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A Pokémon Go retrospective: how an augmented reality game changed everything

We’re coming up the one year anniversary of the launch of Pokémon Go. To say it was an international phenomenon feels trite, but here goes: Pokémon Go was everywhere last summer. You couldn’t leave your house without crossing paths with a ton of trainers of all ages playing the augmented reality game. Whether it was a group of kids on their scooters or a mom casually catching Drowzees while walking the dog, everybody was trying to catch them all.

augmented reality For those of you who weren’t hopelessly addicted to Pokémon Go last summer, let’s review. Pokémon Go is a location-based, augmented reality mobile game. Go lets users create trainer profiles and go out into the world to find and catch Pokémon that appear onscreen as if they are exactly where you are.

Mulberry Lavender Farm stays connected with Ting mobile for business

mobile for business Mulberry Lavender Farm is a working farm located an hour and a half south of Nashville in beautiful Mulberry, Tennessee. Ting keeps Mulberry Lavender Farm connected with a fresh approach to mobile for business. We got to chat with owner Anita Scheelings about the farm and how she and her husband Bob are carving out a name for themselves as a sustainable, ethical source for farm fresh goods.

VisibleHand uses smarter mobile for business

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Ting business VisibleHand provides nursing home staff with digital tools to help them care for their long term patients. VisibleHand knows that choosing smarter mobile for business means they have more time to work on what they do best. We got to chat with Jay Treuhaft, the Chief Customer Officer at VisibleHand, and learn all about Foresight, a mobile behavioral healthcare and tracking tool that is changing the way health care professionals log behavior and plan treatment.


Ten things every new Ting customer should know

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Whether you’re a new Ting customer or you’re thinking about making the switch, there are a few things you should know about us. Instead of picking a plan or paying exorbitant fees for unlimited, you simply pay a fair rate for your minutes, messages and data at the end of the month. Flexible pricing is the smarter choice for mobile, but a rarity in the American mobile industry.

Since Ting does mobile differently, you may still have some questions about how to make the most of your cell phone service with Ting. We decided to ask our customers about the one thing every new Ting customer (or someone interested in switching to Ting) should know and received a ton of responses – check out the Facebook post here.

From compatibility to authenticity, our customers had a lot of advice for Ting newcomers. We’ve shared ten of our favorites below.



The Petrushun family takes Ting on a road trip


Showcasing some of our favorite Ting customer stories, whether from an individual, a family, a tech-head or a retiree.

Erik Petrushun lives in New Jersey with his family. Erik and his wife are both high school teachers and, like most people, they want to save money where they can. That’s why they switched to Ting. Now they save about $60 a month on their phone bill.

“We are a family of four with both kids under the age of eight. Why pay $200 for a family plan if we only have the combined usage of one teenager? Ting makes sense on many glorious levels.”

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Describe your home screen in a haiku for a chance to win!

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Enter to win one of four $100 Ting credits or a Moto G5 Plus.

When it comes to home screens, no two are alike. This month at Ting, show us the home screen of your phone and tell us a bit about what makes it yours. You’ll have a chance to win Ting credit and even a Moto G5 Plus. Oh, and to make things interesting, we want you to describe your home screen in a Haiku.

Maybe you love stories and your home screen is set up for listening to podcasts and reading e-books. Maybe you’re hyper-organized and you have your apps color coded and alphabetized. Maybe you’re obsessed with social media and documenting your daily lunchtime panini. Maybe you’re a news junkie and you’ve got Google Alerts on every hot story, a finger on the world’s pulse.

Whatever it is, we want to get to know you.