Ting is a mobile virtual network operator and internet service provider launched in February 2012 by Tucows Inc. Ting provides cellular service in the United States using Sprint's CDMA, EV-DO 3G, and 4G LTE nationwide network as well as GSM service via the T-Mobile network.
Ting offers you rates not plans based on how much data, talk, and text you use. You can build your plan based on your needs. Not a talker? No problem. You won’t be paying for all those extra minutes you don’t use. Are you a data guzzler? Ting lets you select all the data you want to meet your needs; stream away!
What sets Ting apart is its unrivaled customer service. In an increasingly hostile online environment, a super friendly customer service representative creates a lasting impression that becomes representative of the Ting brand.
The sign up and activation process for Ting contains three major steps:
Let’s get started!
The first step in any activation process is to order a SIM card compatible with your phone.
Here are little-known secrets on how you can get a deal on the Ting activation kit.
Get a SIM card for $5 instead of $9
On the device compatibility page, if you just want GSM SIM card, you can click GSM network at the bottom right. This will bring you to a page where you can buy just the GSM SIM card for $5.
Get a the $9 Ting SIM card for FREE
To get a FREE Ting SIM card instead of paying $9, all you need to do is click “signup / sign-in” in the top right, create a new account, and then wait a few days.
In a few days, you should receive an email that reads something like this:
“Simply reply to the email, and you should be able to get a free SIM card”.
Reply to the email, and you’ll be able to get a Ting SIM card shipped to your house for free.
Once you have your Ting SIM card, which you hopefully just got for free, the next step is to activate it.
For the activation process you will need the following:
Here are the steps for the activation process:
The final step is to make sure your device has the correct APN settings, or Access Point Name settings, so group messaging, picture messaging, and cellular data work properly.
To configure your APN settings for Ting, follow the steps below:
Ting’s plans appear affordable, but the truth is they can add up quickly. If you value excellent customer service, than paying a slight premium for Ting’s plans may be worth it. They have some of the nicest representatives in the mobile industry.
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