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Refer a friend to Ting

Help a friend discover Ting and you’ll both get credit!

The Ting referral program lets you share a unique Ting referral link which gives your friends $25 off their bill or $25 off a new phone from the Ting Shop. You’ll get $50 off your bill after your first successful referral, and $25 off your bill for each referral after that.

If you’re a Ting customer, log in and head to the Refer a Friend page in the Ting Dashboard to get started. This is your personal referral page that displays a unique URL which, once used, will reward you and your friend with sweet Ting credit. Just make sure your friend uses your special referral link when coming to our website to sign up for a Ting account and purchase a SIM card or phone.

If your friend signed up and forgot to use your referral link, get in touch with us and we’ll make it right.

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Some of our customers have received months of free service just by sharing their experience with others and letting them know they can get a $25 credit for signing up through their personal referral link. So if you’re having a great experience with Ting, why not spread the word? Your friends deserve a smarter mobile service too!

We’ve integrated sharing tools for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email to make it easy to share your link where you think seems fit. Then, just sit back and watch the service credits roll in – there’s no easier way to have a cheaper Ting bill.

Plus, if you refer a friend before the end of January you’re entered to winGoogle Pixel 2, Google Home and Daydream VR headset.

Hit up your unique Refer a Friend page today and let the referrals begin!


Looking for other ways to lower your monthly Ting bill? Learn how to do more with your smartphone without paying more for mobile data.

 

Have you had much success with our affiliate program by referring friends and family? Please share in the comments below; your fellow Ting customers will appreciate the insight.

RingPlus members: Your number is safe with Ting

Update

Migration from RingPlus to Ting is complete.

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tl;dr: RingPlus members: Your phone number will automatically move to Ting next week. We think you’ll like it here. Ting customers spend $6-$12 a month for an emergency phone. Our full-blown smartphone users average just $23 per month.

If you want to leave, we won’t stand in your way; porting out will be as easy as signing up.

No action is required at this time. Just watch your email early next week for the next steps.

This is pretty long for a tl;dr.

Dear former RingPlus member,

We realize this isn’t an easy time. You’re probably still unpacking your feelings. Anger. Confusion. Fear. Hunger. Scratch that last one.

Whatever got RingPlus to the place where our mutual carrier partner felt compelled to pull the plug, we’re here to help. We’ve struck a deal with your former carrier and prevailed on Sprint’s good nature (or was that Sprint’s good business sense?) to move all displaced RingPlus customers over to Ting.

RingPlus customers: A lifeline from Ting

UPDATE: Feb 10, 2017 – For the latest news on the RingPlus to Ting migration, an explanation, frequently asked questions and links to helpful resources, please check out the official RingPlus to Ting page

RingPlus customersYou may have heard the news that RingPlus, a phone company offering service on the Nationwide Sprint Network (an MVNO in industry parlance) is going away. We’re never happy to see companies close up shop. While people still have a fair bit of carrier choice, we believe that more is better when it comes to options beyond the “big four.”

That said, Ting is uniquely positioned to throw a lifeline to RingPlus refugees… and that’s just what we’re doing.

We’re offering $35 in Ting credit per account to RingPlus customers who bring their number over to Ting. Just go to the Ting RingPlus landing page and follow the simple steps to get your number moved over. This is our effort to make it as easy as possible to bring RingPlus numbers to Ting in advance of the deadline. It’s worth noting that your RingPlus phone and your SIM card (if applicable) are compatible with Ting, too, so you’re in good shape there.

RingPlus has told its customers they have until Friday, February 11 at 5pm CST to move (“port”) their number to another carrier before it disappears into the ether.

Number ports from RingPlus to Ting are running slowly right now because of volume. Things should speed up once RingPlus opens the gates. While a lot of MVNOs might consider this a “heavy lift,” we’ve done this kind of thing a few times before so rest assured, you’ll be in good hands.

We’re also in discussions with Sprint and RingPlus as we look for ways to make the transition simpler for RingPlus customers to come to Ting. That said, the rolling stone gathers no moss; if you’re a RingPlus customer and you’re feeling understandably nervous, it’s best to get your number port into the queue as soon as possible.

 

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How secure is your smartphone?

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Obligatory stock photo: A shadowy, faceless man inexplicably wields a padlock, hasp in the open position, toward a smartphone… in the Matrix.

In 2015, the Pew Research Center made it official: The percentage of Americans who own smartphones is now larger than the percentage who own computers (desktop or laptop). Since 2012, the percentage of Americans who own computers has been dropping steadily and so, the number of people who access the Internet through their computers has dropped. More people now access the Internet through their smartphones.

For years, technology experts warned people to protect their computers against attacks from viruses, malware and hackers. Now, these same experts have shifted their focus to smartphones. With good reason: at least one-third of all smartphone users do absolutely nothing (not even use a simple passcode) to protect their phones.

It is time people understand the importance of securing their smartphones.

Why Ting mobile service is a great choice for gamers

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Ting mobile is perfect for gamers

Since launching over four years ago, Ting has been a great choice for gamers all across the United States.

There are several reasons why Ting has been a hit with the gaming community, but it all stems from our innovative pricing model that lets you pay for what you use each month. Whether you’re a PC or console gamer, one thing you both have in common is that you likely spend most of your time around a Wi-Fi connection. If you’re constantly using Wi-Fi, what’s the point of paying for a hefty mobile data plan?

With an average monthly bill of $23 per phone, Ting can help you save big time on your cell phone plan without having to give up a quality smartphone experience. You can even hack your phone plan and get a $16 monthly phone bill with Ting by using Google Hangouts and Google Voice.

Two nationwide network offerings means you can bring pretty much any phone to Ting mobile, from the latest iPhone X to the oldest Android phone collecting dust around your house. With intelligent tools that give you complete control over your Ting account and no-hold customer support (including live chat), we believe in a better way to do mobile.

The great Ting mobile data experiment

Want to experiment with us?

First, let’s put this out there right away: We’re not twisting our collective pencil mustache in the time-honored indication of nefarious intent. That said, this is not an experiment the more intensely privacy-minded among us will want to get involved in.

We’re looking to identify some trends around data use. We want to understand mobile data wastage; that is, data that’s used whether you actively decided to use it or not. We’re interested in more than just data that’s used in the background… though we’re interested in that too.

Here’s the ask

We’re inviting a small group of people to install a Ting data monitor app on their phone for one month. In that time, we’re asking them to use their phone as they normally would.

What this app does is basically keep a running tally on when your phone is being actively used and when it’s not. Beyond that, it effectively mines Android for the information that’s displayed in Settings > Data usage to see which apps are using what amount of data, when.