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
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).
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