April 16, 2014

Ting lowers off-contract data plans

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Ting, a MVNO partner of Sprint, has lowered its data rates on the carrier’s two year anniversary. Nearly every rate plan on the no-contract carrier’s lineup has been dropped; one (XXL) has been removed altogether.

This is not a promotion, these are just our new rates. Current customers do not need to weigh a move to a new plan. New customers do not need to come from any particular provider or sign up for a particular plan. You don’t need to buy a device or make any commitment. We are simply dropping our prices.

Ting, as some readers know, piggybacks off of Sprint’s network and lets users choose their own rate plans based on specific needs. What’s more, it lets users bring a number of previous Sprint devices to their network to be serviced through the Ting brand.

Highlights in the new rate plans include:

  • Every data graduation beyond the $3 ‘Small’ is cheaper.
  • We’ve dropped the XXL level across the board so pure per-unit pricing kicks in sooner.
  • Perhaps most importantly for our heavy data users and business customers, we have dropped the per-unit pricing on megabytes beyond 2,000 from 2.25 cents to just 1.5 cents. That means a gig (or gigabyte or GB) of data is $15 beyond the XL level.
  • Finally, just to make sure that jump from XL to unit pricing is a win for everyone, we dropped the pricing on minutes beyond 2,000 from 2 cents to 1.9 cents, raised the ceiling on the XL minutes bucket to 2,100 and raised the ceiling on the XL messages bucket to 4,800. Do the math, I promise it works.

Existing Ting customers will see the new rate plans on the next billing period.

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