Three cheers for Champion Brewing Company

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Even before he got into home-brewing as a hobby, Hunter Smith thought it would be great to own and operate a brewery one day. Like many craft brewers, he says, he began with home-brewing and worked his way into the business, driven by “punk rock values” and sincere passion.

And business is good when the business is good beer.

As one of Virginia’s fastest-growing breweries, Champion Brewing Company has to brew a lot of beer to keep up with demand. In fact, they brew over 10,000 barrels a year, and delivering the best and freshest product is something Champion Brewing takes seriously. That’s where Ting’s crazy fast Internet comes in.
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#TEAMTING – Zev Paiss

#TEAMTING is a series where we showcase some of our favorite Ting customer stories, whether from an individual, a family, a tech-head or a retiree.

 
Zev and his family live in Colorado and have been with Ting for just under two years. They currently use a mixture of iPhones on Ting’s CDMA (Sprint) network offering.

Back in January of 2013, Zev began looking for affordable cell phone carriers online.

“I realized I needed access for business calls and family connections. Ting became our first and only phone company. I love the customer service and great prices.”

With four phones under one Ting account, Zev sets alerts in the Ting online account dashboard to easily keep track of his family’s usage. By setting specific phone thresholds for messages and megabytes, he can ensure his monthly bill stays within his allocated budget.

“The price is right and we love supporting a smaller innovative company.”

#TEAMTING – Steve Schiffer

#TEAMTING is a series where we showcase some of our favorite Ting customer stories, whether from an individual, a family, a tech-head or a retiree.

The Schiffer family lives in Idaho and uses Ting for all their mobile needs.

Steve explains that with six phones under one Ting account, he saves at least $80 a month on his family cell phone bill. They use a mixture of iPhone and Android smartphones.

“Ting is the perfect pay for your usage system that accepts a wide array of devices. I pay less for our family’s phones than many who are still using flip phones in an effort to keep rates in check.”

Steve utilizes the Ting app to ensure his kids have access to mobile data but can’t accidentally use more than he has budgeted for.

“The handy Ting app allows quick and easy access to device options and gives parental visibility to who and when kids are texting or talking to. Accidents happen, so I have the kids on 200 MB limits in case an application is accidently ignored. If they need it back on it’s as simple as flipping a switch in the Ting app.”

“My kids are older and there are reasons for the modern teen to have access to data. This gives them a chance to be responsible and be given a smartphone that helps them in school and provides some cool convenience without breaking the bank.”

#TEAMTING – Don R

#TEAMTING is a series where we showcase some of our favorite Ting customer stories, whether from an individual, a family, a tech-head or a retiree.

Don lives in Charlottesville, VA and has been a Ting mobile customer for over two and a half years. Back then, Don started looking into alternate carriers and realized he was overpaying each month for his cell phone service.

“I initially chose Ting because it was going to be cheaper. I took a look at my Sprint bill and determined that I’d be paying half as much with Ting….so I switched and it was definitely cut in half! I immediately went from $140 a month down to around $70 for two devices on Ting.”

Since making the switch to Ting, Don and his wife have been using their phones more than ever before.

“I upgraded to a Nexus 5 and got my wife on a smartphone for the first time, so we started using more data. We’re still within the 500 MB bucket though, so we’re comfortable using what we need to use and focusing on Wi-Fi when it’s available.”

He had heard of Ting’s parent company, Tucows from our original software download website back in the early days of the Internet.

“I called support one time and learned more about what you were doing. It was very cool to find out Ting was Tucows. Ting has been very friendly with good service – it really is a human company.”

“And now Ting supporting multiple carriers is great. The fact that I can activate two SIMs and switch to GSM if the CDMA signal is poor is super cool!”

In business with Ting: FleetUp

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When you think of cell phone service, you probably think of a smartphone sitting in someone’s pocket, sending and receiving calls, text messages and bits of data. You might not think about trucks trekking all over the country or fleet vehicles buzzing all over town, sending analytic and other data back to HQ for the back office team to pore through and make business decisions with.

FleetUP, a service of TrueLite Trace Inc., is a fleet management solution based in Milpitas, CA that’s taking a smart tech-focussed approach to fleet management and uses Ting to handle the all-important mobile data part of the equation.

Connecting to the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port of a vehicle, the same port your mechanic uses to diagnose your car in the service bay, a FleetUp device can pull a ton of data from vehicles on the road. Everything from engine revolutions per minute, speed, throttle, braking and much more is available via a vehicle’s OBD port. With GPS on board and a Ting SIM card inserted into every FleetUp device, the relevant data can be sent back to the client every ten seconds.

We talked with Kimberli Lee, Marketing Manager at FleetUp, who filled us in on FleetUp’s mission to deliver real-time analytic reports to their clients and how Ting helps make that happen.

#TEAMTING – Katie Houselog

#TEAMTING is a series where we showcase some of our favorite Ting customer stories, whether from an individual, a family, a tech-head or a retiree.

Katie and her husband live in Iowa and are saving $45 a month on their cell phone bill since switching to Ting. Katie was thrilled that she didn’t have to commit to a two year contract or expensive monthly plan just to get her hands on a smartphone.

“I love the fact that I could finally get a “fancy” phone (as my daughter calls it) without paying a fortune.”

For casual users like Katie, Ting rates make it easy to have a low monthly phone bill without having to sacrifice all that a smartphone can offer.

“I text frequently because it’s convenient. I also use my phone to keep the kids busy when we are waiting at games, appointments and activities. Ting allows me to have a smartphone, yet I only have to pay for what I use.”

“I was just telling a co-worker how much my bill was this month ($15.00) and she told me she was jealous. I showed her ting.com and told her she could have a cheap bill too!”

Katie can also take advantage of the Ting Refer a Friend program to get her friend $25 in free service while adding $25 to her own account!

“I tell every friend I have that complains about the cost of their cell phone!”