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    Default Anyone using Ting?

    I'm thinking of getting Ting as my new carrier and was wondering if anyone here uses it?

    For anyone wondering: Ting runs on Sprint's network and is the first reseller to have LTE as well (they get Sprint's 1x, 2G, 3G and LTE networks all to work with their phones). They sell a Galaxy S3. LTE
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    Never even heard of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riceastwood View Post
    Never even heard of them.
    Ditto
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    Ting? Are they realated to Tang? I know Tang, it's some good stuff!
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    What is ting? Must be a local carrier for you.

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    It sounds like they charge per minute on phone calls, and charge for volume on data usage and texting. I would be very careful. Often, the marketing sounds better than the actual result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobdad View Post
    It sounds like they charge per minute on phone calls, and charge for volume on data usage and texting. I would be very careful. Often, the marketing sounds better than the actual result.
    I know right! If you don't watch out with these new carriers, the bill might "ting" a little....
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    I'm a recent convert to Ting (have been with them for 2 months) and am extremely satisfied so far. I don't use a lot (500 minutes, 100MB), and my bill has been $19.86/month after taxes. You have to pay full price for the phone, because there's no contract, but the monthly savings is huge (for me anyways). They have a savings calculator that will tell you how much you would save with them (or will also tell you if you'd be better off with your current plan). The calculator takes into account the cost of your new phone. Personally, I'm saving over $900 over 2 years even after buying a Samsung Galaxy S II from them. Check it out at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    What is ting? Must be a local carrier for you.

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    No, they're a national (U.S.) carrier. They run on Sprint's network. Sprint has a lot of MVNO's that run on their Network: Ting, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, etc.



    Everywhere you can get Sprint, you can get Ting (and Sprint let's them use the LTE network as well)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    No, they're a national (U.S.) carrier. They run on Sprint's network. Sprint has a lot of MVNO's that run on their Network: Ting, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, etc.



    Everywhere you can get Sprint, you can get Ting (and Sprint let's them use the LTE network as well)
    No wonder Sprint's data speed is so bad. Ting, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are sucking the life from their network bandwidth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    No wonder Sprint's data speed is so bad. Ting, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are sucking the life from their network bandwidth.
    This is part of it but it's also because of the crappy spectrum they're stuck on. Most of their network is on 1900-2400 range. That range doesn't travel very far or go through walls/objects particularly well. Verizon is mostly in the 700's. Sprint will be moving (some services) into the 800's soon as they're moving Nextel's left over walkie-talkie crap off that and on to CDMA. This will make an enormous difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    This is part of it but it's also because of the crappy spectrum they're stuck on. Most of their network is on 1900-2400 range. That range doesn't travel very far or go through walls/objects particularly well. Verizon is mostly in the 700's. Sprint will be moving (some services) into the 800's soon as they're moving Nextel's left over walkie-talkie crap off that and on to CDMA. This will make an enormous difference.
    Actually, the services aren't "moving" per se, and it's not some services; it's all services - 1x, EVDO, and LTE. All of their services will operate on both the 800MHz and 1900MHz spectrum, which actually gives users the best of both worlds - the increased bandwidth/throughput of 1900MHz for people close to the tower, and the increased distance and building penetration of 800MHz for the less-fortunate. Wimax is the only thing that operates at 2400MHz, and that's only because that's Clearwire's spectrum, not Sprint's. As far as Clearwire is concerned, they'll actually be launching their own LTE network in the 2400-2600MHz range, which Sprint may use to supplement their LTE coverage, which would cover all their bases - low frequency, upper-mid frequency, and high frequency LTE. That would mean lots of happy customers for Sprint.

    But yes, the extra 800MHz spectrum will make a huge difference, especially for folks in hard-to-penetrate office buildings or houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessDissent View Post
    Actually, the services aren't "moving" per se, and it's not some services; it's all services - 1x, EVDO, and LTE. All of their services will operate on both the 800MHz and 1900MHz spectrum, which actually gives users the best of both worlds - the increased bandwidth/throughput of 1900MHz for people close to the tower, and the increased distance and building penetration of 800MHz for the less-fortunate. Wimax is the only thing that operates at 2400MHz, and that's only because that's Clearwire's spectrum, not Sprint's. As far as Clearwire is concerned, they'll actually be launching their own LTE network in the 2400-2600MHz range, which Sprint may use to supplement their LTE coverage, which would cover all their bases - low frequency, upper-mid frequency, and high frequency LTE. That would mean lots of happy customers for Sprint.

    But yes, the extra 800MHz spectrum will make a huge difference, especially for folks in hard-to-penetrate office buildings or houses.
    And remember, this will only be for phones that have those specific radio settings. Any current phones (even LTE ones) will not work on the 800MHZ spectrum. They're currently (in hardware) set for 1900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    And remember, this will only be for phones that have those specific radio settings. Any current phones (even LTE ones) will not work on the 800MHZ spectrum. They're currently (in hardware) set for 1900.
    Actually, current phones like the Evo LTE and GS3 are capable of using 800MHz for 1x and 3G, just not LTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessDissent View Post
    Actually, current phones like the Evo LTE and GS3 are capable of using 800MHz for 1x and 3G, just not LTE.
    Yes, sorry, I meant the 4G and was referring to Wimax and LTE.
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    I have been on Ting for a few months now. 2 phones, one for me (SGS3), one for my daughter off at college. My bill for this month will be $33 dollars plus tax.
    Ting has data, SMS, and calls broken out separately, with varying levels for each one. You pick and choose, and it can vary each month.
    Ting runs on the Sprint network, 3G and LTE, when it comes. It also uses Verizon for roaming when you're out of network.

