$.01 * 1.5 = $.015/MB
.015 * 2100 MB = $31.5
.015 * 2500 MB = $37.5
Wait a sec. I don't think that math is being done right. I don't think you go back and apply that top rate times the whole thing. I think that you would pay the $29 for the first 2,000 and then the additional is at 1.5 cents per megabyte above that, correct?
So with 2,001, you would pay $29 for the first 2,000, and then 1.5 cents for that extra 1 megabyte = $29.015
For 2,100 megabytes, that would be $29 for the first 2,000, and then 1.5 cents times 100 for $1.50. That's $29 + $1.50 = $30.50.
For 2,500 megabytes, that would be $29 for the first 2,000, and then 1.5 cents times 500 for $7.50. That's $29 + $7.50 = $36.50.
I think you are correct, at least that would make the most sense. I had done it your way earlier when I was trying to figure it out for myself, but it sort of slipped my mind when I posted. Thanks for the correction, though I guess we should wait for confirmation from Ting.
Hi Rocky and Aaron,
Rocky has the math all right here. That's exactly how we calculate it.
Might want to update the "Answer" checkmarks :)
It has been taken care of. :)
Woo hoo! I got tagged as an official answer. I probably shouldn't be so excited over this, but I still think it's pretty cool.
Oh, but now to throw in the wrinkle, there is still the 5% free grace period of going over, before Ting actually charges. Does that still apply above the top bucket? If that is still there, then technically you would only get charged $29 for the 2,001 and 2,100 megabytes. At 2,101, then Ting's generosity runs out, and the math has to kick in. I'm thinking maybe above the largest bucket size, they don't have the free allowance.
The 5% usage grace does not apply to our XS or XL buckets. Once you are over 2000 megabytes, the math kicks in as you put it.
does Ting generally favor low data users? Is this plan right for me if I use 5GB/month. I do so @ VZW and pay $190/mos for two lines. thx
Hi Mark. Certainly, the less you use, the more you save. We always encourage you to use wifi whenever possible to keep your data charges low.
5gb would cost you $74 with Ting (plus your usage for text and minutes, and $6 for each active device) so it still looks like a 'save' situation for you.
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