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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!

The daily promotions have ended! Thanks for your participation. Winners have been selected on Facebook and on the blog.

Watch us celebrate Ting’s fifth birthday from the recorded Facebook live stream below:


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
  • 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.

    Bring a Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to Ting

    nexus 5x nexus 6p

    We’re excited to announce that you can officially bring your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P to Ting!

    Powerful and well-priced, Google’s latest smartphone offerings bring a lot to the table. Whether you’re interested in a compact shell or premium phablet, the Nexus line has got you covered.

    If you’d like a closer look, we’ve unboxed both phones on the Ting YouTube channel. Click here for the corresponding unboxing: Nexus 5X | Nexus 6P

    We also spent a month with the Nexus 5X and shared our thoughts on the Ting blog.

    The 5X and 6P are fully compatible with Ting’s GSM and CDMA networks. All you need is the correct Ting SIM card to begin the activation process.

    Direct links

    Nexus 5X SIM: GSM | CDMA

    Nexus 6P SIM: GSM | CDMA