Ting will buy you a cup of coffee just for stopping by and seeing if your AT&T device can work with its service

Ting will buy you a cup of coffee just for stopping by and seeing if your AT&T device can work with its service
Ting began offering service for GSM customers. The MVNO offers a unique usage-based rate structure, which can save customers serious money.

The a-la carte shopping of features, like low minutes, a bunch of text messages, and a couple gigs of data can be less than $50 per month. If things are running really lean, you could drive the bill down to under $10. You can also go data only, 2GB for $35.

Now, if you are an active AT&T customer, Ting will give you a $5 Startbucks gift card just for seeing if your device will work on Ting. Of course, the carrier is going to show off how much money it might save you over its rival’s service.

Ting believes that if people realize they can move their device off AT&T, they will. “If you can bring your phone to Ting, the calculation gets very simple. You are going to have a better customer experience and you are likely going to spend less,” according to Ting VP of Sales and Marketing, Michael Goldstein, “But sometimes people need a more immediate incentive to take that first step. Until a better incentive comes along, we’re going to stick with coffee.”

The fine print is simple, you get one $5 Starbucks gift card, per email address, per active AT&T device you check via the source link below. If you are not a power-consumer of data, Ting’s rates may prove to be irresistible, just like coffee.

source: Ting

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8 Comments

1. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

My family has ting. Its pretty awesome, our bill is only $55 for 5 lines. It's a pretty good deal if you don't need a whole lot of data. Great customer service.

2. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

2GB For $35?? I pay $4 for 2GB of 3G/LTE. $18 for 10GB. And Indians still complain the cost of data is too high :x

3. Quantify

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I have a couple of Ting lines for phones I don't use very often. I really should switch my main line over...great pricing and customer service. coverage is limited to T-Mobile of course, but that's getting better every day...

5. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It roams on at&t for free for voice and text

4. dmh0284

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

If you need data, Ting is pretty expensive. They can't compete with Cricket's $45/mo for 5GB of data and unlimited talk/text.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I find my Cricket deal is better, 2 line with 2.5gb each for $70 a month, but I like Ting's style.

7. smartmvno

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

The service is expensive compared to other MVNOs. Total Wireless is extremely cheap compared to Ting if there is any data involved and throws in unlimited text and voice at the same time which Ting doesn't offer at all. Check it out yourself and compare when you add any data to Ting and Ting is a crock. Ting also has a difficult time supporting devices. For example I entered my phone and it doesn't support 3G even though with the AT&T carrier it does. Normally, 3G isn't needed however if roaming is involved it is nice to have access to all bands. Ting just doesn't offer that. It has spotty coverage. Also Tucows as a company has had mutiple times where it has lost data of customers, remember the email fiasco?

8. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Total wireless only supports verizon 3g phones. E 3G ONLY, Verizon 3g is super slow. And it's owned by tracfone which has inferior customer service if you have any problems. Im not saying every one will save ting but like I said above, because my family uses so little data our bill is only $55(which is $5 cheaper than 2 lines on total wireless)

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