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Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: LG G4

  LG G4 – Ting shop (CDMA) 

Update: Congratulations to Humphrey L whose YouTube comment was randomly selected to win the LG G4.

The LG G4 is the latest Android flagship to hit the Ting shop. A smart evolution from last year’s LG G3, this successor brings significant improvements to the camera and display.

For 100 bucks less than both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, you also get a removable battery and removable storage for up to two terabytes via microSD! Not a bad deal if you ask us.

What’s more? We’re giving away one of these bad boys to a lucky reader.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Ting on YouTube.
  2. Comment on the LG G4 Unboxing YouTube video (not this blog post) letting us know whether or not you think flagship smartphones are still worth it, and why.

*You must be a resident of the United States.

Ting SIM in the Adafruit store plus an Adafruit promo code for Ting people

adafruit-logoIf you’re a geek or if you have geeky underpinnings, you’ve probably heard of Adafruit.

If you aren’t and therefore haven’t, think of them as the RadioShack of the new millennium, but cast your memory back to when RadioShack was the go-to place for electronics hobbyists and tinkerers as opposed to just a reminder of those halcyon days.

Not for the faint of heart, the Adafruit online store stocks everything your computer or robotics hobbyist didn’t even know they needed. Now, that list of components, boards and other techie bits includes Ting GSM SIM cards in the mix.

We at Ting are fans of tinkering, which is why we’re excited about this little deal.

Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Galaxy Note 4

Available in white or black.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is now in the Ting shop!

An exceptional smartphone both inside and out, the Note 4 sports a beautiful 5.7-inch high res display cased inside a metal frame – a first for the Note series and a great addition at that.

It includes the classic S Pen that sets the Note 4 apart from other phablets on the market, and has a camera that’s in contention for the top Android spot.

The latest Ting Unboxing, featured below, reveals the Galaxy Note 4 in all its glory in just under two minutes.

To celebrate the Note 4’s arrival, we’re giving one away!

Background data breakdown: Facebook

Some apps are using data even if you’re not actively using them.

It’s called background data or background syncing and, if this were a TV news stinger right before we cut to commercial, we’d say “and it may be robbing you blind.” While it can be nice to have the latest tweets, status updates and Snapchat stories waiting for you, that convenience comes with a mobile data use cost.

Learn more about controlling which apps can access background data on Android and iOS.

This got us to thinking: How much background data do popular apps, in this example, Facebook, use without us even realizing?

That’s where you (and this fun contest) come in.

We’d like to see how much background data Facebook used on your Android phone over one full month.

Contest has ended, thanks to everyone who submitted.

*Congrats to our lucky winners, David L (OnePlus One), Sarah S, Connor L and Justin A!

Get contract free and stay that way. We’ll help with your ETF.

homepageImages_contractPerhaps you’ve been waiting for a chance to break free from your contract with one of the major mobile carriers. Maybe you’ve been waiting for a sign.

When you accept a $0 or otherwise deep-discounted, carrier-subsidized device, it comes with a side of legal agreement. Carriers can get a little punitive when you say you want to leave. Kind of like a jilted lover, but perhaps without those early days’ good memories to fall back on.

If you leave a mobile contract, you’re probably on the hook for an early termination fee (ETF). The cost depends on which carrier you’re with and on how long is left in your contract. ETFs can be as high as $350 for a single line.

As of right now and until January 5, 2015, we’re doubling our ETF relief offer. So, our offer to pay 25% of your early termination fee up to $75 is now our offer to pay 50% of your early termination fee up to $150. Other than the fact that we’re doubling down on the offer, nothing changes. If you’re bringing the family over and you’ve got multiple contracts and therefore, multiple ETFs, we’ve got you covered there too.

Want in? Good call. The details and steps are clearly outlined on the Ting ETF relief page.

Just in case you aren’t clear, this is the sign we alluded to in the opening paragraph of this post.

Black Friday sale: Deep discounts on devices

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

Our annual Black Friday blowout sale is here! Seven smartphones, including a solid variety of both Android and iOS devices, have been heavily discounted in the Ting shop.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a gift for a friend or just looking to “treat yo self”, act fast! We have a limited supply of inventory and don’t expect these devices to last long. If you’ve heard about any other -ahem- juicy Ting promotions currently ongoing, feel free to take advantage of those as well.

Sale starts today and ends on December 1 at 11:59 PM EST (while quantities last).