Ting cellular service is now live nationwide, no ball and chain required
About a couple of months ago, we found out that internet hosting giant Tucows was getting ready to introduce a new wireless service to the U.S. market. Called Ting, it promised affordable monthly rates, flexible plans, and most importantly, no long-term commitment.
Well, the day has finally arrived. Riding on Sprint's airwaves, Ting is already operational across the U.S., so families and businesses that are looking for an alternative to their current wireless plans are free to check it out.
Here is how Ting works: first you need to go to the service's web page and purchase a phone online. Bringing your own device is not allowed at this time. There is a total of 8 handsets available at the moment:
So, what do you, guys and girls, think about Ting? Is anyone planning on switching in the near future? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments.
+- Press Release
Tucows Launches Ting - A New US Mobile Phone Service
Ting Promises "Mobile That Makes Sense"
TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX: TCX, TSX:TC), a global Internet services company dedicated to making simple useful services that unlock the power of the Internet, today announced the launch of Ting, a mobile phone service dedicated to bringing clarity and control to US mobile phone customers.
Small businesses and families in the US are overpaying for mobile service and underserved by their mobile service providers. With Ting, Tucows seeks to offer a fresh alternative by emphasizing clarity, usability, a sincere commitment to customer support and significant monthly savings.
"What people are forced to put up with from mobile service providers just doesn't make sense. It's too complicated, too opaque, too adversarial, too expensive and frankly too inhuman," said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows. "We're changing that. Ting is a mobile service that makes sense."
Ting has a very different approach to pricing than the major providers. Minutes, messages and megabytes are each billed separately. If customers use less of any than they anticipated, they are credited at the end of the month. If they use more, they are simply billed the appropriate additional amount, without onerous penalties or premiums. Businesses and families can pool an unlimited number of phones and data devices on one Ting account, offering even greater savings over other providers' more limited sharing options.
People considering Ting are encouraged to instantly calculate how much they'll save with Ting by entering past bills from their current provider into the Ting Phone Savings Calculator on the Ting site (http://ting.com/calculator).
The site offers customers clear, visual snapshots of their usage throughout the month and a great deal of administrative control over usage and device features.
The customer support team boasts a "no hold policy" from 8am-8pm ET Monday through Friday and "geek support" from smart, passionate people that are empowered to solve problems.
Ting is now available to US businesses and families at Ting.com (http://ting.com).