page on our website; it’s right there, in your account control panel. As we don’t believe in locking customers in with contracts, there are, of course, no early termination fees or other BS.

We’ll miss you, though…

Service
What if I need phone support? Ting telephone support is available any time Monday to Friday from 8am to 1am ET at 1-855-846-4389 and on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm ET. Give us a call and a real person will pick up the phone. More to the point though, that person will be friendly, eager to help and empowered to answer your questions or solve whatever problems may arise. No phone trees or robot receptionists and certainly no scripts or time limits. In other words, it’s not like any other mobile phone service support help desk.


Do you have coverage in My Town, USA?
Ting is an MVNO on Sprint’s nationwide network (and now on Tmobile's as well.) If you have a strong Sprint/Tmobile signal where you are then absolutely, yes. There are a few places where mobile networks have yet to properly reach though, alas. Check the Ting coverage map for your neck of the woods.

How do I cancel my account?
If we’re just not for you, we’ll respect your choice. Cancelling your Ting account is easy and we don’t hide the cancel link on some obscure page on our website; it’s right there, in your account control panel. As we don’t believe in locking customers in with contracts, there are, of course, no early termination fees or BS.

Porting
Should I cancel my current service before porting my number to Ting?
No, you must keep your account with your previous carrier active when porting your number to Ting. Otherwise, you risk losing your current phone number. Your account with your previous service provider will automatically be cancelled when the port completes. Porting a number to Ting takes 24h or less.

Do you have a question that we haven’t answered? Feel free to get in touch! help@ting.com, help.ting.com or at 1-855-846-4389 anytime between 8am and 1am ET Monday to Friday and between 8am and 8pm ET Saturday and Sunday.

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as long as I can recall, a lot of SDer now have at least one backup phone with Ting $100 credit, now looks like they can get 150 by self refer.......

OP more information please
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Yes, many of us were able to do a similar promo in November/December, and still have some credit. This is the thread from that time: http://slickdeals.net/f/7405296-ting-100-phone-service-credit-with-referral

Sometimes promos like this make me think they are trying to get numbers up at the end of a quarter. The Cricket $100 switcher credit struck me as a way to get subscribers at end of year. And I believe Ting does have a certain amount of subscribers needed to qualify for their dealings.
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Holy crap. I assumed that Ting was a good deal but I just threw together a quick plan and it's more expensive than Verizon, and that's without getting a phone.
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Holy crap. I assumed that Ting was a good deal but I just threw together a quick plan and it's more expensive than Verizon, and that's without getting a phone.

It depends how much you use, obviously. If you manage to burn through gigabytes of data and hundreds of minutes a month, then no it's probably not worthwhile to you. For people who don't make a lot of calls and who are by wifi hotspots most of the time, it can save a good amount.
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Oneplus one is 300, could be 200+ with discount/credit...caveats?
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Holy crap. I assumed that Ting was a good deal but I just threw together a quick plan and it's more expensive than Verizon, and that's without getting a phone.
Yeah, Ting is only ok if you don't mind using a used phone or a low end new phone AND you won't use your phone very much at all. If you ever plan to use internet, you're better off going with a different MVNO like Cricket. I only use Ting as a backup phone and it's decent for that since I don't ever really use it much.
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Quote from poptorts View Post :
Yeah, Ting is only ok if you don't mind using a used phone or a low end new phone AND you won't use your phone very much at all. If you ever plan to use internet, you're better off going with a different MVNO like Cricket. I only use Ting as a backup phone and it's decent for that since I don't ever really use it much.
They sell new phones as well
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They sell new phones as well
Their phones are kind of expensive. Not many people on SD are going to want to pay that much for a new phone, even with the credit. I was hoping that Ting would end up sending out free SIM cards to existing members because Sprint is so awful, but they haven't done that yet. I don't want to spend an extra $15 after shipping for a SIM.
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I used Ting and was paying around $25 a month. Changed to Ringplus and now pay $10. I like the idea but just doesn't work out as good as other companies.
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I used Ting and was paying around $25 a month. Changed to Ringplus and now pay $10. I like the idea but just doesn't work out as good as other companies.
I think if someone looked at their usage over the last few months and used that to get an average, they could figure out if the plans would be a good fit. I keep my data craziness on Tmobile but acting is on backup phones, then google voice to ring them all. With the way my smartphones suck through battery, it's nice to have a phone with few responsibilities.

I've tried iphone 4 and iphone 5 on Ting with success. Also had luck with a Sprint prepaid Lg Volt. Various older phones worked, though haven't tried Tmo phones yet. Had trouble with unlocked tmobile nexus 5 though on the sprint side. Now I can try gsm.

No matter what, I know I'm in good hands. Ting customer service has been the best customer service I've gotten in any industry for years. Verizon and AT&T feel like hard prison time with labour and forced entry. While Ting feels like a spa vacation. As far as customer service, that is.

With a free $100 credit someone can certainly run a cheap experiment.
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Their phones are kind of expensive. Not many people on SD are going to want to pay that much for a new phone, even with the credit. I was hoping that Ting would end up sending out free SIM cards to existing members because Sprint is so awful, but they haven't done that yet. I don't want to spend an extra $15 after shipping for a SIM.
Byod then! eBay is ripe for the picking. Ting doesn't try terribly hard to sell phones. They want you to bring one, ideally. I'm also a little annoyed at having to buy the sims, but knowing there is big credit is a great offset. I see it as $50 referral for a few friends that missed the promo, minus the cost of sim and shipping, still puts me way ahead.
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I think if someone looked at their usage over the last few months and used that to get an average, they could figure out if the plans would be a good fit. I keep my data craziness on Tmobile but acting is on backup phones, then google voice to ring them all. With the way my smartphones suck through battery, it's nice to have a phone with few responsibilities.

I've tried iphone 4 and iphone 5 on Ting with success. Also had luck with a Sprint prepaid Lg Volt. Various older phones worked, though haven't tried Tmo phones yet. Had trouble with unlocked tmobile nexus 5 though on the sprint side. Now I can try gsm.

No matter what, I know I'm in good hands. Ting customer service has been the best customer service I've gotten in any industry for years. Verizon and AT&T feel like hard prison time with labour and forced entry. While Ting feels like a spa vacation. As far as customer service, that is.

With a free $100 credit someone can certainly run a cheap experiment.
FYI, the LG Volt no longer works for new customers. If you have one activated, it'll continue to work. I had two and deactivated one of them. I tried to activate it again and I couldn't. After talking to Ting support, they said Sprint wouldn't allow it because it was a prepaid device.
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