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Ting Offers Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint’s 4G LTE Network

TORONTO, August 2, 2012 – Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names and other Internet services, today announced that its mobile phone service, Ting, has made the Samsung Galaxy SIII available for pre-order on its website at ting.com.

Devices will ship in three to six weeks. The 16GB Samsung Galaxy SIII is at $529, the 32GB at $579. These will be the first Ting devices to use Sprint’s 4G LTE network. Both the 16GB and 32GB are available in Pebble Blue and Marble White.

“It’s a killer device,” said Scott Allan, Director of Ting. “We have a lot of potential customers who have been waiting for this. They won’t have to wait much longer.”

To thank customers for waiting the three to six weeks, Ting will pick two of the first two hundred pre-orders and waive the cost of the device entirely.

Samsung Galaxy SIII shoppers are strongly encouraged to go to the savings calculator at ting.com/calculator to determine how quickly their monthly savings on service will cover the upfront cost of the device.

After that, pre-orders can be placed at ting.com/devices.

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over 11 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Ting (http://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to U.S. mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

Media Contacts:
Emily Harris
Global Strategy Group
212-235-6239
eharris@globalstrategygroup.com

Ting To Launch Shared Data Plan Four Months Ago

TORONTO, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ – Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names and other Internet services, today announced that its mobile phone service Ting would unveil a shared data plan on February 2, 2012, four months prior to this announcement.

“Putting multiple devices on one plan was pretty straightforward,” explained Ken Schafer, EVP Products, “the main challenge was figuring out the time travel part.”

Starting February 2, 2012, Ting customers will be able to share data, as well as voice and texts, across unlimited devices on one account. Each active device will cost just $6 a month. The value gets better as the total usage increases, amounting to huge potential savings for businesses and families. There are never any overage penalties or premiums and there are no limits or fees on features like tethering.

“Again, we think this just makes sense for mobile phone users,” explained Tucows CEO Elliot Noss. “People are wasting a ton of time and money on multiple accounts.”

“I think we showed tremendous initiative and hustle by launching this in the past. It appears our competitors will be following suit in the near future.”

While the Ting announcement actually comes a day after the big shared data plan announcement from Verizon, the Ting plan itself will precede Verizon’s June 28 launch by nearly five months.

Check out the Ting blog at ting.com/blog for the complete story, the Ting plans at ting.com/plans for more details on rates and features and the Ting savings calculator ting.com/calculator to see how much money you could be saving.

Noss also hinted at plans to launch a shareware site.

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over 11 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Ting (http://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to U.S. mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Emily Harris
Global Strategy Group
212-235-6239
eharris@globalstrategygroup.com

Ting Designates May as ‘Dump Your Contract Month’

Launches Promotion to Buy Consumers Out of Mobile Phone Contracts

TORONTO, May 1, 2012 – Ting, a new mobile phone service provided by Tucows (NYSE AMEX:TCX), today announced the launch of Dump Your Contract Month, a month-long promotion that encourages consumers to break free from their current cell phone contracts.

Every day throughout the month of May, one sweepstakes winner per day will receive compensation for the early termination fees tied to their current cell phone contract (up to $300 per prize). There’s a limit of one entry per person, per day, but everyone can enter once each day for a chance to win. All U.S. residents aged 18+ that are currently in a mobile phone service contract can enter the sweepstakes. Just complete and submit the online entry form at ting.com/dyc.

“Every day, we hear people lament they are ‘stuck’ in a contract with a mobile provider that they would prefer to leave.” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows. “In fact, for years, Americans have unquestioningly accepted financing on phones, long-term contracts, overage penalties and other conditions that are not truly in their best interest. We want to expose these practices and introduce a better approach.”

Ting has no contracts, no overage penalties and no hidden fees. Minutes, messages and megabytes are each billed separately and customers only pay for what they use. Businesses and families can have unlimited devices on one account and can pool together usage for greater savings. 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.

“Dump Your Contract Month is a fun way to give just a few folks that taste of freedom,” said Noss, “and maybe get thousands to rethink their current relationship with their mobile phone provider.”

About the Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Runs 5/1/12 to 6/1/12 with 31 daily drawings. Total maximum ARV of all prizes: $9,300. Open to U.S. residents, age 18+, who are in a mobile phone service contract. Void where prohibited. To enter and for details, see Official Rules at http://ting.com/dyc/rules

About Tucows

Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over 11 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Ting (http://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to U.S. mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

For further information:
Media Contacts:

Emily Harris
Global Strategy Group
212-235-6239
eharris@globalstrategygroup.com