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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #219 by Chelle
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I know they worked hard on this deal and I was excited about getting to keep my top-up (I have $76 just on my personal phone, not including the rest of my family), but Ting is WAY more expensive than Tello:

1) $6/month line charge
2) No unlimited 2g after you use up your LTE data
3) LTE data is $16/GB instead of $11/GB

I hate to throw away $150 in top-up money but I'm going to leave it all behind.

I'll move friends and family to Tello, one or two to Mint, and I'll probably put my RingPlus phone on Tello just to get in on the party.

I read that Ting has roaming built into their price. Can anyone explain the coverage differences between Ting and Tello?

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2 years 1 month ago #221 by titetanium
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I checked it out as well and can't make it work for me either. Even with the $35 credit, at best I'd get just the first month almost free and then it's $39/mo after that.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #223 by JTSR71
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There is a way to make it work better.

It's just not the way R+ has promoted, that's all.

Now let the accusations of behavior that damages R+ Ting begin!

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2 years 1 month ago #224 by PEW
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Boost, VM, Ting, Twigby all roam on Verizon for voice and text.
Tello, I think not.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #226 by hungryghost
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I'll be the contrarian here and say I think this offer looks great!

If you have a sizable top-up that you can transfer over to Ting, I think it makes sense, even with the higher monthly costs. It's no secret that Ting's more expensive than RingPlus, but using this offer means you can get at least some use out of those top-up dollars, versus nothing at all.

I'd say try it out, and after you've exhausted your top-up/bonus credit and you still think Ting's not worth the ongoing monthly price, then you can always port out.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #228 by UltimateGladiator
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Unless you had $100 on a line then it is a poor poor deal. The totally wrong partner for people switching from ringplus.

Not sure how this is that much better than the $35 credit that was offered all day too. Everyone could get that already.

It costs $15 plus tax to get a 100/100/100 plan. Credit gone in 1-2 months. Does ting really think they will keep many ringplus customers they lure over? I'd rather not port again after a month.

@arrynrob there is a $6 minimum charge to keep a line open!!!

@PEW if you really want verizon roaming then Twigby is more in Tello's price range than Ting by far. It will cost me $10 for 100 minutes a month with Ting. Seriously.
So if Verizon roaming is important then Twigby is going to be a better fit (or boost/virgin if above $30) For $25 Ting will give me just 500 minutes/100 texts and 100mb. Awful value.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #234 by hungryghost
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Oh wait, I think I misunderstood the offer.

So top up balances don't transfer over as a lump sum, but rather at a rate of $5 per month? If that's the case, then I take my assessment back. It's not a great offer. I'd still say it's a good deal, better than their usual new signup promos. But it's not nearly as enticing as I'd first thought.

With that said, if someone is less concerned about rock-bottom prices and doesn't mind paying more for Ting perks, like excellent (live) customer service, roaming, conditional call forwarding, etc... then Ting is a decent place to go. I've used them in the past and I enjoyed the service there. I'm also currently in the process of porting to them as we speak, which was my initial jump to port-out to save my numbers, before this latest promo/intro announcement. I don't know if I'll stay with them for the long haul, but it's a comfortable place for me to land for now.

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2 years 1 month ago #235 by PEW
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Based on account (not line).
Mo 1: $35 credit
Mo 2: $5 credit
Mo 3: $5 credit
until it matches your total top-up on Ringplus for that account.

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2 years 1 month ago #237 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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Not working for us either - for too many valid reasons too...not just the higher pricing.

A quick look here=>
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ting_Inc .
Shows:

Private, wholly owned by Tucows Inc.
Founded February 2, 2012
Headquarters
Toronto, Ontario
Starkville, Mississippi

I saw in the article mentioned at the old forum that Ting is a very young company & this confirms it;
Wanted to know the same info about Twigby & found it:

Twigby is a wholly owned subsidiary of SI Wireless, LLC. Founded in 2010, SI Wireless is a privately held company and one of the most diverse Telecommunications companies in America - with over 100 years of wireless telecommunications experience within its management team.

So it is also young, but less so.

All that said, I am not inclined to trust any path that the rp honchos want to decide on the users behalf as a default - even if the math was good (it ain't), one should do their own checking & choosing IMO.

Further, having done my own math on this, I posted my calculations & thoughts here:
www.nthcircle.com/forum/ringplus/51-might-make-sense-to-port-to-ting#232
The following user(s) said Thank You: FortheKing

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #241 by Isamorph
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The Ting math is not for me as well. The $6 just to have a line is off putting to me. I've already moved 3 lines to Tello( one still porting ) and am content with their prices and CS. I'm only losing about $35 top up on the 3 lines combined; so I am satisfied with my choice. And one can always switch carriers in the future.

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