Skip navigation

Our favorite study apps to research, organize and prepare for tests

study apps

Going back to school? Get the best study apps

Up your after class game with these nifty study apps. We’ve picked some of our favorites for getting organized, mastering languages, creating flashcards, doing research and brushing up on your math.

Think of these study apps for students as helpful aids. Supplement your Spanish class with Duolingo, check your homework with Photomath and research your next psychology project with TED’s massive library of Talks.

Ting’s thoughts on the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint mergerWe’ve fielded some questions around the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger. We haven’t said too much because it’s a process. That process is now at a place where we can share our thoughts on the subject in more detail.

Consider this post the tl;dr of our 12-page letter to the FCC on the subject. We’re generally supportive of the proposed merger provided three main points are recognized and addressed. We also have some caveats and cautionary tales to share.

This post got pretty long itself, so here are those three central points in a more digestible format:

MVNOs like Ting, Google Fi, Republic Wireless, Consumer Cellular and others are the ones driving innovation, keeping prices down and service levels up. They need to be protected, especially if the “Big Four” carriers are to become three.

eSIM and other technology and standards allow Americans to take the cell phones that they own to any carrier they choose. The public demand for just this kind of innovation in device portability needs to be heard and honored if a merger is to be approved.

Canadian cell phone service sucks. Mostly because of an anti-competitive three carrier, no challengers system. Service is inflexible and expensive because no one has any reason to make it anything different. Americans would be fools not to heed this warning.

Instagram giveaway! Win one of three Moto back-to-school prize packs

---
instagram giveaway

Back-to-school Instagram giveaway

Need some gear for going back to school? Are you on Instagram? Head over to our Ting page and enter our Back to School Instagram giveaway.

We’re giving away some Moto prize packs filled with gear and swag. Enter before September 5 to be considered for our draw.

Save on your textbooks this year with digital ebooks and old-school options

ebooks

Save with digital textbooks, ebooks and old-school paper

It’s no secret that textbooks can be a huge financial burden on students. Being smart about how you purchase or rent books can bring the cost down in a big way. We’re going to talk about some ways to save on textbooks by going digital or being savvy when buying real books.

Keep in mind, the digital textbook market is far from all-encompassing and is certainly more attuned to the needs of students studying Dickens and Shakespeare than those hunting down the 9th edition of some obscure quantum physics textbook. We’re going to scale out some of the players in the digital textbook market and see how Amazon, Google and Apple stack up.

If you love paper or have little success finding digital copies of your books, don’t worry. We’ve included some old-school, tried and true tips as well as a few affordable online retail aggregators of second-hand books and textbooks for rent.

Back to school promo alert: Get $100 in Ting credit when you buy Moto G6

back to school

Going back to school?

back to schoolLooking for the right phone for going back to school? Look no further. Moto G6 is the perfect phone for the student in your life. For high school, college and teachers too, Moto G6 has all the guts to keep up with a busy day.

For a limited time, when you buy Moto G6 in the Ting Shop, you’ll get $100 in Ting credit when you activate on one of our two nationwide LTE networks.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 specs: let’s take a look

Let’s talk Samsung Galaxy Note9 specs

Samsung’s billing the Note9 as the “world’s most powerful smartphone.” Is it really worth the title? We’ll let you decide.

In this post, we’ll dive into the Samsung Galaxy Note9 specs and see what they reveal. You can also check out our Facebook video on the Note9’s standout features.