After 1 Year of Service, I'm Ready to Recommend Switching Your Cell Phone Provider to TINGSubmitted by RobHino on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 18:13
Back in January 2013 I discovered a new cell phone provider called Ting and published the blog post, New Cell Phone Provider, Ting, Too Good To Be True or a Future Leader in the Industry?.
Now after seeing my average cell phone bill to drop significantly from about $100/mo to $54/mo over the course of a year, I'm ready to give my full endorsement to TING [my affiliate link]. Use that link if you're considering switching!
I did not factor in Nov. and Dec. in my average calculation because during those two months, I used excessive data to tether my computer to the internet while I awaited internet service to be installed at my rural property.
Here's how it works:
Initially I had problems with migrating my Sprint EVO Shift 4G over, and when I called customer support, I was surprised when an actual agent answered the phone. I thought I had the wrong number, as I was expecting an automated prompt telling me to press #1.
Unfortunately, the agent, after trying solution after solution, couldn't get my phone to work. I could receive calls, but I couldn't hear anything, though the person on the other end could here me. You can imagine my conversations of trying to guess what the caller was calling about and just answering what I thought they wanted or instructing them to text message me!
I soon figured out that it was my phone's speaker that was the problem, and not with the actual service. I bought a used phone through Glyde.com that was compatible with TING, and the problem was solved.
Ting works on Sprint's network, and I never really have a problem with service. I have had problems sending picture text messages, which I haven't been able to resolve.
Ting is not for everyone. If you are constantly traveling, talking on the phone, and using a lot of data, it may not be for you. I work from home or am always near a wireless hotspot, so I don't use that much data.
If you've been thinking about switching providers, consider TING [my affiliate link].
Let me know if you have any questions about the service.