My boy's been asking for an iPhone 6. I was going to get him one when Ting turns on GSM next month. I have blocked Texting and Data since I've been with Ting. But I was going to start allowing data for his iPhone 6. I keep seeing commercials about Wifi Calling. So I figured when he's around the house he'll be using the Wifi. And when he's out and about on cellular my bill will go up some from his data usage but I was willing to compromise.
Now I hear from ting they are charging regular minutes for Wifi Calling. When he's sitting at home iMessaging a friend, Ting is going to charge me for that even though he's not using their network. Seems crazy to me. It's these kinds of billing shenanigans that have kept me off smartphones.
I'm offering this for discussion because I was really surprised at this policy from Ting. Up until now I've found the company pretty agreeable. But charging for Wifi Calling is going too far. I don't see how the policy will help them keep/gain customers either.
I was interested in what the community thinks about this. My wife also wants an iPhone, so I was thinking of moving the whole family over to T-Mobile where I can get rollover data and free Wifi Calling. Currently I have the family on "dumb" phones. And ting's been great for this. But it looks like if we go smartphones it's not a good move sticking with Ting. I wanted to be able to use the phones on cellular when we go on vacation or need to make calls when we're away from the house. So I'm thinking I should just switch providers. What do you think of this policy?