June 25, 2022

Ting’s Flex plan is a great starting point for someone that wants unlimited calling and texting with under 5GB of data. Ting’s current data plans come with 5GB, 22GB, or 35GB of high-speed data allowing for a good fit for most people. If you want to get the most out of your smartphone, Mint Mobile’s plans are designed for heavier users, with the smallest 4GB plan being a good fit for many. For the majority of smartphone users that can afford to pay upfront and are covered by the T-Mobile network, Mint Mobile is a much better deal.

Mint Mobile vs. Ting: How much data do you need?

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Mint Mobile’s plan choices come down to how much data you think you might need. The most economical choice would be to buy the package just above your usage amount so that you don’t go over, but don’t leave too much on the table. You don’t need to worry if you don’t know how much data you need because Mint Mobile will let you upgrade your plan mid-cycle if you find you need more. Ting is the best value for someone that doesn’t need much data, but Mint Mobile’s bulk savings brings the price down a lot if you need more than a few gigs.