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Ting Mobile Running a Photo Contest and Referral Contest

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Everybody loves to get freebies, there's no doubt about that. With what Ting Mobile is currently offering, it's no surprise that many will become interested in the Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO.

Earlier today, Ting Mobile unveiled two promotions  it is offering for both customers and non-customers alike. The first promotion involves a photo contest that is open for non-Ting Mobile customers. The other promotion comes in the form of a referral contest, which is exclusively available for Ting customers.

Photo Contest


With regards to its contest, the MVNO will be giving away a total of 4 Moto Z2 Plays with Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mods. One lucky winner will also be the recipient of a Sony Alpha A6000 digital camera.

If you are interested in being part of this contest, all you need to do is share a few pictures of how you're spending your summer. You can post the picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use the #tingsummer hashtag to make sure you are included in this contest.

Ting will be picking out a winner every couple of weeks, and will be receiving the Moto Z2 Play with the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod. The winners will be announced by 5PM EST on these dates:

  • July 2
  • July 16
  • July 30
  • August 13

If you wish to join this photo contest, you have to make sure that you have submitted your photos by 9AM on announcement day so you can be eligible for the draw. If you submit your photo later than that time, it will be entered into the next set of entries.

Ting will then be posting the four entries on its Instagram account on August 15th. They will then be giving their followers a chance to vote for their favorite picture until August 22nd. By 5PM of that day, the photo with the highest number of votes will be the winner of the grand prize Sony Alpha A6000.

The good thing about this promotion is that it is open for anyone who wants to join the contest. Your chances of winning will not be affected by whether or not you are a customer of the MVNO.

Refer-a-Friend Contest

In addition to the photo contest, Ting Mobile is offering a refer-a-friend promotion. From June 11-July 11, Ting customers have a chance of winning a $100 Amazon gift card if they manage to successfully refer a friend using their unique referral link. With every referral you make, you have an entry and a chance to be among the ten winners of the gift card. Of course, your referral must sign up and activate service before the contest period is owner. The winners of the gift cards will be notified by July 16th.

This referral contest does not include the $50 bill credit that Ting Mobile gives when you have a successful referral. After the first referral, you will be entitled to a $25 bill credit for every friend that signs up with your referral link.



Source: BestMVNO

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  1. Contests are all the work with none of the pay.

    Just imagine your employer used a lottery system for paying wages.

    A few get paid while everyone else goes hungry, and it's so opaque that you can't tell if it's even rigged.

    I think less of any carrier using that kind of system for anything that requires more work than a simple button click to opt-in, or where they get something of value in exchange for giving you (as an individual who didn't win) nothing in return.

    In this case they get free publicity and advertising from volunteer shills who they're hoping will "do it for free," while anyone without a bunch of social advertising accounts is excluded.

    As for referrals, they get a new revenue stream while someone who's not you gets a $100 gift card.

    I may not have used Ting before, but I sure as heck never will after this stunt.

    Pay ALL your de facto laborers, Ting, not just a fraction of them.

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    1. Work? Exactly what work is involved to upload a photo to a social media account? It takes literally 1-2 seconds out of your day.

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    2. Photos, bruh. The plurality is key.

      You have to take the pictures, upload them, add the hashtag, and waste irreplaceable minutes of your time on earth just to be disappointed.

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    3. Winners enter contests, for fun and maybe a reward.
      Losers know deep down that they are losers, so they don't bother. Then they bash the idea of contests where people have fun and sometimes win.
      My wife is a winner. She wins a LOT of contests. She enjoys both entering and winning.
      I do the math, and rarely enter. I have only won two. But I still enter sometimes.

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    4. "Just imagine your employer used a lottery system for paying wages. A few get paid while everyone else goes hungry, and it's so opaque that you can't tell if it's even rigged."

      Which means no-one would work there. And the analogy vanishes in a whiff of "this has nothing to do with anything."

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    5. "I may not have used Ting before, but I sure as heck never will after this stunt."

