Is there any data at all out there on how many customers Ting has at the moment? Ting does not reveal any info on that, they have just said that information will be in quarterly TCX reports. Any of you guys know?
Besides the 10Q you can also read the last conference call transcript. In it they state, "During the quarter, we added approximately 3,000 new accounts and approximately 4,500 new devices bringing the total number of accounts to more than 5,000 and the total number of devices to more than 8,000......Since the beginning of June Ting is consistently averaged nearly 6% customer growth per week. And this number has not show signs of abating. We believe all of this bodes well for the future......
At least 2. I have one account with them with one phone, and my mother and her husband have another account with 2 phones.
If that count doesn't help, go to Ting's website, and look at the chatter on the message/help boards. They are still getting the kinks out of activation of phones, and they need to send better marketing materials with their phones along with better instructions related to the Ting system, but they seem to have good customer service and are receiving praise for that.
It seems Ting could give Tucows a good diversified cash-flow unit. They just need to market it more robustly, maybe by combining some elements of their current services with Ting and take out some newspaper or web ads. But I suspect they want to get the system more efficient before they do that. They seem to be on their way.