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Why Ting is a great fit for families

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Perfect solution for family mobile

When Ting tells you that Ting is a smarter choice for family mobile service, your first thought might be “right. As if Ting would tell me that Ting is a bad choice for family cell phone service.”

First, we understand cynicism. We’re well versed in the art. It’s healthy. Second, nice use of a rhetorical device.

We get it but let us lay out the case. Ting really is the perfect solution for many family’s cell phones. We beat “unlimited” in just about every permutation. How does a family cell phone bill of just $81 for four phones sound?

Does Ting sell your personal information?


Whether a member of the Ting team or the mayor of a Ting town, we put your questions in front of smart people.

Your personal information is safe with Ting

Honesty can be hard to come by, especially when it comes to big telcos. Tucows, Ting’s parent company, has a long history of advocating for and actively protecting consumer privacy. Monica Webb who handles government relations and other important things for Ting Internet, explains that Ting doesn’t sell your personal information. More, we don’t store anything we don’t have to and we don’t sniff traffic.

In fact, we lobby, agitate, and educate to promote and protect an open Internet around the world.

This passion has led us to actively support organizations and causes such as:

This is all to say that we want our customers to feel safe with Ting.

How Ting phone financing works

Ting phone financing

Phone financing is different with Ting

With few exceptions, you should never accept your phone company’s financing terms.

One exception would be if your phone company is Ting. Allow us to explain.

Ting device financing is different. We treat financing as a courtesy to our customers, not like a profit center. As lending practices go, this is about as non-predatory as they come.

Kajeet customers: $35 credit + $25 for each additional phone you bring to Ting

Choice is the upside of competition. Today we have more choice in cell phone providers… though we had slightly more yesterday. Family-focused carrier Kajeet has decided to shut down its phone service to instead focus on its Internet efforts.

That leaves a number of Kajeet customers making plans for where to take their phone service.

May we present Ting as the most — arguably the only — logical choice for anyone that liked Kajeet’s kids and family focus.

In short: You can bring your Kajeet phones and numbers to Ting and be up and running in minutes. No contracts or BS. Here, you’ll get powerful tools that put you in control.

Displaced Kajeet customers: we think you’ll really like Ting. We’re happy to offer you $35 to get started with one phone. We’ll also credit your account an additional $25 for each additional phone you add to your Ting account. For a family with four phones for example, that’s $110 in Ting credit. Ting credit is automatically applied to your Ting bill total and doesn’t expire.

The average Ting bill is just $23 a month per phone on an account.

What’s in my bag? Brad Coates edition

I’m Brad, a product manager on the Ting team.

I’m pretty into this whole ‘minimal’ thing. My phone home screen (Nexus 5x) is a study in serenity. The contents of my bag may not seem super minimal but if you take minimal to mean carrying just the things you need and use and that bring value to your life, I’m covered. Still, my bag clearly doesn’t adhere to the standard as set by /r/minimalism on reddit which, as best I can tell, is defined as a picture of a single tree or a flat terrain on a cloudy day.

That intro wasn’t very minimal. Onward!

1. Kaban Transit Backpack

I researched the heck out of backpacks before deciding on this one from The North Face. I commute everyday which involves a bike ride, a train ride, and walk to work. I wanted something comfortable, waterproof, and of course, minimal. It has a layflat zipper in the backpack which is great for keeping your laptop from moving around, it also has a bigger storage area, a front pocket for smaller items, and a smaller pocket on top which can only be opened when the bag is off your back (good for things like wallets, cash, keys, etc…).

What’s in my bag: AMC edition

Items from Andrew's bike pannier laid out on a table. Items include a MacBook Pro, notebooks, a Nexus 6P phone, bike tools, a penknife and so on.

Hi. I’m Andrew. I’m the content director here at Ting.

We’re shamelessly ripping off an idea we’ve seen elsewhere: What’s in my bag. I’ve always liked the idea. I feel like it satisfies our voyeuristic tendencies, it gives a sense of how other people go about their days. We might even learn something we didn’t know before. It feels a bit life hack-y.

Confession: My bag usually holds a lot more junk. I cleaned up for this photo. Best foot forward and all that.

Not pictured: A change of clothes. I bike to work most days and while my cycling gear is comfortable, it’s not exactly office attire.