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Long distance calling on your cell phone with Ting

long distance calling

Does Ting do long distance calling?

That’s a question we get a lot. The answer is yes, yes we do.

Ting minutes are nationwide with no long distance fees in the US. The same is now true for our *international long distance rates too. No additional fees. You’ll only pay for the minutes you use.

To call abroad, just allow international long distance calls on your account. This feature is controlled per phone.

Global texts have always been free of surcharge on Ting because we don’t believe in charging people for things that don’t cost us anything.

Back to school tech tips from Ting customers

back to school techYour best back to school tech advice

We asked and you answered. Lots of us are gearing up for school to begin again, so we asked for your best back to school tech tips. You shared some awesome tips, tricks, advice, apps and hacks. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from Facebook and Twitter.

Get organized and stay on track this school season. See what Ting customers do to master the transition for themselves or help out the kids.

Building a one-of-a-kind phone plan for your family

Ting’s phone plans are custom fit for families

Jodi lives with her family in Virginia. They currently save $50 a month on two phones with Ting.

Jodi loves Ting’s flexible, pay for what you use service. On Ting, she can add a third line to her family’s account whenever they need it.

“Our family is starting to grow up. We have four boys who are starting to become more independent. Ting makes sense because we pay for a third phone when we need it, and not when we don’t. Camp this month? Pay the $6 line fee and then shut it back off when we don’t need it anymore.”

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Ting contest: Enter to win some back to school swag

back to school The Ting back to school contest

Follow Ting on Twitter and like us on Facebook. This month, we want to hear your best back to school tips and tricks.

For the next four Wednesdays, we’ll post a contest question on Facebook and Twitter. Comment or reply with your best answer and you could win a Moto G5 Plus.

One grand prize winner for best answer ever will take home a Ting back to school swag bag.

We’re picking our favorite answers. How can you be a Ting favorite? Tell a joke or a story. Share a useful tip or hack. We want to know how you’re gearing up for back to school.

When should a kid get their first smartphone?

What age do you think is appropriate for a first smartphone? Ting customers respond.

As a parent, it’s tough to decide when your child should get their first smartphone. You may want them to have the option to contact you in the case of an emergency (and vice versa), or prefer to wait until they’re old enough to pay for their own phone.

Whatever you decide, Ting is a great choice for families because each phone line costs just $6 a month plus texts, talk minutes and data shared across all devices under one account. Ting’s account tools give you complete control over your child’s phone. You can set limits and alerts on what they use so you’ll never be caught by surprise.

We decided to ask Ting customers what they think is a suitable age to give a child their first smartphone, and received some great responses. Take a look below!

If you’re ready to purchase a phone for your child, check out some of the best smartphones for kids.

The Phipps family saves for the future with smarter mobile

Smarter mobile for the Phipps family

Kristin and her husband Daniel live in Pennsylvania with their three kids. They currently save $70 a month on two phones with Ting.

Saving money is important for any family, especially when you’re looking to the future.

“Ting makes sense for us because we are looking to save for our children’s college education. We don’t want to pay more than we have to for good mobile service.”