(Disclosure ... I do not work for Ting, but I am an early beta tester, and look forward to being a reseller).
I was wondering how others were faring with Ting's pricing?
So far it has been very good to me. It has turned a $105/month phone bill into $35! (both with taxes, etc.)
However, there are a few caveats about that number. Looking at what Sprint sells a Photon for, with a two year plan, I see that I've paid $450 more for the phone to buy it outright instead of having it subsidized. So the first 7 months of my $70/month savings will go towards offsetting that cost. Still, after that, $70/month is a nice savings!
Ting Two Year Total: $550(phone) + ($35 x 24) = $1390.
Verizon Two Year Total $100(phone) + ($105 x 24) = $2620.
Another consideration is the loss of my "unlimited" mobile data plan. I have had to actually think about how much data I use and I've made changes to my phone's settings accordingly, to save on Mobile data. My situation and needs will not match everyone's. I am at home, or in an office with WiFi, 95% of the time, so that takes a huge bite out of my mobile data usage (make sure to set Advanced WiFi settings to Never Sleep), so that it doesn't switch back to mobile data unless WiFi is unavaiable). Next, I set several "data-hog" apps, such as Facebook, so that they do not automatically update. Only apps like Google Voice are allowed to use data without me opening the program. For me, Email also has automatic synching off, because most of the time, I'm at my home office, on my computer, seeing emails instantly almost all day. I manually check email on my phone only once or twice a day, if I'm out of the office for more than half an hour, to see if there is a reason to rush back to the office. That may not work for others.
The bottom line of all this is that I seem to be able to fit in the "S" data plan (100MB) most months, with an occasional bump into "M" (500MB). I know a lot of people, especially sales reps who live on the road, who will NOT be able to live within such small data use limits.
Similarly, and for similar reasons, my call minutes are also very low, and I fit the S plan for that most months.
Another caveat about the $70/month savings is that when I go on vacation, my mobile data usage will likely be MUCH higher. Still, even if I I bump into XXL (3000MB), and have to pay an extra $57 that month, that's a small price to pay for saving $70 every other month of the year!
So how has it worked for you? Is Ting saving you money? Have you had to adjust the way you use your phone, or your phone's settings?