Ting is an MVNO (or mobile virtual network operator) wireless carrier that provides service in the United States using Sprint's CDMA, 4G WiMAX, 4G LTE and EV-DO network. Launched in February 2012 by Tucows, Ting has also announced that they will add support for a GSM network as well, though they have yet to name the network. Ting service does not require a contract, rather plans are prices in various tiers for voice, text, and data. Unlike other carriers where set limits are placed, Ting adjusts these month-to-month to match actual service usages.
Devices can be purchased via Ting's website to use on the network, and are generally the same models as popular Sprint devices. Ting has also recently added limited support for Windows Phone 8 devices.
09 December 2014
When it comes to which carrier to use for your smartphone there are two main considerations to take into account: cost and coverage.
Although landing an AT&T or Verizon account may yield impressive coverage, the cost may be difficult for some to swing every month. This fact is even more pertinent with the wider availability of free and ubiquitous Wi-Fi networks. The quality of the coverage also matters in relation to your work and home life. Once again, AT&T or T-Mobile could be amazing, but if you get zero bars at home, their service is useless.
Recently, I spent some time using Ting in the US. Never heard of 'em? No worries, as I tested them out for a few weeks.
24 February 2015
Ting's GSM network, which it announced late last year, has officially entered into an open beta. Previously, customers could test the network out on an invite-only basis....