Tucows branches out, enters mobile phone business.
Tucows, which owns one of the world’s largest domain registrars, officially launched mobile phone service Ting today.
In a press release, Tucows CEO Elliot Noss said:
“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.”
Ting offers simplified phone plans where you can purchase talk, text, and mobile allotments. If you use less of your allotment during the month you get a credit. If you go over you pay for the extra usage but not at a penalty rate.
The simplified service reminds me a lot of what Tucows did with Hover, a simple domain registration service.