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Did Ting ever feel like quitting?

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Whether a member of the Ting team or the mayor of a Ting town, we put your questions in front of smart people.

Did Ting ever feel like quitting the fiber game?

A famous puppet once said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” I think it was Kermit. Or maybe the mouse from Today’s Special… it’s hard to remember these things.

So when Luke Fredenburg asks if Ting ever felt like quitting the fiber game, Adam Eisner, VP of Internet, fires back with defiant “no.”

Why is fiber optic Internet important infrastructure for America?

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Why is fiber optic Internet important infrastructure for America?

The Internet. A series of tubes.

What if we told you these tubes are as important as the roads you drive on. Or the railway system. Or whatever Elon Musk is working on next. “But I don’t even commute,” you say. That may be true. But you definitely tele-commute. There’s no avoiding it.

Going grayscale on iOS and Android to use your smartphone more mindfully

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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Phantom vibration is the feeling you get when your phone vibrates in your pocket and, when you pull it out to check, it turns out it was a weird tactile hallucination. 90% of people have apparently experienced this phenomena. Maybe you’re nodding your head.

Smartphones are little dopamine delivery machines. This fact is not lost on phone makers and app developers. Their job is to push our buttons to keep us coming back to push theirs. Phones are powerful tools at our control… but when you pull your phone out of your pocket at every micro moment of inactivity, you can start to wonder who actually holds the power in the relationship.

There are many ways we can wrestle control back from our smartphones. As an interesting aside, there has been a bit of a resurgence in feature phone interest which is arguably a direct response to the shiny smartphone’s near irresistible allure.

If a feature phone feels like too much of a step back (agreed), this Ting Tip is a great way to take the power back without giving up the convenience of having a tiny, powerful computer in your pocket.

One way to you can make accessing your phone more of a mindful activity is to switch your display to grayscale. We’ll show you how.

Will Ting be expanding its Internet service to a broader audience?

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Does Ting plan to expand its Internet service?

A question we’re asked a lot is, “when are you coming to my town/city/state/country?”

The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is a little complicated. Believe us when we say we’d like to be everywhere, right now, offering our unlimited, symmetrical, crazy fast fiber Internet service to one and all. However, with every state, city and municipality comes its own set of challenges and rules.

Can I use my phone as an Internet hotspot?

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Can I use my phone as an Internet hotspot?

To hotspot, or not to hotspot. That is the question, isn’t it? Sure, being able to tether any device to your phone and mooch off of its sweet, sweet mobile data is an appealing proposition… but what does it do to your phone bill?

Enter Elliot Noss, CEO of Ting. He confirms that indeed, Ting customers can use their phones as mobile Internet hotspots. He also adds that unlike other providers, Ting won’t charge extra for said feature. “Data is data,” as he puts it.

Thoughts on fiber to the home vs wireless links

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Fiber to the home or wireless links?

You may have heard of a certain giant in the tech space pivoting away from physical fiber to a solution involving fiber-caliber Internet beamed directly into customer’s homes. If that sounds too good to be true, it may just be.


Adam Eisner, VP of Internet, explains that while Ting is keeping a close eye on wireless link technology, we still believe fixed fiber (the kind we put in the ground) will ultimately provide customers with the most consistent, high-speed experience.

Or to put it another way, think about how difficult it is to get Wi-Fi in a basement. Now add a major city into the equation.

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