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Ting Shares eBook that Helps Users Manage Their Mobile Data Usage

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Earlier today, Ting revealed that they have prepared an eBook designed to help individuals cut down their data usage. And this involves doing something much easier than what people would normally expect.

The eBook also details why having an unlimited plan should not be considered a necessity. One of the key tips found in the eBook is to take advantage of data saving features commonly found in popular apps. Another trick in lowering your data usage is to opt for Wi-Fi connection, where available. 

The eBook does not only give tips on how to cut your data but also lets you understand how you use your mobile data. Before it gets to the juicy part, the eBook audits the data you currently use. It then goes into discussing data saving strategies you might be able to use for your device. You'll also be able to find some of the most popular apps and services being used in today's generation. Not to mention, there's a horoscope section on the last page of the eBook.

If any of these things interest you, you can download the eBook from the website for free.


 Source: Ting


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  1. Wow greatly useless thought!

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  2. Sure is a few trolling Christine lately. It is getting out of hand... I suggest having everyone sign in now to comment, and watch the anonymous coward(s) stop trolling.

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    1. From one Anonymous Coward to another: I thought the "useless" comment was about the Ting news itself, rather than Christine's presenting of it.

      On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being a cell carrier's PR release and 10 being the best most objective news story), this one was a 7 or 8.

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    2. "Sure is a few trolling Christine lately. It is getting out of hand... I suggest having everyone sign in now to comment, and watch the anonymous coward(s) stop trolling."

      FYI, all comments are screened before being allowed to post. And FWIW, I think Anon700 was referring to Ting.

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    3. "FYI, all comments are screened before being allowed to post."

      No they aren't being screened. They are automatically posted, which is why I feel sorry for all the hate comments targeted at the writer.

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    4. I think it was over something Anon 8:52 AM did.

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    5. "No they aren't being screened. They are automatically posted"

      They are in fact screened. Dennis has said so himself in the past--either he or Christina looks at them and decides. Have you seen yours (especially under the Anonymous moniker) post right away?

      For the record, I'm fine with this policy.

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    6. "Have you seen yours (especially under the Anonymous moniker) post right away?"

      Yes. Did you notice that once you click publish, your comment is posted right away? Try it. Go on.

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    7. I wish they'd get rid of the anonymous option to force anon posters to use the name/url option so they'd at least give some sort of handle (even if it's different every time - to keep things anonymous). I have a hard time keeping all these posts & responses straight when everyone is using the same name.

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  3. how many ex members of Ringplus have left Ting already? Ting has outstanding customer service and while I appreciate the 35 bucks it is too expensive for me.

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    1. Ting has a very honest and straightforward web site, and how it handles its plans. Total opposite of "FreedomPop" trickery.

      But you are also right in that the honestly-described prices are "too expensive". They are in fact uncompetitive compared to others.

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    2. "the honestly-described prices are "too expensive". They are in fact uncompetitive compared to others."

      Too expensive and uncompetitive for you two. People have different needs, and Ting is affordable and competitive for many people, like me. And Ting has the most satisfied customers in the business (S: Consumer Reports).

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    3. A "different need" to pay more for the exact same product is irrational, and thus is not a "need".

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    4. While C/S can be important, I think it is a little over used.
      Once set up how often does one need to contact C/S? I have received friendly C/S from Ting, but at the same time ineffectual service that did not resolve the issue. A friendly happy happy joy joy demeanor does not go a long way in resolving an issue.

      Take away C/S and Ting offers so much more in what way?
      Roaming on Sprint is a mixed bag, maybe better using T-Mobile IDK, but I don't see their pricing all that competitive with the many T-Mobile MVNOs either?

      If you really are comfortable with Ting pricing and a Sprint user, then you really should be looking at Twigby.

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    5. "Roaming on Sprint is a mixed bag"

      A big bag of almost nothing.

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    6. "you really should be looking at Twigby."
      I looked at Twigby. Their plans would save us about $6/month for 2 lines. But then I counted the number of MVNOs who have failed in the last couple of years (News by Carrier column). 20 have failed, almost all of them were small. Twigby has already had to drop their rates, so they were not meeting their goals. Now they have less revenue to operate. I'll watch them for another year before trusting them with my number. I am tired to switching MVNOs, and we love Ting.

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    7. Twigby has a relatively solid backing with SI wireless, maybe they saw that Tello and TPO were the real competition and adjusted their pricing.

      With Ting's current pricing I would be concerned that they will not be around much longer if they do not become more competitive, is Tucows going to prop them up forever?

      Some of those MVNOs that went under had been around for many more years than Ting has been. There is not on MVNO that anyone can say with certainty that they will be around for anything longer than the foreseeable future.

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    8. Tucows does not "prop them up." Ting is very profitable based on statements by its CEO, and has lowered rates twice. Ting accounted for the bulk of Tucows' revenue growth, and they are very pleased with its performance. Ting has shown steady growth in subscribers, hired more employees, diversified to high-speed broadband for cities and is stable.
      We don't know anything about Twigby's financial performance or subscriber count, but its margins are significantly lower than Ting's.

