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Aww, yiissss, it's that time of year again. Geez, I've been with Ting forever. Hit me with that credit!
My answer to your question is definitely the medical industry! I've been hit with bills for things I've never even received, or worse, I can't even tell what they are because they're hidden behind random codes. And I have no way to fight them, so, thanks US healthcare. I just refuse to go to the doctor unless I'm dying now.
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The medical industry is definitely one that has been talked about and that could use a more clear understanding for what is being paid for,
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'Tis my day of cake!
I'd like to see more restaurants adopt pay-per-plate, or based on the weight of the food, payment models. Imagine a Panda Express with all of the food laid out for you, buffet-style, and you get to choose whatever you want. It also would be a nice way for restaurants and customers to avoid the antiquated, awkward tipping culture.
The food one would be interesting. I'd like to see it based on type of item rather than per bite so that I don't lose out on the joy of eating. Personally, if it was by the bite I'd probably be calculating what I need to eat rather than enjoying the meal. But if it was broken down into vegetables, proteins, and carbs and each one had a different tier I would be very into the idea.
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I'm a librarian, and before I talk about what I'd like to see adopt the pay-per-use model, I have a real life example of a successful pay-per-use model. First, backstory: E-books for libraries are a LOT more expensive than they are for private users. Also, publishers limit e-books to one checkout to create scarcity. My library can't really afford to buy an e-book collection on its own, so we've banded with other libraries in our consortium to buy copies as a group. That means more users trying to get copies of the books, and this results in long weight times for our patrons, especially for newer stuff.
However, there's a company called Midwest Tapes that has a database called Hoopla. It's a pay per use (we pay for each check-out) and copies are synchronous, which means people can check out the same thing at the same time. It's really a great model. People love it. I'd say the only downside is it's a little pricey, so we limit people's checkouts to 3 a month.
I'd love to see the same type of thing for our physical books. Maybe we can get charged full price for the books that get checked out a lot, and get a refund for the duds that remain on the shelf. ;-) That would require more reporting on my end, but I'd be up for it! It'd also be nice for home library collections-- only pay for the books you actually finished reading, and not for the ones you couldn't get through.
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I love the idea. I think libraries are important and should have a strong physical copy presence with everyone going digital now a day. I worked at my local public library when I was in high school as a page and it created my love for the physical book.
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It's my cake day, hooray!
Does cable count as a payment model like Ting's? I only want to pay for the channels I watch!
An ongoing debate if there ever was one.
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i'm pretty sure today is my cake day!! did i miss it? am i SCORING SWAG??
*woops, i got so excited i forgot the rest of the post!
personally, i'd like to see restaurants use the "pay for what you use" method. me and the wife are on a low carb diet, so when we go out for burgers it's always "no fries, please, no bun please" but we get charged for that stuff anyway. and my kids are picky! they constantly ask for "no __" but we get charged for it anyway. so i think that would be a good place to start applying the Ting model!
This makes a lot of sense and as a picky eater myself (ewww onions!) I can definitely see where this would benefit me so sign me up!
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I think I missed my cake day but, not sure by how many days... The link was showing 1/20 and hover over my name and it shows either 1/17 or 1/18. So confused and sad :(
Not sure if it has already been said but, I would say college. I am getting charged for things I don't even use (book rental charge when I don't rent books or the class has no books!). Yeah it's easier to just charge the same amount across the board but, when you are counting pennies every charge adds up. And don't charge for stuff that doesn't pertain to the class or make you take classes that don't pertain to your degree. Thank fully I only have two more semesters left for my degree and I am done with school/college for good!
We'll look past a day or two.
And yeah! There would probably be a lot less student loan debt if it was just a pay-for-use model.
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Cake day!
I'd like these darn streaming apps to be pay as you go. It's a ton of work to subscribe and end them when you've watched what you wanna watch.
Would you switch to just buying the episodes you need a la carte, like on iTunes? That's what I did for Firefly, as at the time it wasn't streaming anywhere.
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Finally cake day!
I'd love to see some of my apartment's utilities change. Some are a flat rate. In particular, who the heck really needs to spend $25/month to have someone else take your trash to about five parking spots away from where my car is already parked?
Happy cake day! Yikes you'd think they would try to add an incentive for reducing waste but I guess not.
