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Ting turns five


Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us. Etc.

Today, Ting is five years old. From our first public “hello world” blog post to today, it’s been quite a ride. Before we get too retrospective though, here’s the thing that probably hooked you to come here: The giveaways!

Five days of giveaways!

We’re giving away five Moto G4 Plus’, Ting credit and swag starting now and running until next Friday, Feb 10. It’s all happening on the Ting Facebook page. Simply comment on our daily Facebook question to be entered to win!

The third day of promotions is live – click here to enter.

Each day of the promotion, we’ll select the ten daily winners and each commenter will be entered to win a Moto G4 Plus, one of five we’re giving away. The five Moto G4 Plus winners will be announced during our Facebook live stream celebration on Friday, Feb 10 at 2:00 PM ET.

Follow us on Facebook if you haven’t already and get involved for a chance to win. Daily details of the promotion are listed below:


Wednesday, Feb 1 until Monday, Feb 6: Tell us why you switched to Ting.
Prizes: 10 winners of $25 in Ting account credit + a chance to win a Moto G4 Plus

Tuesday, Feb 7: Tell us how you first learned about Ting.
Prizes: 10 winners of a Ting popsocket + a chance to win a Moto G4 Plus

Wednesday, Feb 8: Tell us how long you’ve been with Ting.
Prizes: 10 winners of a Ting t-shirt + a chance to win a Moto G4 Plus

Thursday, Feb 9: Tell us your favorite thing about Ting.
Prizes: 10 winners of $25 in Ting account credit + a chance to win a Moto G4 Plus

Friday, Feb 10: Join our live stream as we announce the winners of our five brand new Moto G4s, picked from the comments in each daily question!

Ting drops data prices to $10 GB beyond the first gig

Today, we’re dropping our data prices to $10 per gigabyte beyond the 1 GB Large level.

If you’ve been looking at Ting but the data cost just seemed too high, you should re-do your calculations.

If you’re already a Ting customer, you simply pay less for data, starting with your next full billing cycle. You don’t have to call and threaten to cancel your account in order to get transferred to our retention department for us to extend this new pricing to you. Just as well really, given that we don’t actually have a specific retention department.

Take a look at the rates page to see some changes.

Ting phone price reductions and sales

Great news if you’re in the market for a new smartphone!

We’ve permanently reduced prices on a couple attractive phones in the Ting shop. And we’ve got the impressive Galaxy S6 smartphones on sale also, in both black and white.

Price reduced:

  • Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen [CDMA] (White)  $117 now $74
  • LG Volt 2 [CDMA] (Black)  $183 now $66
  • On sale:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 [CDMA] (White, Black)  $597 now $549
  • New Ting international calling rates

    Stay in touch for less

    Introducing improved international calling rates for all Ting customers.

    With identical pricing on both our GSM and CDMA network offerings, you can now call over 150 countries for much less than ever before.

    Starting as low as $0.01 / min to Canada and Mexico (on top of regular Ting rates), calling friends and family around the world has never been cheaper. It’s never been easier either – International calling is now enabled by default on all Ting accounts!

    As always, if you don’t use this service you won’t pay for it, and we’ll always provide you with the option to disable long distance calling directly in the Ting dashboard. If you’d like to disable International calling on your account, here’s a handy tutorial.

    Below, we’ve shared updated rates for some of the most popular countries Ting customers have called in the past. For the complete list of Ting international long distance rates, head here.

    Ting phone price drop

    Good news!

    A number of smartphones in the Ting shop have been permanently reduced in price.

    What’s more?

    They’re some of the most popular Android and iOS phones for sale in the Ting shop. If you’ve been thinking about an upgrade or know someone who could use one, now is a great time to take a look. So is tomorrow though, or next week. The price drop is permanent, you see?

    List of phones:

  • iPhone 4s refurbished [CDMA] (Black, White)  $166 now $138
  • iPhone 5 refurbished [CDMA] (BlackWhite)  $248 now $237
  • iPhone 5s refurbished [CDMA and GSM] (Gold, Silver, Space Gray)  $353 now $338
  • Galaxy S5 refurbished [CDMA] (Out of stock)  $338 now $298
  • Galaxy S6 [CDMA] (Black, White) – $633 now $597
  • International roaming on CDMA is no more

    When traveling, you typically have two options: 1) Pay often exorbitant international roaming fees or 2) Go local: Grab a pay as you go SIM card at your destination or an inexpensive “burner” phone and pay local rates instead.

    We’ve always advocated the latter, local approach. A local SIM card—purchased at your destination or ordered before you embark on your journey—will be cheaper than the cost of international roaming in just about every case. Even factoring in the purchase of a cheap burner phone, you’ll likely come out ahead.

    For now at least, Ting customers using the CDMA network exclusively won’t have this choice to make. International roaming on CDMA is no longer possible. Sprint (Ting CDMA network services are provided on the nationwide Sprint™ network) recently turned off international CDMA roaming.

    To be clear, roaming with Ting on a GSM network is unaffected by the CDMA roaming shutdown. If you have a phone that uses Ting on a GSM network or an active Ting GSM SIM card, you can use your Ting service internationally paying Ting GSM roaming rates. That said, we still advocate using a local SIM and a local prepaid phone service when traveling.