    My daughters phone is a Nexus S 4G that I cloned over to Ting. Yes, they encourage that kind of thing.
    They are in the alpha/beta stages of BYOD (right now Sprint devices, but hopefully any carrier later)
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    Listened to a Ting advert on TWIT and started to check into this. Very promising but supposedly you cannot bring over all Sprint phones. I would love to bring my family plan over, but I am not sure that selling my Sprint GS3's and paying the cancellation fee (on 3 lines) would be offset by the minimal savings. Also, I havent found out whether or not free mobile-to-mobile is included as it is on Sprint. Most of our calls are to mobile, but when I add up all of the weekend and mobile calls on my Sprint bill, it is over 1000 minutes (thanks to my wife). We use over 3000 MB monthly in data, and that is with wifi at the job and home! Since I have a modest Sprint discount, I will have to wait until our contracts are over before I consider Ting unless they figure out how to port my Sprint GS3's over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djjr50 View Post
    Listened to a Ting advert on TWIT and started to check into this. Very promising but supposedly you cannot bring over all Sprint phones. I would love to bring my family plan over, but I am not sure that selling my Sprint GS3's and paying the cancellation fee (on 3 lines) would be offset by the minimal savings. Also, I havent found out whether or not free mobile-to-mobile is included as it is on Sprint. Most of our calls are to mobile, but when I add up all of the weekend and mobile calls on my Sprint bill, it is over 1000 minutes (thanks to my wife). We use over 3000 MB monthly in data, and that is with wifi at the job and home! Since I have a modest Sprint discount, I will have to wait until our contracts are over before I consider Ting unless they figure out how to port my Sprint GS3's over.
    Ting can bring any Sprint device over, the question is which devices do they ALLOW? And that answer is determined by Sprint, not Ting.

    Sprint isn't going to allow their flagship phones and the iPhone to be flashed to Ting. It would take away some of their prime business.

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    Funny, I plug in all of our numbers and Ting is higher and they gave me this response:
    Ting might treat you better, but we would not be cheaper than your current plan.
    It seems to be for people that don't really use the phone, data or text a lot. We easily use 6Gs each month between the 3 phones and that is what set the price $30 more than what we currently pay.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Ting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dave426 View Post
    Funny, I plug in all of our numbers and Ting is higher and they gave me this response:


    It seems to be for people that don't really use the phone, data or text a lot. We easily use 6Gs each month between the 3 phones and that is what set the price $30 more than what we currently pay.
    Yeah, family plans and plans that use a lot of data may not fare well with ting. But the no contract aspect and included hotspot is tempting.
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    Might be good for me once I get my kids of my family plan. My wife hardly uses any data, and most of my data usage is on WiFi. I'll have to take a serious look in a couple of years.
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    I just switched an LG optimus. I tried last month but the phone i had was corrupted. This was a learning process for me.
    anyway, by chance I came accross another phone for $5 just like I had. got it switched over in 5 minutes.
    off topic a bit...I am homeless but having a decent affordable phone to use without having to go to a WiFi spot will help me in my job hunt.
    Especially since Im thinkin about starting my own business. Now I can advertise a little.
    The plans that TING have make more sense then the major carriers and it is affordable. I can always go to a WIFI spot for internet data use.
    I suggest looking at their plans. It is $6 bucks plus whatever plan you choose. A zero plan is where you get charged for data rate usage. $3 plans gets you like 100 minutes of talk and. You can mix and match data usage. zero for internet, $3 for text, etc...
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    Yes! And they are excellent, very affordable. Anyone can use this link for 25$ off their first month when they register - VGQLR0.ting.com
    They offer great incentives and customer service is spot on, I have gotten a live person instantly within the first 2 rings. Let me know if you have any questions!
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    Well here's the ting, two turds of the Ting users like Tang. Whereas one turd of Tang users like Boost. They smoke crack caffeine the rest of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieParticle View Post
    I had been hearing a lot about Ting in TWiT (mostly the AAA show :-) ) and reading about it elsewhere. I decided it give it a try. I purchased a used Sprint Galaxy S3 through their website and activated it on Ting when it arrived. So far I'm happy with my choice. I largely use WiFi at home and so have set things up with my Google Voice number and the Groove IP app. (There is good information on the Ting support forum on how to make this work in conjunction with the Ting service). I haven't been with them long enough to get my first bill yet, but I've been keeping a close eye on their handy Ting dashboard app and so far my calls and data are within the lowest range. It's unlikely I will ever use their text messages since I will use Google Voice for that. This service my not be for everyone but it seems perfect for me.

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    That is interesting...using GoogleVoice to save on SMS. Question for you...does MMS work on Ting? I was hoping it did since it was on Sprint, but I think I read somewhere that it isnt supported on Ting.
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