I’m currently an American expat, living in Vietnam, but I did have a phone company in the US, that I liked. In fact, I would recommend them. I don’t think they cover international markets, but they do well with Canada and USA. It’s called Ting.com. Their subhead tag line says ‘mobile that makes sense’ and how they charge for their services does make sense.
I just had a friend ask me for a recommendation and I had to think. There’s Google Voice, but they want to charge money now. So does Skype. Plus Skype has gotten worse after they were bought by Microsoft. Being a Mac person, I love FaceTime, but it doesn’t work off WiFi. So, back to Ting.com. Briefly, it worked this way – actually, it still does. You only pay for the amounts you use. What a concept!
Here’s how I see it. This is a photo of Current Usage of my bill at Ting.com where I only paid for the minutes I used. I can’t tell you about coverage, and all that. You know the deal: your coverage may vary, LOL. Tho, like most providers, they have a coverage tool that works by ZIP. (Of course, for the real scoop, you need to hike on over there and check it out for yourself.)
This is a significant improvement from what I had been paying at Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. Yikes! If you have some significant bills from your cell phone company, you might like what you see here. I know I did.