So, I definitely like the general concept of Ting's billing for what you use. But, what about for the case of someone who uses an average of 1400 minutes, or something along those lines. Why is it that they would have to pay $35 for those minutes, but we can see that the cost of 1000 minutes is $18 and the cost of 500 minutes is $9. So, could we conceivably pay for just 1500 total minutes and only spend $27 instead of $35?
The thing that bothers me is that the groupings get so much bigger when you move to the next spot over. So, when someone ends up on the lower half of the next category, they are still spending too much money based on what those minutes really cost. Just round up to the nearest 100 minutes and then figure out the cheapest combo based on the established prices.
So, a couple examples:
200 minutes = $6 (instead of $9)
250 minutes = $9
600 minutes = $12 (instead of $18
1600 minutes (1000 + 500 + 100) = $30 (instead of $35)
Otherwise, these plans become so much less appealing when you get up in the upper ranges of these scales.