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This is a neat promo, thanks Ting! Perhaps the news industry... Sometimes you end up paying for more than you use with online newspaper subscriptions. You may only read 8 stories per month but you always end up paying for unlimited use of the website or unlimited stories. Maybe a low subscription fee and then pay per story until a certain point when you pay the unlimited price would be appealing to some people...
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Yay! Cake Day!
Unfortunately, I've got nothing new or creative to add to this list. A pay-as-you-go gym membership might actually get me going. Small nominal fee each month, and then reasonable fee per hour in the gym. I'd definitely go and get use of it, but also not feel (as) bad when I don't
The gym is a solid answer and we figure that's why we've seen it a few times but no harm in adding to it, the per hour fee is a good idea too!
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So many good answers already so this one is more of a stretch, how about pay what you use clothing? A nice jacket could cost a small amount at the store but each time you wear it outside you get charged another small fee. There are certainly aspects of this that would need to be ironed out and I can't imagine the privacy headache involved, but those are problems for another day!
Literally
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Finally remembered to post on my cake day. I've been a happy Ting customer for almost 7 years.
One that I haven't seen yet is community gardens (or maybe it's just been a while since it was mentioned). There's similar things some places, but I'm envisioning is a shared space for a garden. If you just want to show up and pick whatever you want, maybe you're charged $10/lb or something. If you have the time and want to put in work to help manage the garden, maybe it's only $5/lb. Idk what prices would have to be to make it work, but you pay for what produce you take home, and you get a discount if you put in some "sweat equity".
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A community graden pay for what you use would be interesting. I think if they did it based on type of produce vegetable you were taking it'd make sense. You'd have to group them by sizes so something like a mixture of 100 berries and cherry tomatoes would cost you $10. Then something like a combination of 20 apples, oranges and lemons would cost you 5. It'd be tough to figure out depending on what was growing but if everyone paid $6 a month to pay for the seeds and maintence it could be a good deal.
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Glad to see you're still doing the cake day thing!
As for your question, I see replies for TV and sports which I'd agree with. How about music streaming? I don't feel like I listen to enough streaming music to warrant Spotify's $10 per month, but I might pony up a few bucks a month for limited streaming with no ads.
It'd be nice if the music streaming was based on the amount of time you did it without ads. Like you could have the choice to skip the ad and if you did it would count as the 30 seconds or whatnot and then at the end of the month you pay for the total amount skipped.
Although I will say, I use Spotify enough that it's totally worth it for me to pay for the premium.
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It's a little different, but I'd like to see trash companies charge for what you use and recycling would be free. Assuming everyone didn't just dump their trash into the recycling bins, it would be a win for the environment.
BTW, been loving the savings on Ting for years and wishing you would bring internet to my town. We're next to Centennial, CO and we just voted to have municipal internet. I drive by your future Centennial office every day.
Happy cake day! Anything that reduces waste is a winner and this idea sounds like it would both reduce waste and promote recycling so its a slam dunk.
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Several have mentioned cable and streaming. I'd focus on a more specific part of that: sports.
With our current streaming services I'm happy paying a flare rate for all of my Netflix and such. It's great to have that consistently at the ready and some months use more and some months less. Having Netflix for years has made me very happy to just go without any live TV at all. I just don't miss it.
Except for sports.
I'm not a fan of sports in general, I'm a fan of my specific teams and I miss being able to watch the specific games that I want. I don't just throw in games that I don't care about. They are not background to me. I want a game that I have stakes in. Pay as you go would be perfect.
Sports already opperate as a pay as you go system - we buy tickets to attend them in person. Just start selling tickets to watch them at home. I know that wrestling and boxing do pay per view events. Just let me pay the NFL 5 bucks to watch my team play.
How far would that $5 go? One game?
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I wish more places to eat were like oriental restaurants where they bring out food in smaller servings and you keep ordering until you get full. Lot less food is wasted and dont have to take leftovers home.
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This is a great idea and with the smaller portions its a lot easier to give something a try you normally might have passed on.
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Cake Day!
I'd like to see a pay for what you use kitchen tool rental. I'd like to use a pellet smoker but not frequently enough to shell out the $ to own and maintain one.
Cake day!
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Well, today's that day I usually forget. It's my Cake day. Maybe it's just because I just finished a 5 year three degree journey last week, but I really wish I only had to pay for the classes who's knowledge I'm going to use going forward (beyond playing along with Jeopardy at home.)
Ahhh education, it would be great to be able to get a degree and in the end, only have to pay for the information that you will actually use.
