A La Carte wireless carrier Ting wants to buy you a coffee! Ting is offering up the promotion to the more than 2 million users of Verizon and At&T, the nation’s two biggest carriers. Just head on over to Ting’s site to get a unique $5 promo code for Starbucks! Free Starbucks!
If you enter your information into the app at ting.com/coffee, an estimation of your savings will be graphed out for you. Ting is confident that the numbers will speak for themselves, enough to put up $5 in Starbucks credit for each person that checks out the company’s prices. You will need to input your AT&T or Verizon account info, so Ting can match your billing against its service.
Ting offers pre-paid voice, data and messaging plans. It has a selection of devices available from higher-end Samsung Android phones all the way down to the cheapest dumb phones. The service piggy-backs on Sprint’s nationwide network coverage and the plans couldn’t be more bare bones. The best part about Ting is the complete lack of complexity in the billing process. All phones are combined under a single account, so whether you are an individual user or with a family, you can manage everything at once and adjust your plan accordingly. Each device is a minimum of $6 per month for basic service.
There are three categories of options on Ting plans: minutes per month, messages per month, and megabytes of data per month. You can select any combination of XS, S, M, L, XL, or XXL options for each of these to suit your needs. For instance, a medium minutes plan bundles 500 minutes for only $9/mo. Everything is very inexpensive. Best of all, Ting only bills you based on the plans you actually use, so technically you can select XXL for minutes, messages, and data, but only pay for medium plans if that’s all you used.
Head on over to ting.com/coffee and take a look. You might just decide Ting is the affordable option for you. Either way you’ll get free coffee! For more information, Ting’s complete announcement follows below!
Ting offers free coffee to 200m cellphone users
December 5, 2013 – Ting, a division of Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), announced today that they would buy a hot, freshly brewed cup of coffee for each of the 200 million AT&T and Verizon wireless customers in the United States. To earn their cup of joe, AT&T and Verizon customers simply need to check out how much they would save by switching to the upstart mobile service provider.
For one week, through December 11, the overbilled and undercaffinated can visit ting.com/coffee to participate. Participants will be asked to enter their AT&T or Verizon wireless User ID and password to automatically calculate their potential savings over two years based on actual recent usage and bills. At the same time, they will be provided a unique promo code worth $5 at any Starbucks location.
The account credentials will be discarded immediately after the calculation is performed.
“I may have just spent my marketing budget for the next three years on free coffee,” admitted Michael Goldstein, Ting VP of Marketing. “But people are shocked when they see how much they would save by switching to Ting. I think it’s worth the investment to get those numbers in front of them.”
Ting also wants to make sure their current customers get in on the fun. So they are inviting all their customers to take a friend out for a coffee (or maybe a muffin) and tell them how great Ting is.
Customers will then upload their receipt to get up to $10 credited to their Ting account.
Ting has no contracts, no overage penalties and no hidden fees. Minutes, megabytes and messages are each billed separately and customers only pay for the usage levels they actually hit. Businesses and families can have unlimited devices on one account and share usage for even greater savings. Active devices on an account cost just $6 per month. Ting offers a clear, usable website and smart, accessible people that are empowered to solve problems. Ting’s wireless network services are provided on the Nationwide Sprint Network
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