Ting currently offers service on every U.S. network except for AT&T. They originally offered plans on Sprint and T-Mobile, and as of February 2020 also provide service on Verizon. In August 2020, they were purchased by Dish Network.
Ting once offered a data plan option that was of interest to the nomadic community. In late April 2019, Ting offered a mobile hotspot plan that included 30GB of high-speed data a month for $25, that ran on the Sprint network. This plan was no longer available to new customers as of January 2020, and in September 2020 it was announced that all customers currently on the plan (grandfathered) would have their service on the plan ended on October 14th, 2020.
Ting also offers non-mobile internet options to a few fixed locations in the U.S.
Ting offers a flexible 'build your own plan' model where you can select how much data, talk, and text, you want each month. These plans are designed for and limited to phone use only. Mobile hotspotting of data is permitted.
Ting data is priced at $10/GB. Those with high usage data needs will find using a Ting plan to be quite expensive.
Ting's plan model allows you to choose the number of lines on a plan, and then choose from a range of voice minutes, text messages, and data by the MB/GB. Voice, text, and data is shared amongst all the lines ($6/line) on a Ting plan.
Plans don't require you to include voice/text - you can have data-only plans.
Last Update: October 8, 2020
Sprint is now part of T-Mobile, as per the merger that closed on April 1, 2020.
New Sprint customers are directed to T-Mobile to sign up for their plans, however, some of Sprint's legacy plans are still available in-store or over the phone. Customers on existing direct Sprint plans will be able to retain those plans for the next three years without price increases or changes to features.
The two networks still operate mostly independently with their own towers and frequency bands. Some Sprint customers can have their Sprint phones coded to make the T-Mobile network the primary network for their phones instead of Sprint. Sprint customers with recent 5G phones such as the Galaxy S10 automatically use T-Mobile as the primary network since the combined company is shutting down Sprint's 5G service.
As of October, T-Mobile is offering most Sprint smartphone customers that use the Sprint cellular network the ability to choose the "T-Mobile Network Experience". In short, TNX allows Sprint network customers with compatible devices to trade in their Sprint SIM card for a T-Mobile SIM card and move their plan to the T-Mobile network while retaining the features, billing, and terms of their original Sprint plan. You can read more about what this means here.
At present time - aside from Boost being sold to Dish Network - there are no changes to 3rd party, reseller, non-profit or MVNO plans sold on the Sprint network. However, we are continuing to monitor the situation and will update as appropriate.
- Carrier Networks Used: T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
- Carrier Relationship: MVNO
- Plan Types Available: Phone
- Device Types Permitted: No specific devices are noted to be prohibited
- Unlimited: No
- High-Speed Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes, all data on a plan can be used via hotspot
- Throttling: No
- Network Management: Unknown
- Video Streaming Resolution: Unknown
- 5G Access: No
- Device Purchase Required: No
- Plan Period: 30 days
- International Roaming: No
- Domestic Roaming: No
- Data Rollover: No
- Overage Charges: No
- Lines Permitted per Account: No limit
- Extras: None
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Related News & Videos:
- Ting Ending 30GB/$25 Data Only Plan on October 14th, 2020 For All Posted on: September 8, 2020
- Ting Mobile 30GB/$25 Plan Currently Unavailable Due to Hotspot Being Out of Stock Posted on: January 6, 2020
- Shifting Landscape at FreedomPop, UNREAL, Ting & RedPocket Posted on: July 9, 2019
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