Post by sms
Ron Owens had someone from one of the major malware providers on his
show today. The guy was talking about how he was now using Ting as a
wireless carrier and how mediocre the coverage was. He must have been
talking about data coverage because I think Ting allows roaming onto
other CDMA networks which should eliminate most of the Sprint voice
coverage issues in remote areas (there are still issues in areas where
Sprint has a network but has poor coverage because the phone's PRL will
prevent use of other CDMA carriers in those areas).
Ting just seems like a really bad deal. When I look at what $30 buys on
Page Plus the same minutes/texts/data on Ting would be about $70. But
you do get LTE data on Ting while on Page Plus you're limited to 3G data.
I use Ting:
- no problems with Bay area voice coverage
- voice quality noticeably worse than Verizon; similar on a few handsets, so i think it's a network problem (config choice)
- Sprint 3G much slower than Verizon/AT&T/T-mobile; but since LTE became available not an issue (i've used Clearwire WiMax on Ting before)
- LTE is quite fast; i also use T-Mobile and Verizon 4G data, and they're all comparable speed-wise
- i pay $75 on average with 3 lines (~1500-2000 minutes, ~400-800 sms, ~500MB)
I can afford both T-Mobile and Ting service for less than i was paying Verizon.
With Pageplus i could not create a plan which would let me pool minutes/sms-es/data for 3 lines - i needed to
predict and track each month which line needs what mix. Also, i prefer post-paid/auto-paid plans.
p.s. I really like using unlocked Nexus 5 on Ting - not only you can use it on Ting on CDMA, it also works
perfectly when roaming internationally in GSM/HSDPA world (with another SIM card of course).