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Can I keep my phone number? Yes, you can. Here’s how.

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How to port over to Ting, keep phone number

You can keep your current phone number when you switch to Ting. In industry parlance, we call this “porting” a number. This article will walk you through the basics of keeping your current phone number when you grab a Ting SIM card and activate it.

Our Ting port process is pretty easy, but if you run into any trouble along the way, we’re here to help by chat, email and phone.

A couple “need to knows” before you get started

    • Don’t cancel your current service just yet. A phone number has to be active in order for us to port it.
    • Give it a little time. Phone numbers can take up to 24 hours to transfer, but we usually see them come through pretty quickly in just a few hours in the same business day. Before you start your transfer process make sure you don’t need to be immediately reached on your cell.

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.

Our favorite data savings tips for students

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Tips for students going back to school

Kids heading back to school this fall? With our data saving tips for students, you don’t have to worry about your kid racking up unnecessary data charges.

On Ting, you can set caps and alerts on your kid’s phone in the Ting Dashboard and get control of their usage. But beyond that, we think conversations about responsible phone ownership are great places to start.

For students of all ages, our data saving tips can help students curb their usage. These tips and tricks were selected specifically for students with cell phones.

Cut mobile data usage to protect your phone from scorching data charges

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Reduce mobile data usage and save this summer

In the summer, when we’re out and about using our phones more than ever, it’s not hard to rack up a few accidental megabytes every now and then. But over the summer months, with all those trips to the beach, park and picnics, those one-off downloads can start to add up.

We could all use a refresher every now and then when it comes to making the most out of Wi-Fi and curtailing mobile data usage. Use these summer data saving tips so you can enjoy your phone all year long without ever getting a surprise bill.

Don’t forget, Ting lets you set caps and alerts on all your usage. Track your data and set limits on how much you use.

Simple living: How to save money on your cell phone bill

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The definition of frugal: why living on the cheap is so great

how to save moneyWhat does it mean to be frugal? Frugal living is all about being more careful with your money, learning to be more resourceful and creative and realizing the things that you believe are truly important.

Rather than being miserly like Ebenezer Scrooge, people who commit to frugal simple living know how to spend their money wisely in order to become happier and get the most bang for their buck.

Looking for an Android data manager? Get Datally by Google

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You’re going to love this Android data manager

Datally is an Android data manager app by Google that helps users control their mobile data use.

Why would you want to control mobile data? Well, data can be an unnecessary expense on many phone plans, especially when many of us spend most of our time at home or at work where a Wi-Fi connection is readily available.

We’ll walk you through Datally and how it works, plus we’ll review some other helpful hacks for Android users looking to use less (and pay less) on Ting.

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