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It’s an awfully good time to come to Ting, peoples.

I know that you all are probably super busy with holiday prep right now and aren’t really thinking about slashing your monthly bills.


There’s a time-sensitive offer from Ting Wireless, my super-frugal cell phone service provider.

(Home of the $21 cell phone bill I enjoy for two iPhones.   Yes, indeedy.)

$21/month smartphone plan through Ting Wireless

Ok, so, here’s the deal.

Sometimes you have to pay an early termination fee in order to break your current wireless contract and come to Ting.

(Most people find that Ting’s savings calculator makes it pretty clear that you’ll be money ahead in no time, despite paying an ETF. But I digress.)

Normally, Ting pays 25% of the ETF (up to $75), which is pretty marvy-fab.

But, until January 5th, they’re increasing that to 50%, up to $150 per device!

Plus, if you open your Ting account through any of the links on my blog, you also get a $25 credit toward a phone purchase or toward your bill.

So, you could get up to $175 in credit if you switch now.

the frugal girl smartphone

We’ve had Ting for a little over a year now and are super-duper pleased both with their service and with the low bill/no contract combo we enjoy.

If you want more details about their service, hop on over to read my original post about ’em.

And if you’re still unsure about Ting, you just might want to know that Consumer Reports rated them number one in pre-paid service recently.


P.S. Ting did not used to support iPhone 5S and 5C, but they now do, and I also heard that they will be supporting the iPhone 6 shortly as well!

Me, I’m just plugging along with my iPhone 4s, which still seems mahhhvelously advanced compared to the brick phone I previously owned.

Unrelated P.P.S. I’ve been keeping an eye on Be Frugal for my cashback this month and for a lot of stores, TopCashBack is still beating them.   But I made a purchase at Novica yesterday and discovered that Be Frugal offers 12% cash back. Yay! So, if you signed up for your $10 account opening bonus and are looking for some cashback opportunities to help you meet the minimum payout, consider Novica.

I had some coupons in addition to the cashback, so I paid only $3 for a jewelry item (a future birthday gift for a certain girl at my house.)   Totally pleased about that.

P.P.P.S.   In case you missed the update yesterday, reader Allison correctly guessed all of the cookie decorators! If you’d like to satisfy your curiosity, I added a photo to the post with the decorators identified.


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Tuesday 9th of June 2015

My husband and I finished up our incredibly expensive contract with Sprint. We were paying $137/month for unlimited usage for an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, and that was with a 20% discount! Because we were already on the Sprint network, we got to keep our phones and did not have to unlock them. The iPhone 5 transitioned more smoothly to Ting than the iPhone 4S, but Ting's online customer service chat was so persistent in helping me! We are trying to be more mindful of where/when we check our email or text. Ting's app on my phone lets me see usage and it updates within an hour or two of making a call or texting. Before we had the iPhones, we were happy to use primitive track phones to save money. The unlimited iPhone usage spoiled us, but we are willing to curb our habits to cut this bill! Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Yay! I'm so delighted that Ting is working out well for you guys.


Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

I signed up when you first mentioned them. My son and I bought used phones through Glyde and have been really happy with Ting. I'm a very light user, but my son texts a lot. We try to take advantage of free wi-fi if we need to have internet access. Our combined bill has never been more than $30/month. Great customer service too!


Thursday 18th of December 2014

We switched to Ting in the spring after your last post about them and I crazy love them! The only bummer was we never received our $25 credit for signing up through you. Nevertheless, we have saved a ton of money and can text now.


Thursday 18th of December 2014

Oh, gosh! You should have told me. In fact, you probably could call Ting now still and tell them I referred you and they'd give you your $25.


Wednesday 17th of December 2014

I switched a couple of months ago to Ting but I think after the holiday's I'm going to have to switch back. Although their coverage map says it has good coverage in my area, it doesn't. It's going to break my heart because I love what the company stands for (only pay for what you use) - I missed 4 calls the other day because they didn't go thru. I showed I had missed the calls but my phone never rang. It was sitting on my desk next to me and yes, the ringer is turned on. I live in a pretty rural area so I'm sure that's a big part of the problem. But I was able to buy 2 phones thru their service (Glyde) for a great price, so I will give them props for that!


Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Ohh, that is so sad! But at least you were able to use them for your phone purchases.

Emily @ Simple Cheap Mom

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Sounds like a great deal! Too bad I'm Canadian...

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