Ting drops data pricing on two-year anniversary
Sprint MVNO Ting has announced today that they are celebrating two-year anniversary by slashing data prices of their prepaid plans. Ting drops data pricing for all data plans except for XS that’s still $0 for no data and S that costs $3 for 1-100 MB of data per month.
Beyond that, the M, L and XL levels have dropped to $12 for 101-500MB (was $13), $19 for 501MB-1GB (was $24), and $29 for 1001MB-2GB (was $42), respectively. The XXL level at $60 for 2001-3000MB per month is completely gone while per-unit data pricing went from 2.25 cents per MB to 1.5 cents per MB.
Minutes and messages have also been affected with this change. The top minutes plan, XL, that had 1001-2000 minutes for $35 per month, now offers 100 more minutes while messages on the same level now include 2001-4800 messages for $11 per month instead of previous 2001-4000 messages. Ting has lowered the price of the minutes for those that need more talking beyond the 2,100 XL minutes bucket, as well. It’s 1.9 cents per minute instead of 2 cents.
The new Ting plan rates will apply when customers’ next billing cycle starts, beginning today. New customers are eligible to new prices immediately.
“After two years of fantastic growth, we are in a position to provide even greater cost savings to our customers,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows, Ting’s parent company. “We are thrilled to be able to do so. People love saving money and we love making customers happy.”
Ting is a first Sprint MVNO that started offering access to Sprint LTE network as well as the first one that offered devices compatible with Sprint Spark tri-band LTE service. Given that Spark offers faster speeds, more reliable coverage and greater capacity, heavy data users will be most pleased now that Ting has slashed its data pricing from 2.25 cents per MB to 1.5 cents.