New Way to Get Cheap Cell Phone Service On Verizon’s Network

New Way to Get Cheap Cell Phone Service On Verizon’s Network

If you’re looking for cell phone service on Verizon’s network at a lower price, there’s a new option coming very soon!

Ting, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that currently partners with Sprint and T-Mobile, says it's adding service over the Verizon network in 2020.

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MVNOs aren’t owned by the Big 4 wireless providers, but they partner with one or more networks to provide service.

Update: Ting Is Adding Verizon as a Network Partner and Keeping T-Mobile

Ting’s current network partners are Sprint and T-Mobile. In July 2019, Ting announced that it was leaving T-Mobile and adding Verizon. But things have changed and Ting says it’s now keeping T-Mobile.

According to Ting, Verizon is being added as a third network partner as soon as possible — perhaps in the first quarter of 2020.

To put it another way, Ting will partner will all of the major networks except AT&T in 2020. However, we are still waiting to find out exactly when customers will get service on Verizon’s network and if current pricing will change.

Ting has a “pay for what you use” model that’s best for people who don’t use their smartphones a lot.

For more details on the rates, I tested out Ting's bill estimator. My estimated monthly bill was $30 for a single line of service, 500 minutes, 1,000 texts and only 500 MB of high-speed data.

If you want to play around with the bill estimator, here's a direct link.

Again, I think Ting is probably best for people who don’t spend all day on their phones.

If you need a cell phone service plan with unlimited talk, text and data, there are other Verizon MVNOs to consider. For example, Verizon-owned Visible offers an unlimited plan for as low as $25 per month with its Party Pay feature.

To learn more, see Team Clark's list of the best cell phone plans and deals right now. It's updated several times a month!

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