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Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Moto X Pure Edition

The Moto X Pure Edition is a frontrunner in the new trend of high-end low-cost smartphones. A couple hundred dollars less than the latest Galaxy S6, iPhone 6s and LG G4, it still keeps up with the best. In fact, you’ll find plenty of people who say it is the best.

A crisp 5.7-inch QHD display, 21 megapixel rear camera, 3 GB of RAM and 1.8 GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor makes the Pure flagship material. No matter what you throw at the Moto X Pure, you’ll get smooth performance and a top-notch experience in return. With great hardware and one-of-a-kind customization through Motorola’s unique Moto Maker, it’s truly is a stand-out smartphone.

There are no real compromises to be found either. Removable storage via microSD, NFC support (think Android Pay), universal carrier support (including both of Ting’s nationwide network offerings) and a capable 3000 mAH battery are useful additions to an already awesome phone.

Currently running Android 5.0 Lollipop with an upcoming update to 6.0 Marshmallow, you get access to the cleanest Android experience yet (and future versions, too).

Like to get your hands on one? Grab a Moto X Pure on the Moto Store through our Ting shop listing.

We’re also randomly selecting a commenter on Facebook to win a brand new 16 GB Moto X Pure! Contest details are listed directly below.

Congrats to our lucky winner, Jeremy B.

It’s Black Friday. You know what that means…

Looking for the 2017 Black Friday sale? Check out the Ting shop.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Ting, or looking to get a friend or family member on board, there’s truly never been a better time. We’ll save the long winded intros. Here’s what we have in store for Black Friday. Everything is “while supplies last.” We’ve stocked up in preparation but we don’t expect we’ll have leftovers, so if something catches your eye, it’s a good idea to act fast.

From now until 11:59 PM on Monday, Nov 30, we’ve got some crazy deals on a wide variety of phones in the Ting shop, including the Moto E 2nd Gen and Nexus 5, along with $5 GSM SIMs and a $50 BYOD credit for new customers bringing a phone to Ting.

For Black Friday, we’re offering free standard shipping on everything in the Ting shop: SIM cards, phones, hotspots. Everything ships free.

“Hey, does that include…” Let us just stop you right there. Everything. All the things. Think of a thing that’s in the shop. That thing is included.

Buy a phone

Looking to purchase a new or used phone from the Ting shop? Here’s what’s on sale:

Bonus offer:

  • Get a $15 New Year activation credit when you buy a phone on sale.

Bring a phone

Looking to bring a phone to Ting? Here’s how we can help:

$50 Ting BYOD credit offer is available for new customers only. GSM SIM card must be purchased by 11:59 PM on Monday, Nov 30. Phone must be activated by Dec 7, 2015. Service credit will be added to your account before your first Ting bill arrives.


Ting Black Friday deals are inbound

Looking for the 2017 Black Friday sale? Check out the Ting shop.

Alternate headline: There has never been a worse time to buy a Ting phone.

No, this isn’t a disgruntled soon-to-be ex-Ting employee looking to take down the organization from within. This Ting employee is actually quite gruntled, thank you very much.

Don’t you hate it, though, when you buy something and then, a few days later, that something is on sale? Us too. We’re trying to help you avoid that particular annoyance.

Black Friday is just around the corner. We’re breaking from the tech tradition a bit and doing Black Friday actually on Black Friday. Vanguard. We know. Starting at about 8am ET, the virtual doors open and the virtual flock of people can pick over our virtual shelves.

Here’s a hint at what we have in store.

Refer a friend to Ting, make bank, repeat.


Seems we haven’t talked much about the Ting Refer a Friend program recently here on the Ting blog. Let’s rectify that right now.

Item 1 – The Refer a Friend program is rad

Whereas Ting is a cell phone service that eschews plans, contracts and other BS
Whereas Ting customers presumably have at least a couple of friends
Whereas everyone likes a deal
Be it resolved that Ting customers should totally refer friends to Ting.

If you’re happy with Ting, you’re going to tell friends about us. (If for any reason you’re not happy with Ting, we hope you’ll tell us). The Ting Refer a Friend program adds a couple of benefits to word of mouth referrals. Your unique refer a friend URL link, found in your Ting dashboard, lets you tie your friend referrals back to your Ting account so you’ll both earn credit. To receive credit, your friend must use your unique referral link when coming to the site to activate their device (instead of going directly to

Here’s the brief: You offer friends $25 off a new phone from the Ting shop or a $25 Ting service credit if they bring a phone to Ting, buy a SIM card or a refurbished device.

In return, you get a $50 credit for the first successful referral and $25 for every successful referral thereafter. The only limit on how many friends you can refer is how many friends you have.

We’re going to go ahead and assume that pretty much everyone has least a couple of friends. If a friend in need is indeed a friend… indeed, perhaps your friends would benefit from a more sane approach to mobile phone service.

Item 2 – There is no Item 2

Seriously, that’s it. Now go refer a friend to Ting.

Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Nexus 5X

 Nexus 5X – Ting shop 

The Nexus 5X is an affordable flagship smartphone co-developed by LG and Google to promote Android’s brand new operating system, 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s also the latest unboxing (and giveaway) we’re hosting on the Ting YouTube channel.

The Nexus 5X hits all of the requirements of a top-notch smartphone on the market today, addressing the drawbacks of the Nexus 5 and implementing some valuable features. The only time you might think otherwise is when you look at the price tag.

A stunning camera (even in low light settings) and 4K video recording are an awesome addition to the 5X. Battery life is no longer a chink in the armor of the Nexus line, either. You’ll find that a full day of use is no sweat for the 5X – we made it close to two in our testing.

The super fast fingerprint sensor is our favorite feature of the 5X. Positioned directly below the camera where your index finger naturally lands, there’s absolutely no effort involved in unlocking your device. Just hold your phone and you’re good to go!

The Nexus 5X runs stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow, giving you access to the latest Android tools (like Now on Tap and Doze) and Android updates the moment they’re released.

While it doesn’t sport a full metal body or glass shell, the 5X is solidly built and feels great in the hand. It’s attractive, affordable and a great match with Ting.

Like to get your hands on one? The Nexus 5X can be purchased from Google Play through our Ting shop listing.

We’re also randomly selecting a YouTube commenter to win a brand new Nexus 5X! Contest details are listed directly below.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Ting on YouTube.
  2. Comment on the Nexus 5X Unboxing YouTube video (not this blog post) telling us whether you like pure, unmodified Stock Android (inside the Nexus line of devices) or prefer the way Samsung, LG and others change the Android interface.

*You must be a resident of the United States.

Ting Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

 Grand Prime – Ting shop 

Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime hits the mark as a sub-$200 smartphone that performs routine smartphone tasks with ease. Checking Facebook, uploading pictures to Instagram and navigating to work via GPS are no sweat for this capable mid-range device.

The Grand Prime includes today’s essentials like LTE access and a multi-core processor, along with convenient extras like a removable battery and up to 64 GB of external storage using a microSD card.

While it’s not about to replace your laptop or primary gaming device, it’s perfect for any casual users looking for a non-nonsense smartphone. The GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is currently available in the Ting shop for $197. The CDMA is coming soon.

Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Prime in our latest unboxing below and find out how you could win one of two new Galaxy Grand Primes for yourself!

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Ting on YouTube.
  2. Comment on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Unboxing YouTube video (not this blog post) letting us know whether or not you think Galaxy Grand Prime is better as a smartphone name, a Transformer name or something else entirely.

*You must be a resident of the United States.