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Ting, a virtual operator, has now offered its “pay for what you use plan” on new cellular phone models such as the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Unlocked iPhones will now be available for activation on Ting provided that they were previously tweaked for the Sprint network. This means that you can make use of your iPhone 5s or 5c on Ting as long as they were previously used on the Sprint network.

As compared to previous iPhone models before, Ting is getting the iPhone 6 much sooner than it previously did the others. To some, this is the reason why the iPhone 6 is the best ting iphone that is available today. More good news for users is that Ting would now start to support other GSM phones. This means that it would be easier to activate the new mobile phone on Ting immediately without having to go through the previous activation process that previous models did.

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Ting, unlike any other service provider, doesn’t carry any network. It provides its services by purchasing data capacity, SMS as well as voice on an operator who has their own wireless towers. For several years now, Ting has been using the CDMA and 4G networks of Sprint. It was just recently that they added the GSM carrier so that they can have access to the 2G, 3G as well as the LTE and HSPA data networks.

With the GSM availability, a lot of customers would be more satisfied because it would be easier for them to use and buy the devices that they want on Ting. Before, only those old Sprint phones that have ended their contract with Sprint can be used. There was even a time when Sprint had restrictions placed on their devices that doesn’t allow the latest smartphones to be used by Ting until a year or a few months after its release to the public. Luckily, new rules have pushed Sprint to change this kind of policy because it is now required to unlock the devices once they are already been paid off by their customers.

Now that the GSM is here for Ting, the customers will no longer need to do a lot of things before they can use Ting. It is now easier for them to activate Ting on their phone because it is already been unlocked by Sprint, provided that they have already paid off the mobile phone they intend to use for Ting. Now, activating Ting on your mobile phone is as easy as inserting the Ting SIM card into an unlocked GSM phone that supports the frequencies offered by T-Mobile, which is most if not all the available phones sold in the U.S. It is also now possible for the customers of Ting to buy their mobile phones on third party retailers or directly from Apple, or any other brand of mobile phone they want. Ting actually prefers their customers to buy their own phones because it main goal is to provide the service and not the hardware.

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An unlimited calling plan offered by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Verizon, is the option chosen by 93% of Americans but, because of the combined and continuous advertising campaigns shared by these big four phone service providers, many people may not really realize that there are in fact other options that they could choose, ones that did not require to agree to a set number of months or even to a pre-set fee each month. Although the unlimited calling plans may be a good option for those that make a lot of calls each month, allowing them to make as many as they choose without having to worry about their bill going to high, there are also many that do not make enough calls per month to justify paying the amount they are required to and for those people, there are pay per call options open to them that they may not be aware of.

In order to find out more about these smaller phone service providers and get an impression of what others that have tried them think of them, customers can look at reviews of some of these companies and, one of which is Ting and then perhaps even seek ting review advice for further details. Many of these smaller providers offer services that have the same range as the larger providers and some can even match them for speed but, if you don’t use your phone that much, can be far cheaper. These smaller providers do not require that their customers commit to a specified number of months and so it is free for them to find another provider at any time they wish, as opposed to having to pay additional breach of contract fees for leaving one of the big four, prior to the contract ending. As these smaller providers have less customers, their customer support is often better than the automated responses too often provided by the customer support departments of the larger companies.

A small pay per call phone service provider will make a small monthly administrative charge which is added to the charge for any calls actually made by the customer for that month and often, obviously depending on the number of calls made, the combined charge will be a lot less than a monthly charge for unlimited calling plans, perhaps even just 50% of an unlimited plan.

Although initially, these savings may seem great, it must in fairness be remembered though, that the big four will usually offer a huge discount on the purchase of a phone when joining their plan, something which the smaller service providers can rarely do which means, although your savings may be good on the pay per call service, the money you save for the first few months, depending on the amount of savings you make and the type of phone you buy, the savings will just be recouping the money you spent on the new phone. Check first though as some phones can be converted, which means that savings can be made from the very first month.

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