Carrier Consumer Cellular or Ting...?

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  1. PaulMoore macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Have an iPhone 6 under contract with AT&T but about to expire at end of month

    Thinking of simply buying an unlocked phone from Apple and using on Consumer Cellular or Ting due to the potential savings (avg use of 1.5 GB and <500 mins <500 texts per month)

    Has anyone here any experience of either service? They are the highest rated in a user survey on Consumer Reports

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think consumer cellular runs off the AT&T network.
    A few friends are happy using that company for years.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Ting is an MVNO that uses Sprint's network if that means anything to you.
     
  4. PaulMoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks
    Consumer Cellular is rated slightly higher by CR and AT&T is fine coverage-wise (just too expensive!)
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I know several people who use Consumer Cellular and they are very happy. I, too, think it is running off the AT&T network. I have used AT&T for years and their coverage is golden.
     
  6. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    Ting also runs off of T-Mobile... You can pick which carrier (CDMA or GSM) to use when signing up. Phone has to support it tho...
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Thanks for bringing that up. I had completely forgotten about that part.

    Which also reminds me…Ting is leaning towards going more GSM now right?
     
  8. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    I think they're still about even...
     

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