Cthulhu: . When the overage protection is off you get bumped to the next tier of service every time you exhaust your allotment and you're charge for the difference between the allotments, for example if you are on a 200 minute $9 allotment and go over the 200 minutes you are bumped to the 500 minute $11 allotment, 300 minutes are added to your reserve (500-200 you already used under your original allotment) and you are charged $2 the price difference between the two allotments ($11-9).
mr.mayor: Then why should i sign up for anything higher than 200 min if I lose nothing by getting bumped up? It'll just keep bumping up if needed and i'll just pay as much as I use?(aside from first month which is free anyway)
Cthulhu: Both data and voice limits make sense if you're on an tight budget and simply can't pay more.
If data allotment is used before 30 day bill period ends, it will move to next highest data package. With Overage Protection ON - speed issimply reduced to 2G for remainder of month at no additional charge.
hhfpphone: If data allotment is used before 30 day bill period ends, it will move to next highest data package.
mmfacemm: Not sure if it keeps going to the next and the next...
Anytom: As has been asked, I would love to know whether Twigby only allows a single tier bump or whether it just keeps bumping to the next higher tier as usage increases. Logically, I think the latter: Why would Twigby limit their revenue by capping an account
mr.mayor: Then why should i sign up for anything higher than 200 min if I lose nothing by getting bumped up? It'll just keep bumping up if needed and i'll just pay as much as I use?
Anytom: (or switching it to unlimited 2G) when the user has specifically disabled that protection?
Anytom: Also, does this only apply to data allotment or also to minutes allotment? I would love to know that as well.
mmfacemm: You can toggle data and voice overage protection separately
Anytom: @Promoze: I agree, most ideal would be if one could choose the lowest allotment tier for minimum plan cost, then choose "how high" he/she wants to get bumped up before finally rolling over to unlimited 2G. That's a lot to ask, though.
Anytom: I read this thread before posting, including the posts you mention
then I find it completely plausible that they will allow you to start
at the lowest tier and bump up through the tiers with increased usage.
mmfacemm: At the end of the month your plan will renew back to the original level eg 150mb even if you used 2gb last month.
Martin_1: Hmm, so a promo code is not needed to get the first month free at Twigby, and 2nd month free with a referral code...good deal. Wonder how long this promotion will last in case some Ring+ members decide to transfer to Twigby after they have used up their $35 credits at Ting.
Swagger: I confirmed with them on chat just now that once you max out the 2gb it goes to 2g no matter if overage protection is on or off.
excitable-band-camp-flutist-340762: So one strategy would be to get the lowest tiers for voice and data. Just let them go up the tiers when you need them and they'll reset back to lowest tiers at end of month. Nice.For me, I have the lowest voice tier and 2GB data (with unlimited 2G) since I know I will be using the data and don't want the extra $10/GB after the 2GB.