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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. Our international long distance rates have always been quite reasonable too.

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

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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.

Ting customer spotlight: Josh P

The Ting subreddit is a space for ongoing conversations about Ting and the US mobile industry in general. From questions, suggestions, shout-outs, Ting hacks and much more, it’s a great place to get quality, honest information about Ting.

Recently, Josh was looking around for cheaper cell phone alternatives and stumbled upon Ting on reddit, realizing it would integrate well with his Google Voice + VoIP landline combo and save him $35 a month in the process. After making the switch, Josh took to the Ting subreddit to share his setup with other redditors and explain why Ting was the perfect fit.

We were intrigued by this “communication trifecta” Josh mentioned and reached out to see if he’d be up for a chat. Josh was glad to tell us more of his story, explaining how this phone system works, the reasons he likes Ting, how much he’s saving and more.

Ting customer spotlight: Ryan M.

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A few weeks ago on the Ting Facebook page, we shared one of our weekly discussion posts and received some great comments from our Facebook fans. One of our customers, Ryan, responded to the post and was randomly selected as a lucky winner of a $25 Ting service credit. (If you’d like the chance to win some credit and/or Ting swag every week, Like us on Facebook.)

After adding $25 to his account, we noticed Ryan had been a Ting customer for over two years and had racked up a ton of referral credit since making the switch. As a veteran user, we asked Ryan if he would be interested in chatting with us about his experience with Ting, to help those who may be apprehensive about leaving a well-known provider for a low-cost cell phone carrier like Ting.

Fortunately, he was happy to speak with us! Ryan was eager to share his story, from his initial reasons for leaving AT&T to his current thoughts about Ting mobile service and more.


Customer spotlight: Felix Whelan

FelixIf there’s one thing we like more than messing with the mobile industry, it’s talking to our wonderful customers.

After dealing with the incumbents for 30 years, Felix Whelan and his family made the move to Ting. Detailed in length on his blog, Felix describes the horror stories he experienced with a big carrier along with some compelling differences he discovered after making the switch.

We reached out to Felix to chat further about how he came to find Ting, the difference between an MVNO and one of the “big four”, his thoughts on smartphones and much, much more.

Ting is giving away $10,000. Just because.

For no real, discernible reason, we have decided to give a customer and member of the Ting Ground Crew, Joe Murray, a check for $10,000!

Joe thinks he’s flying to our head office for an interview, with no knowledge of what’s actually in store. Within the hour (around 3:00 PM EST), we’re busting into his interview and surprising him with a massive check! We’ve embedded the live stream directly below so you can watch how it all went down. We’ve also released a 2 minute edited version with all the highlights!

Thanks to Joe for being awesome and for helping spread the word about Ting.

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