05-30-2013 09:14 PM
- So I finally decided to make the switch to Ting Mobile after jumping around different no-contract plans for a few months. Some caveats about my experience: I've only used them for one month. And I'm not comparing to a contract experience. All my phone service has been limited to no contact.
So far the experience has been great! Getting set up was a breeze. Ting offers a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) option and that's what I went with. All the BYOD phones are Sprint, and Ting is a Sprint MVNO. They don't have a wide range of BYOD devices now, but it is decent enough. You can choose from a lowly Optimus S to a dual core Evo 3D to a Nexus S.
Right now Im using the Optimus S. These reliable budget phones are fairly common on Craigslist. I purchased mine, purple colored, for just $25. Followed the instructions on BYOD website, and 24 hours later I was making calls.
My biggest reason for choosing Ting is that they have a system where you can choose your service allotments a l carte. That means you decide how much talk, text, and data you want to pay for. These services are not "pre-bundled." You choose allotments for the 3 services in 5 categories: XS, S, M, L, XL. XS is zero. You can do a lot with those combinations. And they great thing is, if you choose a category, say Medium, you are not stuck in it. If you go over, you are simply bumped up one category for the remaining cycle. No high "flat rate" charges.
Setting up is simple, and keeping track of your plan is also not difficult. Ting has a website with your user account and a "Dashboard." You log in to the account and the Dashboard shows you all the Talk, Text, and Data usage you have.
Finally, Ting's customer service is, dare I say, fantastic. Right now, calling their customer service will attach you to a live rep - in Canada. Not in Asia somewhere. And their website is very helpful. I've only had 2 minor issues so far, and both of these were resolved quite easily.
So yeah, at the moment I'm very impressed with Ting Mobile overall. I don't know much about businesses and how they operate, so I don't know if Ting will change or not over time. But right now I like what they are doing. And when I get the money, I'm going to upgrade to the Nexus S.
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The only thing I had to program manually was MMS. For that to work, you have to change the MMS server. But that is very simple, just 3 steps. They have step by step directions on the website, too.
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For me, I get 500 minutes and 1000 texts for $20. It's a better deal since I use WiFi for most of my data.
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- 02-12-2013 08:38 AM
Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 202-12-2013 08:45 AM
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BUT if you live in a good area for Sprint and you don travel much to other metro areas like Boston, NY and so one then you can get a good bang for your buck.02-12-2013 08:55 AM
Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 202-12-2013 09:04 AM
- While you might be one of the lucky few that live in a good 3G coverage area most of America does not. That is a fact. While I understand they are working toward a better network...LTE is not going to fix everything. They need to do what att and Verizon did. Fix the back bone first. But they would rather get into LTE race first. Makes no sense to me. So I like many have left the later network.
BUT if you live in a good area for Sprint and you don travel much to other metro areas like Boston, NY and so one then you can get a good bang for your buck.
Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 202-12-2013 09:10 AM
- Dude att tmo and vzw need to do what sprint is doin lol. Sprint isn't just slapping lte on a tower or two like vzw and att did. They are improving all the networks on 99.9% of there towers. Total network build out. And not just in urban areas like tmo. And fyi Boston and parts of NY has lte and improved 3g now smh. Bottom line in my neck of the land att sucks as. Dropped calls and soso hspa inside any building. The best carriers in Chicago is the CDMA ones.
Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 202-12-2013 09:22 AM
- This post by it self shows be you have done 0 research on the topic. But if your happy with Sprint then stick with em. Most of att's network is HSPA+. Allowing the average user to get 6-10megs down in most areas. 3G coverage 7 months ago on Sprint was less than 200K in the Boston & NYC areas while I would travel there for both work and personal reasons. LTE is not any companies savior. There is also a reason why Verizon is the better of the 2 when it comes to CDMA coverage....They upgraded a lot of their towers before the LTE roll out. Sprint is playing catch up with this. IF they are replacing a lot of 3G towers then they are not letting the public know. But I still have a Sprint phone. If you wanna see the speeds I am talking about let me know. This week while I'm in Boston I will check out to see what the 3G is like and how its "improved". I hope it has but I'm willing to bet it hasn't much at all. However I will let you know!
Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 202-12-2013 09:41 AM
- How I haven't done research dude??????? I frequent s4gru.com daily maybe u need to do the same. And I guarantee if u go there u will see whats the true extent of network vision. And FYI att and definitely T-Mobile has A LOT of edge only coverage. And sprint has sent multiple emails and flyers explaining what network vision is. And its a reason why Verizon's 4g is slowing down. Because they don't have lte on every tower like sprint is doing. And hspa don't matter if u can't make a clear phone call and your data can't penetrate a basic condo or house like the gsm carriers here.
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/No more jacking thread,02-12-2013 10:07 AM
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