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

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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

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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.

The kids and cellphones survey

We’ve been thinking a lot about kids and cell phones lately. Are parents worried about their kids having their own cell phones? Is phone safety top of mind for parents? Do schools have rules when it comes to cell phones?

To get some answers, we shared a digital family lifestyle survey with Ting customers in our July newsletter. 1,565 parents with children under the age of 18 who have cell phones responded to the survey. Ultimately, parents agree that kids need cell phones. Let’s take a look at the data.

Why students should never sign a cell phone contract

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Don’t sign another cell phone contract

There’s no doubt Ting is great for students. We offer a low cost, simple and flexible way to take control of your mobile. For those on the fence, here’s why we think students should never sign another cell phone contract again.

How to listen to free audiobooks legally

How to listen to free audiobooks

Free audiobooks

Did you know you can listen to free audiobooks? Audiobooks give you a way to “read” fiction and non-fiction while you’re involved in other activities, such as exercising or doing household chores. They’re also great for road trips and long flights. The convenience of audiobooks has contributed to the format’s growing popularity. In 2011, 11 percent of people in the United States listened to audiobooks. In 2018, 18 percent of people listen to them.

For people who get through at least one audiobook per month, Audible.com offers an inexpensive way to enjoy the latest titles. At $14.95 per month, an Audible.com subscription makes sense for voracious audiobook… readers? However, that expense doesn’t make sense for everyone.

So, if you want them but you don’t want to be out of pocket, you should know how to listen to free audiobooks. You’ll still get to enjoy your favorite authors, but you won’t have to spend any money.