Ting getting iPhone 5 support next week?

Ting getting iPhone 5 support next week?

Customers using an unlocked Sprint iPhone 5 may be able to use their device on MVNO Ting as soon as next week. Ting is known for operating without contracts and billing based on customer usage. The carrier currently supports both the iPhone 4 and 4s, unable to offer the iPhone 5 until after the release of the 5s and 5c. Apple's quality demands and deals between Apple and the larger carriers like Sprint make it more difficult for operators like Ting to get their hands on the iPhone until they prove themselves, according to 9to5Mac:

Ting’s iPhone support was originally not advertised on its website due to its deal with Apple and Sprint that required it to operate in a sort of beta mode until it proved capable of supporting iPhone customers, representing the brand, and properly screening for lost and stolen devices. It’s apparently been able to do that as it now advertises the ability to activate an iPhone 4 or 4s.

Are you glad to see the iPhone 5 come to a service like Ting? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: 9to5Mac

Joseph Keller

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SOV says:

A friend of mine has Ting in another city, and since Sprint service is solid in their area it's a win. He saves roughly 100$ compared to what I pay. If Sprint coverage is good in your area go for Ting. You will save money.

asuperstarr says:

Thanks for providing this information regarding this service. Someone will find this service useful in their area.

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blkhwks55 says:

How do you get an Unlocked Sprint iPhone 5? I’ve been trying to get Sprint to unlock my phone for 6 months and can’t get them to budge.

weberm13 says:

If they get the iPhone 6, I'll either go with them or stay with Straight Talk. I love not having a contract. I like the idea of Ting because they offer family plans, whereas Straight talk does not.