I’ve already written an extensive Ting Review but there really are two pieces to having any smartphone: the plan and the device. Since I recently was in the market for a used phone I thought I’d look back and see how I did on my previous device to see exactly what the cost per month was on the device. Since a lot of carriers hide the actual cost of a device into an incentive or 2-year contract it’s often hard to know how much the plan is versus the phone, but this is not the case with Ting.
The beauty of being able to BYOD or bring your own device to Ting is that you can buy a quality used phone. Not only can you save significantly over new, but the market for phones can be inefficient, especially if shopping on your local Craigslist. Deals can still be found on eBay, but it is generally more work. I use eBay as a gauge to know what phones are actually worth. And if you’re an iPhone lover like me, it’s worth noting that they tend to hold their value pretty well over time. Now let’s get to the numbers. [Read more…] about Hack Your Phone Costs by Buying Used Devices with Ting