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Ting Lowers Price on Data Plans Without Affecting Usage

Ting, a Pay-As-You-Go MVNO under Sprint and T-Mobile, announced some new changes to its data tariff rates earlier today. Prior to this announcement, the MVNO dropped prices on its plans around 2.5 years ago. But after negotiating better rates, Ting is ready to offer $10 on each follow-up after the first GB of data.

According to their website, the new changes reflect the following:

  • Small Data Level - unchanged at $3 (up to 100MB)
  • Medium Data Level - previously $12, now $10 (up to 500MB) 
  • Large Data Level - previously $19, now $16 (up to 1GB)
  • XL Data Level - previously $29, now $20 (up to 2GB)
  • XL+ Data Level - previously +$15 per GB, now +$10 per GB (2GB and beyond)
With regards to the included minutes and texts, these remain as is. Ting still isn't the best option for those looking to make phone calls as it can get pretty expensive (2,000 minutes adds $35 to your bill). Unless, of course, you use VoIP over Wi-Fi to make your calls; Ting is not the recommended option.

What Ting is offering is a cheap option for everyone to have their own smartphone. This change is particularly good for individuals who only need to make a few calls or megabytes each month. For users who have data usage in gigabytes, this option is not the best one.

Ting's VP of Sales and Marketing, Michael Goldstein, explains in this video why this price drop is only happening now.

Source: Ting


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  1. This is still way too high. The absolute cheapest plan is still terrible compared to other prepaid carriers like TPO, RingPlus, FreedomPop, or Republic Wireless.

  2. If your data usage isn't constant, light usage could wind up costing you a lot more on Ting than elsewhere.

    Ting can't beat a Cricket group plan, either, so into the trash they go.

  3. The rates are nothing to brag about. A la carte is horrendous in their case. They should come up with monthly plans instead. With those prices you would think that they run on Verizon not crappy Sprint.

  4. You guys are either shills or just don't understand that not everyone is constantly glued to their phones. Some people just don't use phones very much at all! Fancy that! And some people live in rural areas that don't have cell reception, but need to bring a phone with them on the rare occasion that they venture into the nearest city. For the minority of people I'm describing, Ting is a great option.

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