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Use You Own Sprint iPhone 5 On Ting Starting Mar 11

According to Sprint MVNO Ting's blog, starting sometime in the afternoon next Tuesday Mar 11, it will finally be possible to activate to a used Sprint iPhone 5 on Ting. Although that doesn't sound very ground breaking, Sprint is very controlling about which phones they will or won't let their MVNOs activate. Up to now only Ting, Straight Talk and Net10 have been able to activate any iPhones and they have been limited to the iPhone 4 and 4S. As always, your iPhone needs to have a clean ESN, meaning that it hasn't been reported lost or stolen or flagged by Sprint for non-payment.

Ting's blog post also says that they will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 starting in mid-April for around $600, with the "All NewHTC One" arriving in May.

Ting is a no-contract postpaid Sprint MVNO that uses a unique tiered pricing model with prices stating at $6 per month plus taxes. For details about Ting's service and plans see Prepaid Operator Profile: Ting or visit Ting.com

Update 3/11/14: As promised, iPhone 5 activations are now working on Ting.

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  1. wow. very tempted to try this. my aunt has ting. she's using it on a dumb flip phone. my assumption is that will be able to use a sprint iphone 4/4s/5 on ting (not just the 5)?

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  2. From the Ting device update: "We’re happy to announce that as of April 30 of this year, Sprint network compatible Samsung Galaxy S4s and the HTC Ones purchased from somewhere other than Ting will be able to make the move to Ting."
    https://ting.com/blog/device-update-imminent-device-additions-and-a-look-into-the-future/

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  3. Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Saturday it is cutting wireless data charges for individual customers who have no annual service contract, as the No. 2 U.S. mobile operator attempts to better compete with rival T-Mobile US Inc.

    Customers having one smartphone with no annual service contract will now pay $65 per month instead of $80 for a plan that includes 2GB LTE wireless data, unlimited talk and text messaging, unlimited international messaging and 50 GB cloud storage. Customers with two smartphones will now pay $90.

    The latest plan follows price cuts AT&T announced last month for families and customers who share large data plans, as well as its offer of a $200 credit to customers who switch to its network.

    AT&T has been fiercely competing with smaller rival T-Mobile U.S. after T-Mobile spent several quarters directly marketing to AT&T customers. T-Mobile, a long-time industry straggler, was able to report three full quarters of customer growth after four years of losses.

    Separately on Friday, T-Mobile said it was doubling to 1GB the amount of LTE wireless data it was providing with its flagship Simple Choice plan, which costs $50 a month, and also includes unlimited talk and domestic and international text messaging.

    AT&T previously said that T-Mobile's efforts only concerned the most cost-conscious customers, who are not its or market leader Verizon Communications Inc's primary targets.

    All four U.S. wireless providers, including Sprint Corp, have made price adjustments as they attempt to sustain growth in a mature market built on stealing growth from competitors.

    While discounts are always welcomed by consumers, the intensifying competition is a new challenge to a U.S. industry long used to imposing its will on consumers, and analysts fear it could result in the loss of billions of dollars of revenue.

    (Reporting by Soham Chatterjee. Editing by Andre Grenon

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  4. Would you be able to bring over the Boost or Virgin versions of the iPhone?

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    1. No, Sprint doesn't allow Virgin and Boost Mobile phones to be activated on its MVNOs.

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    2. No, unfortunately, Boost and Virgin models are not allowed. You can only bring over phones from a postpaid Sprint account (if they are more than a year old), or phones from another Sprint MVNO. This is in order to prevent fraud and to protect Sprint's very considerable investment in subsidies for phones on their branded postpaid service, which would be a huge loss for them otherwise.

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  5. > Customers having one smartphone with no annual
    > service contract will now pay $65 per month
    > instead of $80 for a plan that includes 2GB LTE
    > wireless data, unlimited talk and text messaging,
    > unlimited international messaging and 50 GB
    > cloud storage....

    this must be for AT&T postpaid plans because the AT&T GoPhone prepaid $60 plan already has unlimited voice & txt plus 2 gig of data. and AT&T GoPhone has 4G LTE. so in terms of dollar amounts, GoPhone is the better deal.

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