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From live TV streaming to big mergers: five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019

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Looking back, 2018 was an amazing year for cord cutting. Never before has it been so easy to cut the cord and still watch the shows you love. Now, 2019 looks like it will be even better for cord cutters.

Here are five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019.

Write a letter to Ting this holiday season for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note9

The Letters to Ting contest: we’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note9

It’s probably been a while since you wrote a letter to Santa, but this holiday season, why not pen your own Mad Libs style Letter to Ting? We’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note9 to one lucky letter writer.

From December 11 to 21 we’re hosting the Letters to Ting contest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ve posted a Letter to Ting with some blanks for you to fill out. All you have to do is fill in the blanks by responding to our post or by posting the letter with your answers (see below for entry details).

When you fill in the letter, you’ll be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Note9. We’ll be announcing the winner on Friday, December 21 at noon.

Have you been really good this year? We want to hear from you!

Our full guide to Internet safety for kids

Internet safety for kids

The Internet has transformed the way we communicate, travel, work and play. It has even changed the way we parent. It presents new challenges, but also excellent opportunities for learning and growth.

If you have kids, regardless of their ages, they probably have access to the Internet at some point in their day. Whether it’s your middle schooler playing Minecraft, or your teenager chatting on social media, Internet use requires a degree of responsibility. You can’t shield kids from everything and while it’s not realistic to monitor every second of their day, keeping an open dialogue around parental controls and Internet safety certainly can help.

At Ting Internet, we like to think of parental controls as training wheels for learning to use the Internet respectfully and responsibly. Browse our guide of parental controls for platforms like YouTube and Netflix below. These practical steps, paired with an open conversation around Internet safety, can help you raise kids who have a mature awareness of the Internet.

Hey TPO customers, welcome to Ting.

TPO customers

Hey TPO customers. We’re Ting. Pleased to meet you.

As you will have heard, TPO is closing its North American mobile business. This isn’t quite the intro we’d hoped to have but we’re really glad you’re here. We’ve worked hard with the TPO team to make sure your migration over to Ting is as smooth and seamless as possible. Your phone number and TPO balance are safe on Ting. We’re also offering $50 in Ting credit to get you started.

Your phone number is yours. If you don’t want to use Ting, you need to make arrangements to move your number to a new carrier within 30 days of the first email TPO sent today, November 27, announcing the shutdown

With that said, we’re happy you’re here and we’re excited for you to see what smarter mobile can do and how much you can save with Ting.

Your best #smartermobile data saving tips

If you’re a Philip DeFranco fan, you probably know that he’s a friend of Ting. Last month, he asked his Twitter followers to share their best data-saving tips for a chance to win $100 in Ting credit. Using the hashtag #smartermobile, we saw some great responses from users. If you’d like to lower your mobile data usage (and subsequently your monthly phone bill with Ting), here are some useful selections of the bunch:

Lower mobile data usage and save on your cell phone bill

save on mobile data

Ting is the phone provider that helps you lower your mobile data and save money

There are many different ways to reduce smartphone mobile data usage without having to limit yourself or switch up your smartphone routine. At Ting, we only charge people for what they actually use. That means the less you use, the less you pay. And you can save even more when you restrict your mobile data usage.

There are data saving toggles and features in popular apps (including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat) that help you cut your mobile data use. There are also controls built right into your smartphone operating system to do the same.

Using Wi-Fi instead of mobile dataThe more you connect to Wi-Fi on Ting, the more you save. We encourage people to lower their monthly mobile bills by cutting and controlling their mobile data use. You can spend less than $20 per month for one phone with Ting. It all comes down to lowering your mobile data use.
Take a look at our broad list of articles that will help you lower your cellular data usage. If you’re with a pay for what you use provider like Ting, this means a lower monthly bill.


Comprehensive guides

Check out some of our longer-form articles that will teach you everything you need to know about smartphone mobile data.

From the basics to the bonus features, the guides below have it all.

Android iconiPhone iconGet the free Cut Your Data ebook to reduce mobile data usage

Android iconiPhone iconDo more with your smartphone without paying more for data

Android iconiPhone iconSix simple tips to save money on smartphone mobile data

Android iconiPhone iconSix (more) simple tips to save money on smartphone mobile data