Ting is not a typical service provider. It was the very first one carrier to offer the pay-for-what-you-use pricing policy. In addition to convenient payment structure, Ting surprisingly provides customers with decent selection of high-end smartphones and financing options that are missing in typical prepaid operators’ offer. So, if low monthly bill is your priority and have a cool phone, be sure that Ting will help you achieve your goal.
The Galaxy S3 is offered in two versions, both available in Pebble Blue and Marble White and will cost $529 for the 16GB version and $579 for the 32GB version.
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The Galaxy S3, the Samsung’s flagship smartphone, features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1280×720 resolution, an 8 megapixel camera which can record videos in HD and fast 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor to top if off.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 also equipped with 1GB RAM, offers 16GB / 32GB internal storage which can be expanded to impressive 64GB with microSD card and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other interesting features include S Beam, which lets you effortlessly share even large files between Galaxy S3 devices, and AllShare Cast which lets you take videos, photos and even games from the S3 and beam them up to your HDTV.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Ting’s first 4G LTE device. Ting, launched by Tucows, entered the market of wireless services at the beginning of the year and runs on Sprint’s 3G CDMA and 4G WiMAX networks.
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Compared to other companies, the plans Ting offers allow for much more flexibility thanks to a revolutionary idea of charging separately for each voice minute, message, and megabyte. Plans starting at $3 per month and can add text and data packages that also start at $3 per month. If you go over this limit, Ting will move you up to the next tier instead of charging overages. Consequently, if you use so few minutes that you fall into the lower tier, Ting will actually credit you back for your unused time.
There is one downside to this offer, however. You purchase the phone at its full unlocked price with no subsidies. There is also the $35 activation fee per phone, and beyond that each active device costs and additional $6 per month. While the selections of the phones Ting offers may not be stunning, apart from the Samsung Galaxy S3, there are some worth checking out like Motorola Photon 4G, LG Optimus S or HTC Detail.