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The latest Android phones for less

This Black Friday, you’ll find the latest and greatest Motorola and Samsung phones on sale in the Ting Shop.

Skip the store this year and grab all your gadgets online with Ting.

Get the GlassWire app to track and monitor mobile data on your Android phone

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Get the GlassWire Data Usage Monitor for your Android phone

GlassWireThe GlassWire Data Usage Monitor app is a nifty tool that helps you monitor your mobile data use and your Wi-Fi use.

GlassWire is free in the Google Play Store. Give the app a try and see what apps are using your Internet connection and/or wasting your mobile data.

GlassWire is easy to navigate and has colorful charts and graphics that help you understand what your phone’s system and apps are really up to.

We’ll take you through some of the different data monitoring options and views in GlassWire and help you get some insight into your usage. You can also use GlassWire to make a mobile data saving plan and set up customized alerts.

How much data does Google Maps use?

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How much data does Google Maps use?

The short answer: Google Maps doesn’t use much mobile data at all when navigating. In our experiments, it’s about 5 MB per hour of driving. Most of Google Maps data use is incurred when initially searching for the destination and charting a course (which you can do on Wi-Fi). There are ways to ensure Google Maps doesn’t use any mobile data at all when driving.

We asked Ting customers: what are the best money saving apps?

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The best money saving apps

Ting customers are some of the savviest people around when it comes to tips and tricks for saving money.

When we asked you to weigh in on the best money saving apps, your recommendations didn’t disappoint.

These apps will help you save more, budget better and make the most of your paycheck. The best apps for saving money are all-in-one organization tools, deal finders and free content databases.

Want to save more? It’s time to start downloading.

Stay on the lookout for these phishing red flags

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Get educated on the basics of phishing

With phishing scams becoming more commonplace every day, it’s best to brush up on major phishing red flags so you can spot a suspicious email when it lands in your inbox.

Phishing is an attempt to get hold of personal, financial or otherwise sensitive information like account numbers, usernames and passwords. A successful phishing scheme will get people to volunteer information by camouflaging itself as a routine communication, often an email message, from a trusted source like a bank or a colleague.

Phishing emails and messages can have all the look and feel of a regular communication, but there are a few giveaways to look out for. Never volunteer to share personal information like passwords, usernames, account numbers or work log in credentials through email. If something ever feels phishy (as it were), chances are it is.

Here are some common red flags that may indicate an email or message isn’t what it seems.