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republic wireless alternative ting?
« on: November 25, 2014, 03:58:18 PM »
i am really hating republic wireless at this time, to save everyone the hassle...i'll cut to the chase.

I was browsing the internet and found out there is a similar cost effective phone provider and i would like to know if anybody here has experience with them, its called ting, based on what i have seen so far on their site, you can bring virtually any from to activate with them how ever the plan structure is a little odd, for what i can tell you can have 6 lines for $105, it appear they use the sprint network similar to republic wireless.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 04:01:27 PM by Water »

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 04:03:13 PM »
If you can stand Sprint and are a low-volume user, Ting is awesome. They have top-notch customer service and for low-use plans, it's hard to beat them. Only Sprint phones will work with their service, and many released in the last twelve months will not work.

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 04:03:47 PM »
You should search this site for "ting". There's a lot of discussion here.

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 04:05:13 PM »
Let me save you some time, Water: Communications & Tech - Son of the Superguide!

Read it over, digest it, find a plan with a short list of good providers that actually works for folks in the real world, and recommend others read it first before settling down with the likes of Republic themselves. That's why it's there, to save folks like yourself the heartbreak and hassle of bad mobile carrier recommendations in the first place.

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 04:11:11 PM »
sorry for my ignorance everyone, i forgot to search first, thank you for the additional feed back. :)

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 04:15:41 PM »
I switched to Ting about 1 year ago, and love it.

Here is their latest offer:

From now until December 1 at 11:59pm ET, we’ll give everyone you refer $100 off an eligible device or as Ting credit if they buy used or activate a phone they already own. We'll give you a $50 thank you for every single successful referral in this time too.

If you’ve been trying to convince people to give Ting a try, now is the time. If they still aren’t sure, maybe direct their attention to Consumer Reports' recent article: Small carriers outrank the big ones in Consumer Reports' latest cell phone service survey.

We'll have some phones on sale for Black Friday / Cyber Monday too, just to sweeten the pot further.


Here is my referral code.  I would love it you if you would consider using it if you decide to go with Ting.

https://zl2abm1if34.ting.com/

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 04:36:58 PM »
I'm wondering why you aren't liking Republic? I have it and I'm rather disappointed too. I'd like to hear your experience.

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 05:27:18 PM »
I've had a positive experience with RW. Unfortunately, I bought the Moto X for $300 (I think) prior to them releasing less expensive phones, but for $10/month it's been very functional.

I even bumped up to the $25 3G plan for a few weeks when out of town and had decent connectivity (streamed games during the WC).

The startup cost was steep, but I was coming from a prepaid flip phone.

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 07:52:58 PM »
Yeah i have to say we get pretty crappy Sprint cell at our house but I set the phone up to use the wifi exclusively at the house.

For $10 a month unlimited it works very well for us.

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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 08:02:16 PM »
I'm wondering why you aren't liking Republic? I have it and I'm rather disappointed too. I'd like to hear your experience.

I ditched Republic after ~8 months due to Sprint's terrible 3G and the lack of hotspot ability. For my line of work I need to be able to access the web regularly and sometimes I have a laptop that needs web access in the field as well. I also had issues with calls disconnecting when going from wifi to cellular. I'd go outside to get the mail and my call would disconnect. Then there was the inability to receive auto-generated text messages for things like two-factor authorization. Also, Spotify and Sound Cloud rarely worked on 3G without lengthly delays -- music is probably my favorite pastime so I knew early on that Republic and I weren't going to last long but I tried to grit my teeth and ride it out. Ultimately I went back to Verizon and feel the extra ~$500/year is worth it. If I had more consistent access to wifi I'd probably stick with RW, though.


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Re: republic wireless alternative ting?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2014, 03:53:53 AM »
Ting is going to be more expensive if you're a heavy user but obviously there is no reason to hesitate since they have a very sustainable model. Republic's $10 plan is still the best deal around IF it works good for you and you use enough to make the $10 count.

Unfortunately for me I live in a rural area and the only carrier worth having is Verizon. I left my family on Republic since they don't use data and I coildnt get used to not using it on the go so I had to switch from Republic since their data roaming policy is abysmal. I digress. It's still good for what it is.