How Ting's pay-per-use rates work

Sticking with Ting's pay-per-use rates? While these rates are no longer available for new service, if you find these rates work for you and are not changing over to Ting Mobile's new plans, you'll need to know your rates for minutes, messages and megabytes, and what to expect on our previous rates.

Pay-per-use rate table


How am I billed for phone calls and text messages with the previous rates?

Ting usage for voice and text on our pay-per-use rates are billed for both outgoing and incoming usage. Voice usage is billed by the minute and rounded up to the nearest minute, so if you make a call that lasts for 10 minutes and 45 seconds, we round your call to 11 minutes. For text messages, you are billed for messages that are sent and received.

Do I need a separate data plan because I have a smartphone?

A separate data plan is not required. You only pay for what you use. If you want to use data on your phone, then some data usage will accumulate and be added to your bill. If you don't use any data—or calls or texts—then you wouldn't be charged for that use that month, only your $6 line fee. 

How are Ting-to-Ting calls billed?

If you place a call to another Ting user, both users are billed for the call because two parties are accessing the network. If both users are on the same account, a call that lasted 5 minutes will result in 10 minutes total billed on that account.  

Are there any surcharges when I'm roaming?

There is no charge for voice or text roaming while you're within the United States. There may be some additional charges for international use if you travel internationally. 

Data roaming in the United States is not available while using Ting's pay-for-what-you-use plan.

What about long-distance calls?

Ting offers international calling free to over 60 countries! For the countries that aren't covered, you would be charged for your regular minutes plus the additional per-minute surcharge. 

Calls to anywhere in the US are free of any additional surcharges and only count as minutes.


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