Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pingo Local Access Number Outage Due To Hurricane Sandy

Dear Valued Pingo Customers,

As mentioned prior, Hurricane Sandy severely impacted our systems, causing widespread damage and power outages. Our dedicated employees worked day and night to get your service back up and running yesterday.

However we are currently experiencing connectivity issues using Local Access numbers due to service disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy.  At this time, we do not have a reliable estimate of when this problem will be resolved. As soon as we do, we will communicate that information. In the meantime, Pingo toll-free access is working normally.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. To fully investigate this matter, we are working diligently with providers that support over 60k Pingo Local Access numbers.

If you have experienced a problem using a Pingo local access number, we want to know about it. Please fill out the trouble shoot form so we can diagnose and resolve the problem.  

We truly appreciate your business and patience to allow us to restore the service.

Thanks for your continued support,

- The Pingo Team

Pingo Website & Service Are Now Restored

Dear Valued Pingo Customers,

Pingo Website & Service Are Fully Restored!

Hurricane Sandy severely impacted our systems, causing an interruption of Pingo service for several hours. Our dedicated employees worked diligently to get your service back up and running.

Regardless of what Mother Nature brings, our commitment to you remains stronger than ever.

Thank you for your patience, and as always, we greatly appreciate your business.


- The Pingo Team

Project Bread’s Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon

iBasis Project Bread Bowl-a-Thon scheduled for tomorrow evening has bin postponed since the bowling alley will be closed due to Hurricane Sandy in Boston.

Project Bread Bowl-a-Thon is part of our companies “Corporate Social Responsibility” to help a great cause.

Project Bread’s Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon

Sponsored by iBasis

Today, thousands of people in Massachusetts experience hunger because they cannot afford adequate food. Local families are struggling even more this year to put food on the table because of a recent rise in the cost of everyday food and the high cost of living in the state.

In fact, many families and individuals who never thought they’d need to ask for help are now having to decide between paying rent, getting medical care, or buying food. Money raised through Strike Out Hunger will help our neighbors get through the tough winter months that lie ahead.

Register today as a team captain, recruit teammates from your friends, family and co-workers, raise $650 or more per lane as a team and join us on October 30th for a good time while making a real difference.

Don’t have a team to join? Join Team Project Bread and have fun and meet others who are also passionate about ending hunger in Massachusetts!”

Looking at some old tweets from @TelphoneCard you can see some of the money we have helped raise for this local cause.

8:11 AM – 16 Nov 11

Pingo / iBasis Project Bread Bowl-A-Thon last night raised about $27,000 which was more then last year of about $22,000 for @WalkForHunger

9:15 AM – 3 Jan 11

80 bowlers from iBasis attended Project Bread Bowl‐a‐thon and raised almost 10k for a great #charity #cause.

Speaking of great causes….

store owner needed a micro loan to help buy supplies

Check out our post on

“Help the world with a FREE $25.00 micro loan (While Supplies Last). Sign up for Kiva now to make a difference. Please like & share this post to help spread the word!”

Check out the previous blog post we did about Kiva on how to “Fund the World with a Free $25 Kiva Micro Loan!

* Disclaimer

Photo in this post is owned and credited to The opinions expressed in the Bowl-A-Thon event details are those of Project Bread and do not reflect the opinions of iBasis. In addition, iBasis does not review the content for factual accuracy and therefore does not vouch for the accuracy of any facts contained in the quoted content provided by Project Bread.

Pingo Supports the New York Nigerian Independence Day Parade Celebration

Pingo was proud to help support the New York Nigerian Independence Day Parade Celebration with a booth at the parade & attend the Nigerian Cultural Night Events.

Check out the 100′s of photos we took at the Nigerian New York event images on flickr. Also watch, subscribe, like & share all the Nigerian Video’s captured on Pingo’s YouTube channel.  Amazing to see all the Green White Green Nigerian pride in New York City!

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