      A very large number of top retailers, restaurants, and other businesses do give-aways/sweepstakes/drawings/contests like this. Your standards, while having nothing to do with anything, will keep you from so many places!

      That drive-up at McDonalds? Uh-uh-uh! They have a Monopoly-board give away. T-Mobile? The TMO Tuesday random prize! Scratch that carrier. Groceries at Food Lion? Oops. they have an X-Box Giveaway! Shell does free gas thingies... so don't fill up your car! Stay out of the lumberyard: they've been known to have drawings to win a lawnmower at grand opening events.

      If you apply the standard you apply to Ting consistently to all other companies, you will soon be riding a rusty old 1983 bicycle (found abandoned by its owner in bike rake because the brake system was all busted) around as you scrounge at dumpsters and garage sales and steal turnips from people's gardens.

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  2. Ting has the worst pricing model in the industry. Metered service is a scam on people that don't know their options. On Ting if you talk 1 min, send 1 text, and use 1mb you owe them $15 + tax. Any other service would give you unlimited talk, text, and 1GB for that price.

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    1. "Any other service would give you unlimited talk, text, and 1GB for that price."
      You are SO WRONG. Few, not 'any other' carriers can provide this.
      Buying unlimited when you don't need it is really DUMB, a worthless vanity, a waste of money. The average price for a Ting subscriber's line is only $23. When you add the extra value of roaming coverage, service dashboard and controls and sharing of resources across all account lines, Ting is the best choice for MANY very satisfied customers, especially families. Ting consistently ties with Consumer for the most satisfied customers in the US wireless industry.
      BTW, Consumer Cellular also offers metered service. 2.5M customers strong and still growing.

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    2. "Ting has the worst pricing model in the industry. Metered service is a scam..."

      Whoa, Hoss! you're about to ride that hyperbole horse right off the cliff there cowboy!

      Yu obviously have no idea what the word "scam" means... how do you apply it to anything that offends you somehow???

      I myself hold the opinion that Ting is rather overpriced. but they are very honest to deal with, and they describe their overpriced services honestly and provide exactly what they advertise. If you are a native English speaker, you would know that that is not a scam.

      Just because someone charges more than you want to pay for something doesn't automatically make them underhanded or deceptive, both of which are requirements for any sort of scam to be run.

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    3. > The average price for a Ting subscriber's line is only $23.

      Right on the front page Unreal Mobile is offering unlimited talk, text, and 1GB for $10 on Sprint. There are so many alternatives like Tello, Tracfone, PagePlus, WingAlpha, UltraMobile, Mint Mobile, Xfinity Mobile, or RedPocket that cost less than $15/month for unlimited talk and text.

      Ting is absolutely a scam. Their pricing is dishonest and built to penalize high usage. In fact Ting is trialing new unlimited plans because they're losing customers.

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    4. "Ting is absolutely a scam. Their pricing is dishonest and built to penalize high usage. In fact Ting is trialing new unlimited plans because they're losing customers."

      1) Crack a dictionary and look up the word "Scam". I suspect you will crawl away when you realize you are just throwing the word out here without regard to meaning.

      2) I am not a customer and find it overprice. But I looked at their prices and found them very honest. Or are you running on the idea that "high = dishonest" ?

      4) Ummmm. That is true of EVERY BUSINESS. Where the more you use of a service (or the more goods you buy) the more you pay. Or do you live in a world where if you buy one litre of soda at Walmart, your total bill is 99 cents, but if you buu 20 litres, your total bill is 18 cents?

      "Ting is trialing new unlimited plans because they're losing customers."

      That isn't evidence of any scam. however.

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    5. So many people here can't do the math on Ting rates, it's sad.

      $3 for 100min is $0.03/min, but $9 for 500min is $0.018/min
      $3 for 100mb is $0.03/MB, but $10 for 500mb is $0.02/mb

      This is the "breakage" model where you up-charge low-usage customers and discount high-usage customers. Instead of charging a consistent rate across tiers they are price-gouging their low-usage customers because that's where they make money (avg $23/month). This is a textbook scam and dishonest pricing. You're overpaying when you use less service. There are too many other MVNOs that offer more value (e.g. RedPocket, Tracfone).