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Cake Day!
I wish the local makerspace had a pay as you go model. They have cool stuff that I would like to use for a project here and there. I know it costs them money to run the place but their monthly membership is very expensive and I feel like I would have to live there to get my money's worth.
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Fun fact: The Ting Makerspace in Westminster adopts a similar pay-for-use model.
What's the makerspace by you cost per month?
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I'd definitely benefit from a pay as you go music streaming service. I can usually tolerate a couple ads in the free version, but there's certain times I'd like to have an hour of uninterrupted play time with some of their playlists, like a long car ride or a heavy gym session. Sure there's always the radio, but seems like I can tailor a playlist for a mood better with the service.
A postpaid music service where you pay for what you used could really work in certain situations. It'd be nice there were tiers for hours listened much like our minutes talked rates here at Ting. I could be into this one.
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I'm here for the cake day goodies! It's been a slow year for the digital referral game.
I'd have to agree with other posters that said Gym memberships.
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And I hear you on the slow referrals. As a whole referrals are down a bit, so I don't think it's just you. Perhaps our digital marketing (Facebook and other ads) are working. Those don't count as referrals, but they still result in money off for customers.
If we're doing a pay-for-use gym, I'd probably use that as an excuse not to go. "Eh, I'm not paying for it if I don't use it." The money I spend is what shames me into going (when I do).
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I have long thought that neighborhoods should have a storage unit that houses the community lawn mower(s), community weed eater(s), community kayaks, ... When a member of the neighborhood needs to trim the hedge, they pay a small fee (pay for what you use) to use the community hedge trimmers and community step ladder and the fees would pay for the upkeep of the equipment. Why should there be 27 idle leaf blowers distributed around the neighborhood?
I admit there are some issues. What happens when two people want to paint their bedrooms on the same day? What happens when the circular saw breaks? I think these could (mostly) be overcome with some oversight and might just bring neighbors to work together. (Of course, it could tear them apart if so-and-so always leaves the weedeater with no line! Or forgets to return the life jackets!)
Idealistic, I am sure, but there's a neighborhood somewhere where it would work. (Let me know if you find it!)
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This is a great idea for saving everyone in the neighborhood money and bringing a community together so I would definitely support it! As a kid I remember there was always a tool being lent or borrowed by a friend or neighbor but that doesn't seem as prevalent as it used to be for whatever reason.
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I think that the first thing that likely comes to everyone's minds is cable television service so I'm trying to think of something else. Ah, I recall now of a car insurance company that uses a GPS tracking device to insure your car based on the miles you drive per month. I think that's pretty cool and I wish that the business would come to my state. It's hard to justify spending the national average of $78 per month on car insurance when you drive less than 25 miles (40 km) per week. The only issue would be that I would have to give up my privacy on where I drive and when to the insurance company.
Allstate has this. It's called MileWise:
Car insurance based on the amount of distance driven is an interesting concept and would be great for someone like me who only drives so often. I can get behind this one!
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I would like a pay for what you use cable tv. I only watch like 5 channels.
I love Ting.
If only that were a reality.
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Considering thanksgiving is coming up for us Americans and I have a smaller kitchen, perhaps a rented shared cooking space could be a great option to run on a Ting model.
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A shared kitchen space would really help put together an amazing dinner so we can get behind that, plus you'd think there would be a nice big sink to power-wash everything in afterwards.
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As someone who cooks a lot for fun, I'd like to see a grocery store adopt Ting's pricing model. It's annoying when you need 1 or 2 of INGREDIENT to complete your recipe, and the minimum sold in the store is 20. The other way round is just as annoying. So having completely transparent pricing on buying 1 or 2, or 20 or 30, would make budgeting a recipe much easier!
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And yea, I'd imagine I would waste less food with a grocery pay-for-use model. At present I need to REALLY like tortillas if I want quesadillas one night.
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Uh apparently it’s my cake day! Almost missed it.
$20 in Ting credit would allow me to get a bonus board game this month for family game night with my wife and kiddo. Since we’re not big on screens, Ting is perfect!
As for board games, I’m thinking... Citadels, Catan, or something I haven’t yet heard of.
Edit: To the question - I’d like to see a pay-what-you-use structure in tons of places - grocery stores, Internet providers, workshops such as automotive mechanics where you DIY, wood shops, etc. (very handy for apartment dwellers).
