Might make sense to port to Ting

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #184 by JTSR71
Might make sense to port to Ting was created by JTSR71
I already initiated a port to Tello. For that line, I ignored Ting because we're low users apart from data so don't want to be spending $10 a month on non data charges including the $6 per line charge.

But with the $35 credit and the referral system, which Ting have said will stack, it looks like it could be a good move.

I suggest you wait to see what the R+ offer is before deciding exactly what to do, but if your top ups are less than $35, then this is what I would suggest.

1) Get a referral code
2) Create a Ting account and port a line from R+
3) This should get you $25 referral credit plus $35 R+ port bonus into Account 1
4) Refer yourself to another email
5) Open another Ting account and port your next line from R+
6) This should get you a $50 referral for first time referral into your first account so $110 balance on Account 1, and $35 + $25 on Account 2.
7) Repeat step 4 if you have more lines to transfer from R+

Credits of $60 or $85 or $110 or more should give you a minimum of two months or more of free service on Ting.

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2 years 1 month ago #232 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
OK, here is how I see this panning out...please correct this if it seems off here:

For us, Twigby - $24/mo = $288/yr....Tello $26/mo = $312/yr...Ting $35/mo = $420/yr;
That's a big spread in pricing for very similar allotments.

The math looks like this=> 420 - 288 = 132 difference between Twigby & Ting.
Twice $60 is $120 from that $132 difference;
So, even if we can get $60 per 2 accounts in credit for a year, it is still $12 more with the main benefit being the included roaming that both seem to offer - and if we'd stay there it really goes up after that !!

An aside:
Even if Ting generously credits our $83 in existing top-up at rp, it still only offsets part of the costs that 1st year for their higher priced deals - and they are a very new/young company besides.

Tello is sort of off the map for us as it does not seem to have the verizon roaming included nor any significant offers from them right now;
30% off for a month or 5% recurring is not enough compared with the other, better deals.

Another strange sort of hang-up for me is that over our 8+ months with rp nothing ever got us to really trust them for lots of reasons - so;
The fact that they are going to dump us all onto Ting (unless we port out 1st on our own...) is looking like a warning sign right now, and doubly so because Ting is the highest priced of the 3 options we are considering.

Also worthy of note is that it now looks like Cellnuvo (which has a 'free' plan with a $29 activation fee is going to waive that silly, high fee for us rp refugees - I emailed them & just waiting to hear back to decide whether to try that as well as one of the others.

So, as posted in my thread here - lest something REALLY good change in all of the above, Twigby still beats Ting.

Is any of this way off, or what ?!?

Thanks.
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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #236 by UltimateGladiator
Twigby or Tello all the way. Ting is no match.

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2 years 1 month ago #242 by Isamorph
Your way on as usual. Tello for me. R+ arrow to Ting is a red flag for sure.

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2 years 1 month ago #243 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Phew. Thank you !!

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2 years 1 month ago #259 by JTSR71
Replied by JTSR71 on topic Might make sense to port to Ting

Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Also worthy of note is that it now looks like Cellnuvo (which has a 'free' plan with a $29 activation fee is going to waive that silly, high fee for us rp refugees - I emailed them & just waiting to hear back to decide whether to try that as well as one of the others.

So, as posted in my thread here - lest something REALLY good change in all of the above, Twigby still beats Ting.

Is any of this way off, or what ?!?

Thanks.


It seems that low cost is your driver.

So maybe Cellnuvo is worth trying especially if they drop that $29 activation fee.

Note that on the Google Play store, their app only has 100-500 downloads. But I guess it can't hurt to try it on one of your phones.

Another note on Ting. The first referral from Ting is worth $50. After that, each referral is $25.

So if you're willing to do the work on cellnuvo to earn credit, would subsidizing your Ting cost through referrals now and again on Ting be a possible alternative?

The good news is that Ting, Twigby and Tello have no entry or exit costs. They seem to be free or discounted for the first month, and seem to have good self service systems.

So I say try them all!

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2 years 1 month ago #261 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
There is seldom any data coverage in our entire region, so:

JTSR71 wrote: It seems that low cost is your driver.
So maybe Cellnuvo is worth trying especially if they drop that $29 activation fee.
Note that on the Google Play store, their app only has 100-500 downloads. But I guess it can't hurt to try it on one of your phones.
Another note on Ting. The first referral from Ting is worth $50. After that, each referral is $25.
So if you're willing to do the work on cellnuvo to earn credit, would subsidizing your Ting cost through referrals now and again on Ting be a possible alternative?
The good news is that Ting, Twigby and Tello have no entry or exit costs. They seem to be free or discounted for the first month, and seem to have good self service systems.
So I say try them all!

So - even if we liked using phones to browse & other data type stuff (which we do not) - it is mostly impossible around here for many, many, many miles in most directions.

Therefore we only really need voice & SMS services for our 2 main CDMA former RP phones.
Already started the ports to Twigby for those.

As to Cellnuvo and/or 'work' - our spare phone gets little usage, and any cheapie service will be somewhat 'self-service' anyhow - and since I do that stuff as a sort of hobby - its OK with me to try as long as the risks are very low.

We are looking at ditching $83 in top-ups by leaving RP as the rp2ting idea does not truly work out number-wise for us non-data users who do not need unlimited anything;
That is enough financial risk for this past year & if I risk $29 to start 2017 that is not so bad as long as it doesn't get any worse than that.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #264 by UltimateGladiator
Cellnuvo-I reckon you are better off signing up for a bunch of independent survey and money making sites like swagbucks or instagc. Even search on bing to earn credit for amazon gift cards. Check out www.reddit.com/r/beermoney Then just spend the equivalent of what you earn to pay for Tello or something and not worry about meeting cell nuvo requirements.

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2 years 1 month ago #269 by dogged-but-not-dogmatic
Ting does not make any sense to me at all.

I am willing to lose my RP top ups, because Ting is quite expensive. With 4 lines in my family, we will lose $160 in top ups. Most of us are light users. Tello has the cheapest options for light users (pay as you go). I also like Tello's a la carte options: a voice plan, and then pay-as-you-go for text, and maybe the bottomless 2g.

I am going to use Tello as my main line. I will sign up only for unlimited voice ($15/mo). None of the other service providers have cellular unlimited voice at this price. (I am looking at other options for data (probably a mobile hotspot).)

But, yeah, Ting makes no sense at all.

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2 years 1 month ago #371 by Hungry-Hog
Hi girl, as to the hotspot idea, look up 4gc lte and you will win. You can use hangouts with the pocket wifi.

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