So the breakdown on Mintsim is $16.58 for 2GB LTE (throttled after), unlimited text, unlimited voice, with 12 months. (Ignore their current promo; it's not representative.)
That's less than Ting charges for <500 minutes, <500 text, and <1GB of data, due to the $6 device fee.
- Ting makes you pay a $6 per-device fee (so it's $22, not $16); Mintsim is single-device only
- Mintsim makes you buy multiple months at once, e.g. pay $200 for 12 months of 2GB; Ting bills month-to-month
- Ting charges $10/GB for 2GB and above; Mintsim sells 2GB, 5GB, and 10GB plans, plus additional data at $10/GB or $20/3GB
Does Ting have a statement on this? Ting has a nicer billing cycle, but you're not getting 5GB LTE for $28/month or 10GB for $35/month out of Ting (you somehow use 10GB you're looking at a $100 bill--plus voice and text).
New usage tiers coming in the next decade?