Ting = The Answer To Your Massive Phone Bill Problem
Author: Anna Newell Jones

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Over in the Community there is always buzz about what the heck to do about that massive cell phone bill. We’re all so addicted to our phones that it’s usually the last thing we want to cut out. So, how do we wrangle our monthly expenses and how do we manage that bill that is usually $100+ per month? Do you get rid of the phone all together? Just get rid of the data part of the plan? Keep lowering your monthly minutes until you can’t get any lower and then start accidentally dipping into the crazy expensive overage fees? Get a pre-paid monthly phone?

It doesn’t seem like there has been a good answer to the problem until now.

Let me introduce you to Ting

Here’s why Ting is cool: they make sense, they make it easy, they only charge you for what you use, there are no contracts, and best of all they’re anti-BS.

Hey, I like any company that is against BS!

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So, how is Ting different from those other mobile companies?

  • No contracts or ETFs: Truly and completely contract-free; no early termination fees or other BS.
  • No bundling or ride-along services: Choose from XS through XXL service levels for voice minutes, text messages and megabytes of data, all billed separately.
  • No overage charges or penalties: If you use more than you thought you would, just pay for what you used.
  • Credits on unused service: If you use less than you thought you would, Ting drops you down to the level you hit and credits the difference you on your next bill.
  • No add-on charges: Voicemail, caller ID, tethering, hotspot, three-way calling, call forwarding and other features are all part of service; no add-on charges.
  • No mysterious line items on your bill: Ting charges for what you used plus whatever taxes we’re legally required to collect. No hidden charges, recovery fees or other BS.
  • Unlimited devices on one plan: Have as many devices as you want on one plan sharing pooled minutes, messages and megabytes. Each device on a plan costs a flat $6 per month.
  • A powerful online account control panel: Take control of your account, your usage and bills in the powerful online control panel.
  • No-hold customer support: Call us at 1-855-TING-FTW anytime between 8am and 8pm EST and a real person will pick up the phone.
  • Excellent online support: http://help.ting.com. They have active customer forums, a simple and powerful help ticketing system, video tutorials, video Start Up Guides and much more.


In addition to all the above goodness they are also giving away a phone, seriously. It’s a Samsung Transform Ultra! Yep, that phone right there! To enter the giveaway simply enter through the Rafflecopter giveway form below. The Giveaway will end next Wednesday, March 20th and the random winner will be announced in the post and will be contacted directly. Ting is also giving And Then We Saved readers $25 that can be used either towards a device or towards a service credit! You don’t have to win anything to take advantage of that credit, just follow this link to get hooked up through their website!

Best of luck on the contest and this is a super exciting company to know about!

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This is a Sponsored post, but as always, my opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help to make this site possible. xo! Anna


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  1. The Norwegian Girl // March 14, 2013

    I would love to have something like that available to me in Norway. I don`t text that much, but I do use the data plan a lot, so it`d be great to mix after necessity and want!

    • Anna Newell Jones // March 21, 2013

      I wish it was available for you there too! Let me know if you find a good alternative!

  2. Lydia // March 14, 2013

    Wow, this sounds too good to be true! I’m with Verizon now and I’ve been wanting a simple, cheap plan for awhile. I thought I would have to pick up a Jitterbug! Thank you for telling us about Ting and having the giveaway!

  3. Cassie // March 15, 2013

    Ting, huh? Never heard of it, but the plan sounds amazing. I’ll be getting off of my current phone plan soon and probably upgrading my phone (I use a flip phone… it’s so sad yet retro looking), but I have NOT been looking forward to the phone bill. This would be the perfect solution. A major upgrade from my current phone without costing an arm and a leg.

    • Anna Newell Jones // March 21, 2013

      A flip phone IS retro – funny! Let me know if you make the switch! I’d love to know how it all goes.

  4. Karen // March 18, 2013

    I’ve used TracFone for a long time now, it’s about as cheap as you can get and the service where I am is reliable. These are not smart phones, though, they are sort of dorky cousins of smart phones, so you can text and send email, but you can’t run a GPS mapper, and I wouldn’t even bother going on the web on the thing. They do have a more advanced service called Net10, so I’d be curious to know how these various services stack up against each other.

    • Anna Newell Jones // March 21, 2013

      “Dorky cousins of smart phones”- that is too funny! I’m curious how the different services stack up too.

  5. Passamequa // March 19, 2013

    We’ve had Ting (two Galaxy S3s) since December and it is GREAT. Our phone bill has gone from $204 a month to $40-60 a month – and that is with absolutely no change in usage (as a matter of fact, the phone minutes we use has increased because of a new job). I’m sure we could cut it down more if we made a point to use skype, or not use the internet when we’re not on wifi, but I’m thrilled with it.

    • Anna Newell Jones // March 21, 2013

      Whooo hooo! That’s awesome to hear! What an amazing savings every month on your bill!

  6. Deb // March 19, 2013

    What an awesome tip! I’m in!

  7. cherrypiejay // March 19, 2013

    We have limited mobile providers in New Zealand; 3 I think, maybe 5 at the most. But 3 main ones. I’m with the cheapest of the bunch “2 degrees” which I think is from the UK, my bill is NZD$40 per month including data & it’s quite a bit but I do use Wifi a lot too which cuts it down – but considering how much we pay for our broadband connection here I suppose it balances out.

  8. Kimmy @ AfterGlobe // April 3, 2013

    I just did the savings calculator and this would save us $50- $75 per month. That’s an awesome deal! Going to be looking into this even more.

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