I think you answered a previous question here, but that's okay, too! You made the edited point there!
Pay-what-you-use DIY shops -- I like that as someone with a short attention span and a dozen projects I'm perpetually working on.
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Garbage. My family and I only have one option when it comes to garbage collection, a huge 96 gallon can that's collected twice a week. We tried to get a smaller can but no luck, once-a-week pickup was somehow more expensive. We should all be striving to produce less garbage/plastic and that should be incentivized through the "pay for what you use" model.
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Happy cake day! I can't agree enough when it comes to waste reduction so thanks for posting!
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I think online classes or tutors could benefit from this model. Just pay for the parts that you need would make it more affordable for many I think.
That's an interesting one. I like this idea especially if it was something like a cooking course and you just wanted to learn 1 or 2 specific dishes. I could really see myself doing something like that.
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Maybe a gym with a pay per use model might encourage more people to go that don't want an unlimited recurring charge. That's all I can think of unfortunately.
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The gym idea is definitely a good one since a monthly membership/contract is definitely not pay as you go and I think we've all had that gym membership that only got used once.
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Okay, so I just realized it's my cake day!
Which got me thinking, what if there was a pay-as-you-go price for cake!
I think I would try taking just one bite, because that's the best part anyway.
I'd end up with more money and fewer calories.
Happy cake day! It would be pretty awesome to try a taste without being on the hook for the whole cake so I wholeheartedly second your pay-as-you-go cake initiative.
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Oops, I didn't even Reddit on my cakeday. Still, I'll answer the question anyway.
My first idea was cars/car insurance, but realistically for me anyway stuff like Uber/Lyft, grocery delivery, etc. handles that well enough.
Game/other subscriptions would be another one, if I don't touch it for a month I'd like to not get billed for it (or not billed full price, like fixed $6/line on Ting), but not have to worry about planning ahead and cancelling or deal with rate increases from losing a grandfathered in rate (maybe killing those sorts of grandfathered rate practices too).
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Love the idea for gaming subscriptions since I don't always have time to play but its always nice to have the option to sit down relax and game for a bit.
I just want Ting model to work. On $20 month plan, no service this month, no reply from Ting cs. 😵😠
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Tools, as in the hammer variety! I live in a city and use my tools about once a year. Would be nice to pay for that instead of full price!
I've been in this same situation too so I totally agree with this. I believe some of the bigger hardware stores will rent larger equipment but I need to use a certain size mallet or wrench maybe once a year and would totally prefer a per use charge rather than buying the whole thing.
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Today is my day of cake and from what I can tell, I've been with Ting since May of 2013.
Back then, DuckDuckGo was getting around 2,000,000 search hits a day (nearing 50,000,000 per day now), most Android users were on JellyBean, (a few were on KitKat), and the catch phrase was "The Internet Of Things".
I'm looking forward to the next 6 years!
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That would be a good one. I'd love an alarm system I would only have to pay for when I wanted to use it. I'd even pay a base fee to keep me active in a system if I had to. It would be great for vacations and weekends away and then I could keep it off when I work from home.
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It's my cake day!
To answer the question, any on the go coffee place would be great!
I'm all for any changes that result in coffee being more freely available so you have my unwavering support.
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I thought I was being creative when I was going to say streaming services, but so many other people have said the same thing. They could have tiers for gigabites streamed, number of individual shows watched, number of devices on the account, etc.
Edit: A tiered "all you can eat" buffet might be interesting.
Happy Cake Day! The streaming services has been pretty popular but the all you can eat buffet is a neat idea! We're talking about how you could have different tiers for different types of food. Veggies are like talking minutes, carbs are like messages etc etc
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All I can think of is medical insurance. That system needs an entire overhaul, though.
Happy cake day! Medical insurance seems like the popular pick for this question.
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Tough one... So many people covered streaming services already so maybe software? Specifically JetBrain's tools which I use for a few small, personal projects and the cheapest, least complicated combo of license options is $240.00/year. If I don't have time to tinker for weeks or months at a time, it's just burning money and costs me more than my phone bill.
If I was only charged a nominal amount every month unless/until I use the software like Ting's $6 base, that'd be great. Of course, idk how they'd break usage down for tiered pricing... I'd hate to be charged by lines written or number of commits... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ yeah, this is a tough one.
Isn't this how Twilio works? Charges based on API calls?
