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Take your maps offline with Maps.me: a free GPS app for Android

gps app for androidIf you’re navigating in a new city or town and want to save on data, you’ll want an app that lets you download maps for use offline. That’s why we recommend Maps.me | Android | iOS | a GPS app for Android and iPhone that’s made for offline use. Grab the app and start downloading some maps for the next time you’re navigating.

Avoid data shock with these summer saving tips

saving tipsProtect your wallet and your phone this summer: avoid data shock with these summer saving tips

Every year, we see mobile data use spike in the summer. That’s because more people are away from Wi-Fi. Most of us are out and about, at the beach or on a road trip, enjoying the warm weather. The problem is, we bring our phones with us, and are more likely to use Google Maps to navigate and stream our favorite playlists on Spotify.

The same way you wouldn’t go outside in the summer sun without sunscreen, a hat and water, there are a few simple saving tips and tricks you can take with you to protect your phone and your bill too.

Why we love Motorola cell phones

Motorola cell phones

Our guide to Motorola cell phones

It’s no secret that we talk a lot about Motorola cell phones here on the Ting blog. Over the years, we’ve been impressed time and time again at what they’re bringing to the table: smartphones that do it all at incredibly affordable price points.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Remember the first and second gen of Moto E4? These phones were rapidly closing the gap between what it meant to be a budget smartphone and a flagship. Fingerprint sensors, Google Assistant, long battery life and more, with a Moto you didn’t have to spend a lot to get all the latest features. Then there’s Moto X. We still get a little nostalgic when we think back to this one. Moto X was all about customization and personalization. Moto Maker let you attach different backs right onto your phone for a unique look that ranged from plastic to leather to bamboo. And then there was Moto G5 Plus. If you’re a frequent reader of the Ting blog, you know how much we love this phone. Smooth performance, solid specs and at $299, we’d never seen anything like it before.

While we find ourselves pining for the Moto X of old, we’ve got to admit, Motorola cell phones have continued to rise to the occasion, exceeding our expectations for what a smartphone should be and how you didn’t have to spend up for a superior smartphone experience.

These are the best games for Android this summer

Best games for Android

Best games for Android: Summer of 2018

The best Android games are made for an entirely mobile experience and let you take your favorite games with you anywhere. They have rich worlds, memorable characters and the ability to interact socially or even with your physical environment.

We all remember the summer of 2016. It was glorious. Pretty much everyone was playing Pokémon Go, getting outside and trying to catch ‘em all. If you’re looking to recapture some of that fun with a mobile game this summer, you’ll want to check out our favorites. These cell phone games are a vast step up from Candy Crush. In fact, each one is a spinoff of a popular series in its own right, whether it’s a TV show, a movie or an existing game.

We love to talk gaming on the Ting blog. Whether it’s the perfect controller for your smartphone games or filling you in on the latest news on Ting’s pro-gamer Neeb, check back here for gaming updates, roundups, features and more.

Our Moto G6 review: the best Motorola phone around

Moto G6 review
Motorola is killing it with budget phones that don’t sacrifice on specs. Just a few years ago it didn’t seem possible that you could get a quality phone in the sub $500 range, nevermind the sub $300 range.

Enter Moto G6, the latest in Moto’s G series. Moto G6 has it all: flashy cameras, a beautiful screen, an all-glass design and a price that can’t be beat. It’s just $249 in the Ting Shop.

Gift ideas for dad: our favorite Moto phones for Father’s Day

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Looking for gift ideas for dad?

You don’t need to break the bank with the iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 in order to find a great gift for Dad. If you’re in the market for a new Motorola smartphone, keep reading for a few suggestions on the best gift ideas for dad.

The Ting Shop offers great deals on new and refurbished smartphones, with financing options from Affirm too. Even better, you can pair your gift with a Ting SIM card and give Dad the gift of smarter mobile service.

Shop the dads and grads sale

The dads and grads sale is now on in the Ting Shop. Grab a Moto phone for less and give dad the gift of smarter mobile service.