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Ting Cell Phone Plans

Dec. 17, 2020
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Ting overhauled its plan offerings, switching from a tiered, pay-as-you-go system to more traditional plans that fit the needs of more users. Ting’s new plans beat their competitors on pricing, starting at just $10 for unlimited talk and text (no data). You can sign up for service via Ting’s website. If your phone is unlocked and compatible with Ting, all you need is a SIM card to get started.

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At a glance

  • Service starts at $10 per month.
  • Notables: Affordable, no-contract wireless plans with 5G coverage.
Get started at Ting's site
Get started at Ting's site


Ting cell phone plans

Ting’s new plans forgo the carrier’s tiered pay-as-you-go model. Instead, users can choose one of four plans: Flex, Set 5, Unlimited and Unlimited Pro. All plans include unlimited talk and text.


Flex: Base rate of $10 per month, plus $5 per gigabyte of data used

Set 5: $25 per month for 5GB of data, including hotspot usage

Unlimited: $45 per month for 22GB of data, including up to 12GB of mobile hotspot usage

Unlimited Pro: $60 per month for 35GB of data, including up to 30GB of hotspot usage

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How Ting compares on prices

Use the table below to see how Ting stacks up against other prepaid providers.

 2GB or less3-5GB6-9GB10-25GBUnlimited
*Google Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
AT&T Prepaid$35 (2GB)$50 (8GB)$65
Boost Mobile$10 (1GB)

$15 (2GB)
$25 (5GB)$35 (10GB)

$45 (15GB)
Cricket Wireless
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$55
Google Fi*
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$30 (1GB)

$40 (2GB)
$50 (3GB)

$60 (4GB)

$70 (5GB)
$80 (6GB+)
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$50
Net10$20 (2GB)$35 (5GB)$40 (10GB)
Republic Wireless**
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)

$35 (4GB)

$40 (5GB)
$45 (6GB)

$50 (7GB)

$55 (8GB)

$60 (9GB)
$65 (10GB)

$90 (15GB)
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (5GB)$45 (25GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid$40 (10GB)$50
Ting$10 (talk and text)$25 (5GB)$45 (with 12GB of hotspot)

$60 (with 30GB of hotspot)
Total Wireless$25 (talk and text only)$35 (5GB)$50
Tracfone$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)
U.S. Cellular prepaid$30 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$55
Verizon prepaid
$35 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$50 (15GB)$65

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