Software would be an interesting one. There has definitely been times that I could have used a program but decided not to because of the long term license on it. I'd be happy to pay a subscription fee and then charged for usage after that.
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I wish an NFL streaming service would adopt Ting's model. I follow a team that's out of market and I wish there was a service where I could stream only that team's games and maybe RedZone.
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My cake day thought:
Well the obvious one was mentioned: streaming services. But my suggestion is waste disposal (trash pickup). We compost, recycle when we can, and generally do what we can to reduce manufactured waste. Maybe an added incentive to reduce our contribution to the landfills would be pay-for-what-you-throw away.
But now that I think about it, that would mean some neighborhoods would end up filthy. More hoarders. More trash fires. More litter and illegal dumping.
Ahh geez this was a bad idea.
Maybe I’ll just be grateful for pay-for-what-you-use cell service. Thanks!
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I think you're on to something but it might be easier to start by making it a community initiative so folks work together to reduce waste instead of finding creative ways of hiding it like that episode of the Simpsons with Steve Martin.
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I would like to see a pay-for-the-channels-you-watch system for TV. We don't watch TV now because it's so expensive. Can't we just pay a pro-rated amount for the ESPN's, networks, Comedy Central, and NPR? I don't give a rip about cable news, E!, TBS, etc etc.
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Pro-rated TV sounds like a pretty big step-up from a world of "bundles" where you inexplicably need to buy 43 channels to get ESPN. It'd also be nice to get something back for watching all those commercials but one step at a time...
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I wholeheartedly wish cable companies would adopt the pay-for-what-you-use Ting model. This is one of the biggest reasons why I ended up "cutting the cord" with my local cable provider. It's ridiculous how you're forced to buy a "packaged TV deal" for hundreds of channels, when you probably only view less than 20 channels a month. It makes me mad just thinking about it.
I feel the same way. I cut the cable because I only wanted it for sports. I ended up buying the different league passes for the sports I wanted and then found that most shows that are on the network are available to stream directly off their site (you just can't miss a couple of weeks because they do go away). I prefer the annual cost to the monthly.
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I wish my ISP was pay for what you use. I'd love to see what my peak and average bandwidth usage is per second. Surely nowhere close to 200mbps.
Happy Cake Day! That would be interesting to see the peak and average bandwidth and then base cost off that. I never thought of that way.
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Hey, my cake day is today, 9 years!..and I want my cake bedelia!
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As for your question, VPN. I have VPN for personal use but I rarely use it. Its an annual subscription but since I don't use much, I would rather just pay what I use.
Oh, that's a good one for sure. I know that the annual cost for a VPN isn't a crazy amount but I know that I don't use it all the time so it would totally be worth it to be charged based on usage. Good idea IMO!
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I would love for other internet companies to adopt a similar pay structure, but without the ridiculous caps that have come about recently. There are times where I hardly use the internet at home and other times where I'm using it more. I also love that Ting has NEVER grandfathered me or anyone into higher prices for mobile, which is definitely true for the big ISPs; with Ting it's always just been pay what I use and that's it. The tiers haven't ever changed or not much from what I've seen.
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Home internet would be great for pay for use service for some people I know. I really wish this was true now.
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Cake day!
I'm a bigger fan of flat rates, as long as the flat rate isn't too outrageous. A variable rate causes my "I've got to save that dollar" side to kick in, even when there is no reason for it to do so (I actually do spend quite a bit less with Ting than I was spending before). The great customer service at Ting more than compensates for this unease, fortunately.
I'd like it if more hardware stores had individual items like bolts, nuts, fluorescent fixture tombstones, etc, for sale as opposed to only having them in blister packs. I hate the wastefulness of having little gizmos lying around that I don't need, and if I do won't be able to find.
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Happy Cake day!
As someone with boxes of random sized screws and nails etc I'll never use I can appreciate the sentiment if only to at least reduce the hoarding that comes with accumulating a lifetime of nuts, bolts and such.
DM me with your Ting account info so I can find you and add your Cake day credit.
For me it would have to be streaming subscriptions, but ideally I’d like to be given the option. Example: I watch a LOT of Netflix, so I’m fine with a flat rate there. But Hulu and HBO Now, I only watch a few shows few and far between; for those two I’d select the option for hour based “buckets”.
Second choice would be reading subscriptions. Quartz and Medium. I have both on my phone but can’t justify signing up for a subscription, while at the same time I go through my free reads within the first week.