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    9. "With Ting's current pricing I would be concerned that they will not be around much longer if they do not become more competitive"

      You have nothing to worry about. Ting copied the very successful Consumer Cellular pricing model. CC has well over 2M customers, and is very profitable. They succeed by offering the best service and keeping customers very happy (virtually tied for first place in customer satisfaction in the Consumer Reports survey). Ting and CC pay subscribers to sign up their friends and family, reducing subscriber acquisition costs. They target couples and families who don't need or want to pay for unlimited plans, and give customers tools and information to manage use and costs. Average billing per subscriber is $23 with Ting and $25 with Consumer Cellular, so they have found a niche and are successfully exploiting it.

      US Mobile, Tello and Twigby are trying to copy the success of CC and Ting, offering lower rates and cutting costs in some areas. US Mobile's offshore support was not good the three times I called them. Tello seems fine so far, but I use the very low-margin paygo plan that won't earn them much money. Twigby is a question mark at this point; roaming and low prices may be enough for them to succeed, but only if they can find enough subscribers.

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    10. Well it will be interesting to see their latest numbers having had a higher churn rate in their last reporting and only garnering 3K subs over that quarter. Tucows does prop them up whether you want to admit that or not.

      I am sure they will try and pad their reporting on the acquired R+ subs, but in the end I think that will haunt them as most will not renew and leave them with a further increase in churn and lower revenue for the free month. I think Ting also over estimating that they would retain even 5K subs from R+.

      They may have tapped a niche market and a cult like following, but I think that will be shrinking as Tello,TPO and Twigby pull customers from them and it will show in the coming months.

      Time will tell.

      IMO CR rating is over rated and only speaks for a small pool of users.

      CC milks seniors and they built their base using AT&T, quite different than Ting, but that is changing with CC ever increasingly pushing customers to their T-Mobile service and in many cases unwittingly.
      CC, like Ting, exploits the so-called customer service aspect of their service, which has been slowly deteriorating.

      That said, since CC increased their allotments a few months ago they are actually a better value than Ting for multiple lines, at least in my opinion.
      Ting is stagnant and has to battle both lower cost Sprint MVNOs and Consumer Cellular which offers AT&T and T-Mobile.

      I have used US Mobile and their C/S was decent and I do not believe it is off shore, my only problem with their service was T-Mobile.

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    11. >> A "different need" to pay more for the exact same product is irrational

      Ting is actually one of the few MVNOs that has a different product offering. And those differences can be useful for some people. One example might be multiple lines that share the same buckets of minutes/data. For a group of people that need several lines but don't have high use (there are still some of us), Ting might work really well.

      While I'm not a Ting user (since I have only a single line), I appreciate that someone is willing to do something different than all the other providers.

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  4. so instead of having a decent data package tell people how to use less. Like instead of paying a living wage tell people how to do without good food, cable, entertainment, heat etc.

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    1. My cellular bill is &24.90 a month for two people. Internet is $53. Cable bill is zero, cars are paid for as well. Owe minimal on my house, own an additional ten acres as well. Cottage up north. On a lake FWIW. Grow and or make a lot of my own food. Repair my own equipment- cars ect. If you choose to spend $$$ on entertainment each month and need a job that pays enough to have all the latest and greatest and have to farm out for everything you do, well, I guess Bob's your uncle.

      Dale

      Dale

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    2. $10/GB is a decent price.

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    3. ....for 2011. Most carriers charge a lot less.

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    4. Why should I pay for data I don't need to use?

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  5. Unlimited wireless is here to stay. People don't want to have their usage metered. It's stressful.

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    1. Only stressful if you have no self control. No worse than driving smoothly to save gas, not speeding to avoid tickets and controlling your thermostat to keep utility bills reasonable.

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    2. I, for one, am not willing to pay for unlimited mobile data.

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    3. "I, for one, am not willing to pay for unlimited mobile data."

      Well, if you hold out long enough, it will be free, just like WiFi.

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  6. I actually have tmobile $30 plan with 100 min talk, unlimited text, and 5 gig data which i never get close to with binge on and music freedom, but at work for a couple hours the signal dissapers.

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    1. "... but at work for a couple hours the signal disappears."

      That's usually from around 1 to 3 in the afternoon, when the AT&T death star eclipses the sun.

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  7. "Mobile that makes sense." No contracts. No device subsidies. $350 to pay off your contract phone. Multiple lines sharing pool of resources. No gotchas. Great service. BYOSD when other MVNOs could not offer it. Ting phones are never locked to Ting. No "penalty rates" for overages like Sprint charged, like 45c/min. An account dashboard that helped customers keep costs down, avoid bill shock. Free voice and SMS roaming. An experience so good you won't want to leave, and will refer friends and family.
    Easy to forget that Ting made quite a few uncarrier moves before T-Mobile even created the term. 4-5 years ago.

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    1. I remember. My sister in law had the cheapest Sprint plan in 2012, $30+5 tax for 300 minutes/month. In months where she had a few long conversations, her bill jumped to as much as $80/month! Right after Ting introduced BYOD I moved her phone to Ting. Even with high local tax her bill was around $19 every month for the same usage, below 500 minutes. She was very happy with Ting.

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