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Ting opens up service to existing Sprint smartphone owners

12/11, 12:06pm

Tiered service carrier remains closed to iPhones, BlackBerry

Ting, the MVNO from Tucows, has opened up its service to customers with Sprint handsets. The "Bring your Sprint Phone" program allows users on Sprint to use the service, with seven handsets from Sprint's range being supported by the carrier, which happens to use Sprint's network to function in the first place.

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New carrier Ting promises cheaper rates, iPhone later

12/05, 4:40pm

Ting to use step-up, step-down plans

Best known for its file hosting, Tucows is planning a new virtual carrier based off of sprint that could lower the practical cost of a smartphone bill. Ting will drop overage fees in favor of automatic tier changes. Similar to an older Rogers plan in Canada, customers are bumped up to a new tier if they use more voice, messages, or data than included the plan, potentially saving hundreds of dollars over the course of service.

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