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Switch From a Contract Plan to Sprint MVNO Ting and Get Up to $75 of Your ETF Reimbursed

Sprint MVNO Ting announced a new promotion today that will help mobile contract users go contract free. If you switch from a contract carrier to Ting and owe your old carrier an early termination fee (ETF), Ting will give you a credit equal to 25% of your ETF up to a maximum of $75 per line.

This isn't the first time Ting has done an ETF reimbursement promotion. For a short time in January, Ting was reimbursing 100% of ETFs for customers who switched to the service. That promotion was limited to a total of $100,000 in reimbursements. Unfortunately the deal was so popular that the whole $100K was gone in minutes.  This time around, although the promotion is only 25% of the ETF, and capped at $75 per line, Ting says this is a permanent deal, not  a limited promotion.

Here's what you have to do to get the ETF reimbursement:

  • Activate a new device with Ting. It can be a new phone purchased from Ting, or from another source like Ebay or a Sprint phone that you already own.
  • Port your old phone number to Ting.
  • When you get your final bill from your old carrier showing your ETF amount, use a web form on the Ting site to upload a scanned copy or a readable photo or PDF of the final bill. 
  • Within two business days after you submit your documents, Ting will credit your account 25% of your ETF up to a maximum of $75 for each line that you move to Ting 
The reimbursement is per line so if you are on a family plan and switch multiple users and phone numbers over to Ting you can get up to $75 per line. 

Source, Image: Ting Blog



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  1. Wow! This is a permanent deal? What a great company! If I owe $300, they'll give me $75 to switch, leaving me to pay only $225. If I owe more than $300, I still get a whole $75, so I have to pay even more! If I owe less than $300, then I get less. Who could resist?

    Instead of that graphic of a lighter torching a contract, it would have been more appropriate to show the lighter burning dollar bills.

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    1. Perfect example of why math-challenged people stay on contract year after year. All they can compute is the cost of their ETF and the price of a new phone if they are ready to upgrade. They cannot calculate their monthly savings or a simple break-even point when switching to prepaid.
      The major wireless companies love people who can't do the math. They would probably pay for blog posts like the one above.

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  2. Web search 'Ting Coupon' and you can get another $25 off your Ting phone purchase. If you buy a refurb they give you a service credit instead (people used the original $50 credit to buy refurbs for resale and use on other Sprint MVNOs).

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  3. This offer probably won't attract a lot of people at the beginning or near the end of their contracts. They won't want to pay $225 or more for the ETF, or buy that new phone they want (near 2 years with their current one) for full price. Ting is probably aiming at people in the middle of the contract, say 10-14 months in. After a year, the EFF may be down to $150, and their phone is still working fine and looking decent. Ting offers $75 plus a $25 coupon which pays 2/3 of the remaining ETF. $50 to get out of the contract and start saving, and the phone is good for another year. Even if they save only $15/month compared to a Sprint contract, they will get the $50 back in about 3 months, and net $130 over the first year on Ting. They don't give up voice and sms roaming, good customer service and tech support, or a good user community.
    I think this offer will attract Sprint customers to Ting.

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    1. My math error. Discount is 25% of $150 in the example, $37.50 + $25 coupon, or $72.50. Half of the ETF as a discount, deal pays for itself in about 5 months, for 1st year savings of $107.50.

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    2. OK, OK; the discount is $62.50. 1st year net savings of $92.50. I am through with this.

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