Ting Review

Learn more about Ting's services with our review, pricing, key information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Updated on June 13th, 2022

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Ting is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and internet service provider that offers services such as calls, text messaging, data, and international coverage through the T-Mobile network.

Pricing:

Plan

Monthly Pricing

Flex

$10.00 /mo. + $5.00 /shared GB.

Set 5

$25.00

Set 12

$35.00

Unlimited

$45.00

Ollo™ Unlimited Pro

$55.00

Additional Voice Package:

Number of Minutes (Calls)

Price

1 - 100

$3.00

101 - 500

$9.00

501 - 1,000

$18.00

1,001 - 2,100

$35.00

2,100+

$35.00 + $1.90 per added minute

Additional SMS Package:

Number of Texts

Price

1 - 100

$3.00

101 - 1,000

$5.00

1,001 - 2,000

$8.00

2,001 - 4,800

$11.00

4,800+

$11.00 + $0.25 per added text

Additional Data Package:

Data Limit

Price

1 - 100 MB

$3.00

101 - 500 MB

$10.00

501 MB - 1 GB

$16.00

1.1 - 2 GB

$20.00

2 GB+

$20.00 + $10.00 per added GB

International Roaming Features:

Feature

Price

International Calls

Minimum of $0.30 per minute, depending on the country.

International SMS - Inbound

Free.

International SMS - Outbound

$0.12 per message, depending on the location.

International Data

Minimum of $0.25 per MB, depending on the country.

Ting
Review:

Pros: Offers good benefits at low monthly costs with no contracts. Coverage is available over two nationwide networks.

Cons: International coverage is available in fewer countries than with competitor's international plans. Phones and data costs can be expensive.

Bottomline: Ting is an easy-to-use network with no hidden fees, device flexibility, low costs for international roaming.

Key Information:

Founder

Scott Swedorski

Founded

2012

Headquarters

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Parent Company

DISH Wireless, LLC.

CEO

Elliot Noss

Number of Employees

50

Address

96 Mowat Ave., Toronto, ON M6K 3M1 Canada

Phone Number

1 (855) 846-4389

Website

ting.com

FAQs:

Is Ting reliable?

Ting offers coverage across the T-Mobile network as well as international roaming. You will need to check if your area is covered by T-Mobile before signing on to Ting but, if covered, you will benefit from some of the same offers as a larger carrier.

Who owns Ting?

Ting was founded in 2012 by Scott Swedorski and is a subsidiary of DISH Wireless.

What network does Ting use?

Ting offers coverage across the T-Mobile network.

Is Ting free?

No. Unlike some phone plans, Ting only charges for what you use. Typically, Ting users pay on average $23.00 a month per phone, on top of the base price.

See our pricing guide.

Which phones work on Ting?

Ting can use CDMA and GSM phones and tablets. T-Mobile-branded phones work best with Ting, but you can use Ting's phone compatibility checker to see if your phone will be compatible with Ting.

Does Ting have unlimited data?

No. Ting users will be billed according to what they use. High data usage can result in quite high monthly bills.

Does Ting work with an iPhone?

Any T-Mobile iPhone and unlocked Apple iPhone will work with Ting. There are some models of the iPhone that do not work with Ting's GSM network, so before switching to Ting or buying a new iPhone, use Ting's phone compatibility checker.

How much is Ting?

Ting's phone plans have a base price of $6 per line and you pay separately for minutes, texts, and data.

Does Ting use Verizon's towers?

No. Ting uses T-Mobile's GSM service network.

Can you use Ting in Canada?

Yes. Ting's rates are $0.30 /min for voice calls, $0.12 /text message sent, free text messages received, and $0.20 /MB of data usage.

What is Ting Internet?

Ting Internet is a gigabit fiber network for home and business use. To read about Ting internet networks available in your town, go to Ting's website.

How do I activate my Ting phone?

  • Go to Ting.com and click Activate.
  • Sign in to your Ting account.
  • If you see the phone or GSM SIM you are activating, click Select. If not, click Select under Bring Your Own Device and enter your phone's IMEI.
  • If asked, enter your SIM card number (found on your card) then click Continue.
  • Click Select under Use An Existing Ting Number, find your number, then click Next Step.
  • Confirm or edit your billing information, then click Continue.
  • Confirm your details, read and agree to the Terms of Service, and click Continue.
  • Follow the next steps to finish your activation, make a test call, and click on It Worked!
  • Once your number transfer is completed, you will receive an email from Ting with the next steps.

Does Ting support Apple Watch?

As yet Ting does not support Apple watches.

How many customers does Ting have?

Ting has approximately 286,000 subscribers.

Does Ting allow tethering?

Yes. You can enable tethering on your phone and any data used will count towards your monthly bill. Tethering with Ting is not an option when roaming domestically and sometimes when roaming internationally.

Is Ting prepaid?

No, Ting is post-paid. You pay for what you use.

How do I sign up for Ting?

  • Go to Ting.com.
  • Click BYOD, enter your phone's identification number, check the CAPTCHA box, and click Check to see if your phone is compatible with Ting's network. You will also see here which network your phone will work on.
  • Choose which network you prefer and click either Get a SIM Card or Activate Now.
  • If buying a SIM card, select your preferred card and create a Ting account.
  • Once you receive your SIM card, go to Ting.com, click Activate to activate your account, and follow the steps.
  • Once your account is activated, you will receive an email from Ting.

Is Ting international?

Ting supports international roaming in over 60 countries.

Is Ting available in my area?

Ting GSM services are available on a nation-wide 3G, HSPA, and LTE network.