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Ting First to Market with 6G Mobile Network Technology


For immediate release

Ting mobile is very pleased to be the first carrier in North America to lay claim to offering 6G Mobile Network Technology.

The brand new 6G Mobile Network Technology promises to be at least twice as fast as the 3G standard for cellular data and market tested as feeling 2.7 times more legit than the 5G iteration of 4G network technology that forward-thinking mobile marketing and communications teams have already coined.

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

You 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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Ting Internet. Next stop: Centennial, Colorado

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Centennial, Colorado has the greatest the great outdoors has to offer right at its doorstep. It boasts beautiful views of the Front Range and with those mountains, amazing skiing and snowboarding nearby. That said, this is no quiet mountain town.

Centennial is all about business. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. The City itself is quick and efficient.

We, as humans, are excited about the possibilities presented by the beauty that’s all around Centennial. We, as a business that mirrors the same values of agility and efficiency, are excited about the mutual opportunity that’s here.

Ting drops data prices to $10 GB beyond the first gig

Today, we’re dropping our data prices to $10 per gigabyte beyond the 1 GB Large level.

If you’ve been looking at Ting but the data cost just seemed too high, you should re-do your calculations.

If you’re already a Ting customer, you simply pay less for data, starting with your next full billing cycle. You don’t have to call and threaten to cancel your account in order to get transferred to our retention department for us to extend this new pricing to you. Just as well really, given that we don’t actually have a specific retention department.

Take a look at the rates page to see some changes.

The Long March to Fiber Will Take Many Roads…

fiberSusan Crawford wrote a much-talked about piece last week entitled “You Didn’t Notice It, But Google Fiber Just Began the Golden Age of High Speed Internet Access.” She’s right about the problem, but the Golden Age is going to be far more complex and harder to achieve than the article lets on: we are a long way from a truly competitive market for broadband. In fact, to get there, competition is not the most important element. For now the most important thing is to get places fibered up. How that should happen depends on local variables. But the path Google has taken in Huntsville: leaving the ownership of the broadband system in the hands of the town and renting dark fiber, rather than ceding it to the company providing the service, will happen only in the minority of places. And I say this as the CEO of a company that is laying fiber in cities and towns despite telling mayors they should own it themselves.

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