Tucows Launches Wireless Carrier TingBy: Shaylin Clark - February 2, 2012
Tucows, a company that specializes in providing a variety of web services to businesses, has launched their own wireless carrier. Built on Sprint’s wireless network, Ting promises to be a more thoughtful wireless carrier. Unlike other carriers out there, Ting has no overage fees. If you go over your allotted minutes in a month, Ting automatically bumps you up to the next rate plan. On the other hand, if you use less than your allotted minutes Ting will drop you down and issue a refund for the difference.
Ting’s rate plans are highly customizable, allowing you to choose how many minutes you think you’ll use, how many texts, and how much data. Moreover, the plans increase in fairly small increments, so going over and getting bumped up shouldn’t break the bank. For example, if you have the 500 minute plan and go over, getting bumped up to the 1000 minute plan will only cost you $9. Depending on how much you go over, that could be a pretty significant savings over the overage fees charged by some mobile carriers.
Ting uses Sprint’s wireless network, so their phone lineup is much like Sprint’s. They have a decent selection of Android-based smartphones, two basic feature phones, and four wireless data devices available.
If you’re thinking about switching, Ting provides a helpful savings calculator to show you how much you could save by switching. Just plug in how much you pay for which services, and Ting will tell you how much you could save by switching. Head on over to Ting’s website and check it out, then let us know what you think in the comments.