Multiple Account Logins for Ting

It would be nice if I could register additional email accounts to my account so that other members of my family could manage it.  While this might be too much to code for the initial roll-out, it would be to have the option of setting various permission levels for these secondary accounts.

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  • Thanks for the feedback, guys. This isn't something we've brought up to the features meeting in a little while, so I'll pass it on to the features request team to see what we come up with. I'll follow up after the meeting with what I find out.

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  • Add another vote for this. (Two actually)

    My wife and I are converting from Verizon and this is a feature of theirs that we will miss.

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  • My wife and I would like to see this, too.  Ideally, full access for both users.

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  • I'd love to see this feature implemented so my kids could track their account usage, but not be able to disable my features or those of their siblings!

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  • I would use it, especially with a formal API so I can hook up my own tracking and notification systems.

    The specific scenario I have in mind is allowing individual phone users to track their own usage (e.g. family member who's not directly paying the bill), while only the account holder can see usage for the entire account or set limits on individual phones.

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  • I would definitely use this. It's one of the things I like most about Verizon, how I am able to log in and check how many texts I have used for the month, even though I am not the account holder. Since no one in my family uses smartphones, this would be the easiest way to monitor minutes usage for the month.

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  • This idea would be perfect for people who would like to get their kids on the same plan with them.  I think this should get a higher priority.  When I was talking to a family member about Ting, this was literally the only thing stopping them from joining (so they told me lol).  They want their son and daughter to be able to check in on the buckets and make alerts, but not have quite full on access to everything on the dashboard.

    I can understand the back end coding isn't as easy as a snap of the fingers, but I believe this is one of those small things that ends up meaning a lot to families who would like to pool devices together :)

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  • I would love to see this done as well. Having multiple logins like we had back with Sprint would be very nice. 

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  • Yes, 3 up votes.  One for me, my dad, and my girlfriend.  I'm managing our account, and all they want to do is login and see their usage.  It would be super nice if I could give them guest accounts, or limited permission accounts, or whatever you want to call them.

    It is a feature that we have all used on other carriers in the past, I'm actually kind of surprised that you don't have such a system setup already!

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  • +4 for us. It would be nice if other users could monitor the usage but not have control of the account at my level.

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  • This would be an awesome feature! However, some limitations should be considered. For example, I have a phone on Ting and my fiancee has a phone on the same pool. Now I want to be in control of limits on my phone and on her phone, but I only want her to have the ability to make changes on her phone (my credit card is the one on file).

     

    But besides that little bit of extra security, has this feature been discussed or anything on Ting?

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  • Yes, I would like my daughter to be able to see her usage and perhaps modify her own settings, without giving her full access to the settings on all devices on the account.  Basically, the main ID on the account should be able to delegate privileges to subsidiary accounts.  I would think that any family who has multiple devices on Ting would want to use this kind of a feature.

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  • > we can imagine scenarios where giving multiple "users" access to the account would be a good thing

     

    i think that people in households in which more than one person is permitted to make decisions would appreciate this

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  • +2 Here

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  • Another +1 here.

    Could you just make a new version of the Android app with reduced functionality?  Maybe remove everything except the dashboard tab.  So long as it protected my password, I wouldn't mind setting it up on my son's phone.

    Obviously this wouldn't be a good answer for everyone, but it might be a (relatively) simple step in the right direction.

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  • +4 here.  My parents are brother are considering coming over to my account and are a little reserved because they wouldn't have their own account.

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  • Vote in favor.

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  • As someone who is about to join another person's service (presumably not on Ting) to my account, I was also curious if anything like this exists. In our case, I don't even care if she has full admin rights to the account - I just think it's strange that there can only be one set of "account info" per account... which means only one of our emails can be on file to get Ting news? Seems sort of silly ;). (I know you can set up notifications to any number of emails, I'm just talking about the email contact listed under "Account Info".)

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  • Another two votes here. Disappointed to discover this isn't supported.

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  • And +3 here. My ex-wife uses Ting, and our song uses it now on the phone we got him. To be able to show him his usage without his ability to change settings is a good thing.

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  • I want.  + as many votes as I have.  My wife and I use the account and would rather not share username and password.

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  • I don't need to worry about having different levels of "permissions" on the account, since I share it with my spouse who already knows my personal info anyway.  But, having a way for multiple people to log in to the shared account would be nice.  Since the billing method encourages group rather than individual accounts so that the devices share usage, you should expect that there are multiple people (and therefore multiple email addresses) per account.

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  • Ken, this feature request is 3 years old and still nothing....even after all these comments. I think it is quite obvious that TING has NO intention of making this happen. Like you said...it was never a part of your plan and therefore after three years i am concluding never will be. I can't believe you actually think we are a bunch dummies that can't figure out permissions. What a waste of a good app.

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  • UP votes here for my family...

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  • Add another 3 votes for this. We'd even be happy with having multiple email addresses receiving notifications.

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  • Another Plus vote from me.

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  • Greetings, I too would appreciate multiple users access to a single account with tiered levels of authority. We have currently have three devices and are looking to add a fourth to this account. I would appreciate my daughters have limited access to the account so they can manage their personal usage and notifications, but not necessary be able to change dad's account information.

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  • Add me to the list of people interested in this. I just signed up and will soon be adding my wife and 3 teenage daughters. Would much rather have them manage their own alerts and usage rather than me having to play traffic cop... or share the account password.

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  • Another vote from me.

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  • Thanks Tobias.

    We have thought a lot about this and we can imagine scenarios where giving multiple "users" access to the account (and even various levels of permission) would be a good thing. But for now we're holding off as we're thinking it might be overkill. 

    I'll put you down as one vote in favor. Despite having marked this as "Not Planned" for now I'd still like people to "up vote" this if they think they'd REALLY use it and of course, as always, comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers,

    Ken. 

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