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A GPS tracker for Halloween night: use share location with your trick-or-treater

A GPS tracker for Halloween night

A safety tip for Halloween

If you’re looking for some Halloween safety rules, tips or tricks to implement with your older trick-or-treater this year, we’ve got a great tip for you. Turn your child’s phone into a GPS tracker for Halloween night.

Google Maps has a cool little feature that lets you share locations in real-time. You can see where your trick-or-treaters are and supervise from home. This is an awesome Halloween safety tip for parents of slightly older kids (think early middle school) where kids might be asking to trick-or-treat on their own with a group of friends.

Call family long distance on Ting

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No extra cost on long distance with Ting

Kristin lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Her current monthly bill is about $33 for two phones on Ting and she calls long distance regularly. Monthly mobile service that affordable is a huge help for any family. Ting gets especially helpful when you start to look at some of the extra perks we offer, like international long distance to over 60 countries at no extra cost.

Refer a friend for the chance to win a pair of Bose wireless headphones

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Enter our referral contest and win

Shout it from the rooftops! If you love Ting, let your family and friends know. Use your unique Ting referral link to score credit and get entered for a chance to win one of three QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II by Bose.

This referral contest runs from October 1 to October 31, 2018.

Parents are conflicted when it comes to kids and cell phones

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Kids and cell phones survey

Ultimately, parents agree that kids need cell phones. So what’s with all the worry?

To get some answers, we shared a digital family lifestyle survey with Ting customers in our July newsletter. 1,565 parents with children under the age of 18 who have cell phones responded to the survey.

Truth be told, we didn’t expect parents to be so conflicted on the issue of kids and cell phones. While parents generally seem to be on board that kids should have phones from a utility perspective, they’re also incredibly worried about what their kids are doing with their cell phones as well as the long-term consequences.

Instagram giveaway! Win one of three Moto back-to-school prize packs

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Back-to-school Instagram giveaway

Need some gear for going back to school? Are you on Instagram? Head over to our Ting page and enter our Back to School Instagram giveaway.

We’re giving away some Moto prize packs filled with gear and swag. Enter before September 5 to be considered for our draw.

The kids and cellphones survey

We’ve been thinking a lot about kids and cell phones lately. Are parents worried about their kids having their own cell phones? Is phone safety top of mind for parents? Do schools have rules when it comes to cell phones?

To get some answers, we shared a digital family lifestyle survey with Ting customers in our July newsletter. 1,565 parents with children under the age of 18 who have cell phones responded to the survey. Ultimately, parents agree that kids need cell phones. Let’s take a look at the data.