Another company is giving Ting a run for the money.

Follow up on previous question about if Ting could include min/text/data with min. charges, they too, have a monthly service charge, like Ting which doesn't include any min/text/data, but their svc chg is only $2 a month and let's face it, if we are using these plans we're cheapskates.

While I do like Tings great cus. serv. (most "free" services have no phone agents like Ring Plus, Republic, Scratch Wireless) US Mobile does, although more limited than Tings (only problem with their CSA-was that he said their CSA was on duty till 12 AM EST-they're not), but I like the idea of SIM cards, and their lowest rates are same. Ting, step up to the plate, when you do offer something like that, I'll be your customer as I really, REALLY like your customer service.

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  • I just checked their higher usage rates are lower than Tings.

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  • Your posting is devoid of information naming the carrier.

    Ting has priced their services to be reasonable for a majority of users and to be as transparent as possible. Including a minimum amount of min/text/data and hiding the charges in the minimum rate penalizes those users who do not use all those services and runs counter to Ting's transparency policy.
    Some people do not use cellular data. Others use Google Voice or iMessage and do not use messages. Some devices only use data.
    I know I would not want to pay for messages or data on my home phone device that can use neither.

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  • Hey Bruce! The carrier Eva is talking about is US Mobile.

    They are a T-Mobile MVNO with a tiered pricing structure VERY (almost suspiciously) like Ting's. The major difference, however, is that rather than pay once for your usage at the end of the month, US Mobile expects you to pre-pay for your expected usage, and then pay again every time you jump from one tier to the next.

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  • That sounds similar to hoe Ting started, except the plan would be automatically adjusted based on your usage.

    This is very similar to Virgin Mobile Custom (formerly Zact).

    I do not expect this to have a large impact on Ting.

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  • Ting is not aiming for high usage customers. They are aiming at the other 95% of users.

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  • Pageplus has nice service now... They updated their rate plan last week to $30 for 1500 mins, unlimited text and 1G data. which is same as Ting's average $23 +7(tax) = $30 bill (for lot less data and mins).

    No taxes on Pageplus

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