Ting cellular service is now live nationwide, no ball and chain required
0. phoneArena 03 Feb 2012, 03:57 posted on
Well, the day has finally arrived. Riding on Sprint's airwaves, Ting is already operational across the U.S., so families and businesses that are looking for an alternative to their current wireless plan are free to check it out...
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1. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
This is actually looks great for people who just want to call/text and check email on the go every now and then. No contract is also nice! I wonder if you already have one of the listed phones from sprint if you can just hop on or if you need to buy it from them...
2. Nick_T (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 May 2011)
We checked. Apparently, you cannot bring your own device at this time. Perhaps one day in the future...
7. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Don't use Ting.com! I had my credit card at hand to purchase the Samsung Galaxy SIII 32GB $579. I just had a couple of question I needed answer from Ting. I called Ting to ask the following. Q) If I decide after a year I am not happy with Ting, Can I take my purchased Ting Samsung Galaxy SIII 32GB $579 onto the Sprint Network? After all it's on the Sprint Network. Ting reply to this is YES! Lies, Lies, Lies!!! I called Sprint they said only if Ting is nice enough to give me the code. OK I call Ting back, Here is the SHOCKER! The second Ting rep. said NO I can't take my Ting purchase phone unto the Sprint network. I told him the first Ting rep. said I could. Then he change his story and said to me verbatim "if we decide to give you the code" IF? If Ting decide to give me a code? So what? I have to say pretty please if I ever decide I want to switch back to Sprint with my Ting purchase phone. So no protection on my expensive Ting purchase. So I decide to just get my Samsung Galaxy SIII 32GB from Sprint. At least I know from A-Z the ways I'm being screwed from Sprint. This Ting thing is scary, not knowing what standards or rules they what to implement depends on who you talk to. Company do come and go, this is a legit concern, one that needs to be address in writing.
3. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
2 bad you cant bring your own sprint phone at this time. I was trying to activate my htc evo but no luck. I guess someday in the near future.
4. ibap (Posts: 752; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
It looks to me like it runs on the full Sprint (with VZW roaming) network for voice. But in some areas, it looks like data does not roam.
5. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i typed my current plan info into the "how does your current provider stack up with ting" page. my current plan costs me $30/mo, ting offered me the same exact plan for $117/mo (dont forget i cant bring my phone to ting and need to buy an unlocked one from them). so, where are the savings?
at least ting admitted that "Ting might treat you better, but we would not be cheaper than your current plan" after i entered in my info.
6. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
well its not for everyone. This is probably ideal for people that have varying usage from month to month, or may need some plan that is customizable. Also for people that may want to change their plan and then realize they want to go back but the carrier wont allow it because the old one isnt offered. The rates appear to be very good (with the exception of Data) so it would probably work great for people that aren't really data users or use it sparingly, or frequently have access to Wifi so they can just use wifi most of the time.
I would jump on this in a heartbeat if I could use my current sprint phone or something like that. The handset prices are pretty weird. They're good for phones like the Samsung Conquer and LG Optimus, and the feature phone prices are good (though honestly the M360 should be the cheaper of the 2 feature phones as it is a crapier phone than the Reclaim), but the Photon and Evo Shift are pricier than just buying them without contract for Sprint.