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    6. "breakage" model where you up-charge low-usage customers and discount high-usage customers."
      Fake sadness. It's called a volume discount. Everybody loves volume discounts, except for the few who think they are ENTITLED to it even when they don't generate the extra revenue that made the discount possible. That thinking is greedy, envy, bad manners.

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    7. "Price gouging"???
      Hahaha ... only in the minds of those who think that carriers should provide them unlimited data for free.

      If you don't like what they charge, find another carrier. Problem solved. And then you will whine about by they don't give you unlimited free data as well.

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    8. "This is the breakage model where you up-charge low-usage customers..."

      You do come across as justifying greed and bad manners.

      The only time users are up-charged is when they pass a certain data-use threshold and are no longer "low-usage" customers. CC isn't up-charging low use customers AT ALL.

      "This is a textbook scam and dishonest pricing."

      No, it simply means that if you consume more, you get charged more. It's only a "Scam" in that you believe that any time companies don't give you everything for free, it's a "Scam".

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  3. "Their pricing is dishonest and built to penalize high usage. In fact Ting is trialing new unlimited plans because they're losing customers."
    Ting and US Mobile, among other TMO MVNOs offer metered accounts because that is the market they choose to serve. Comparing their pricing to pricing offered by other MVNOs who charge more and include unlimited data is like comparing a potato to a banana.

    Metered service works for those who don't want to pay $40 or $50 just for the security of having an open pipe to the internet. And, comparing pricing on Sprint MVNOs to TMO, ATT, or Verizon is also not a fair comparison as these networks are not the same.

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    1. Most MVNOs charge less than Ting and USMobile. For example, Red Pocket offers 500min, 500sms, and 500MB for $10 on all 4 networks. That costs $30 on Ting. That is such a huge scam.

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    2. "That is such a huge scam."

      No, it's a price difference. Why don't you go look up the meaning of the word "scam" and get back with us, okay?

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    3. Ting pricing and excellent Dashboard for controlling costs work very well for its many, satisfied customers. Especially families who don't want their kids to become mobile data addicts.
      Some people just can't control their impulses. Ting is not for them.

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    4. "Ting pricing and excellent Dashboard for controlling costs work very well for its many, satisfied customers"

      And for those who were very dissatisfied and left: I simply found their prices to be way too high. But you are right, their Dashboard is excellent and rather than being a "scam", they tell you what they will charge you and charge only that... and no more.

      Yeah, I don't like Ting. But unlike others, I won't scream "Scam!" or "Ripoff!" just because I simply found the prices for their services to be too high.

      "Some people just can't control their impulses"

      I think the only uncontrollable impulse is here is the one from those who scream bloody murder that carriers actually charge you to use data.

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  4. And while not a scam, the same plan on USMobile is $20 plus Federal tax. Still less than Ting. But neither plan is a scam. Some providers just charge more - they are allowed to do that!

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    1. Ting provides a lot more VALUE than US Mobile. I've used both. Value includes a lot more than price, and Ting delivers, with free roaming, excellent Dashboard controls, multi-network family accounts, great phone choices and the best customer support crew in the business. Better than Consumer Cellular, in my experience. Ting reps are trained to fix ANY problem. No waiting on hold for tech support transfers.

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  5. Ting's Pilot of Unlimited Plans:

    "1. Ting Unlimited Talk and Text - $15 per line/month
    * Includes your line fee
    * Data billed as used
    * Does not include international roaming/surcharges or taxes
    * Includes calling to 60+ countries at no additional charge

    2. Ting Unlimited Talk, Text and Data - $45 per line/month
    * Includes your line fee
    * We do not slow down your data
    * Does not include international roaming/surcharges or taxes
    * Includes calling to 60+ countries at no additional charge

    The plans are part of a new pilot program we are trying."

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