Hey, we are switching over our cakeday thread and handing out some swag to comments we like and yours was one of them!
Send me a DM with your T-shirt size and shipping address and I'll get something sent out to you!
The streaming option seems like a very popular one this month. I was thinking about how the Ting model would work for some people I know but not everyone I know and that's sort of like Ting! Having the option to choose is the important part.
Send me a DM with the email address attached to your Ting account and I can get it applied for you!
Cake Day! This one is easy...movies and shows streaming services.
Pay by-the-minute streamed? Binge watching would plummet.
DM me your Ting email address so I can add your cake day credit.
Not my cake day but my birthday is Monday. Kappa
Happy early birthday!
Make sure you set a reminder for your cake day here on Reddit so you can claim your credit on it.
I want to see video streaming services adopt the Ting pay for what you use model!
Thanks Ting!
Watch more, pay more? That seems like a slippery slope for me, but would definitely make me accomplish more with my day.
DM me your email address so I can add your credit!
Yummy yummi
Don't forget to set a reminder for your first cake day next year so that you can come back and claim your Ting credit!
Medical insurance. I understand that I'm paying for other people in a risk pool, but how about a little credit for things like getting my checkup? They do it with cars for safe drivers.
Ok, maybe not exactly a Ting model but if that doesn't count: streaming services. I would buy a low use package for Netflix, since I only get a little time to watch. Keep the other plans available, but I'd go for a base fee plus usage fees.
Happy Cake Day!
Both counts so no worries there. Send me a DM with the email address attached to your Ting account and I'll get your credit applied for you.
I would LOVE if my car insurance (and really, the car itself) was pay as you go. I hardly drive (just to get groceries and church on the weekend because I live within walking distance of my work) but because of my age and gender I pay an exorbitant amount :(
(I just can't justify giving it up entirely or using a carsharing model because having my own car makes getting groceries and errands so much more efficient, and I do occasionally drive long distances to visit family.)
Also... my cake day made me think of cake and now I want cake and I'm seriously debating driving out just to get some cake.
Hey, we are switching over our cakeday thread and handing out some swag to comments we like and yours was one of them!
Send me a DM with your T-shirt size and shipping address and I'll get something sent out to you!
Happy Cake Day!
It would be pretty sweet to get a Sunday driver discount on a car or only pay for car insurance for the actual minutes you are driving, I can get behind those ideas.
Every Cake day post reminds me of sweet wonderful cake so I know that struggle...and while I can't actually get you any cake just DM me your Ting account info and I can get you some credit that could be budgeted for cake related expenditures.
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I know the pain. I recently had to drop 4 figures on medical care because of my high deductible and it stings every time because I pay a lot when I use it, and I pay a lot when I don't use it!
Drop me a PM with your Ting email address and I'll get your credit added!
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I am legit not eligible for the cake day thread, but working at Ting comes with all kinds of other benefits, so I guess it's a fair trade-off.
That said, I was going to say the car insurance industry, as it's been an idea I was kicking around back when we were coming up with this cake day thread topic.
Oh no! Mine was yesterday! Haha
Dang.
I'll give you a one day grace period but you'd have to let us know what you think should use the Ting pay for what you use model before I can put the credit on your account for you : )
Good timing since today is my day of cake. In a weird way, why not streaming services for the pay as you go model. If I get way into a Netflix show, but leave Hulu alone for the month, why not a small fee to keep the Hulu account active but full price on Netflix for the month. Yeah, it's not a huge amount but what if.
Happy Cake Day!
That's a good idea and one that I wouldn't mind seeing. If there was a per use feature for these streaming sites I could pick and choose which shows I did want to watch instead of having to pay a bulk amount for shows that I'm not watching.
Send me a DM with the email address attached to your account and I'll get the credit put on there for you.
Whelp just missed it... was sept 1st haha
Your cake day (which is the anniversary of when your account joined Reddit) is actually on January 12th so it's coming up in a few months. Make sure you set a reminder so that you can come back and claim it.
Gym Memberships - if I only paid for what I use, I'd still be fat, but I'd have a little more money.
That would be pretty great...not the still being fat part per se, but the thought of only paying for what you use (or lose in this case) definitely benefits the customer more than the current system. Full disclosure if you're anything like me the current system is to sign up for a membership and only use it once, the real exercise is thinking of excuses not to go!
Sadly you're a little late on your Cake day but happy belated and we hope you post once Cake day rolls around again!