Ting activates iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 now, support for iPhone 5 possibly soon
Sprint MVNO Ting has started offering long awaited support for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 through its BYOSD (Bring Your Own Sprint Device) program. Ting activates iPhone 4S and 4 in beta stage currently. However, provided information on its website on how those who bring qualifying Sprint iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 can make it work on Ting, seems to apply to everyone.
Existing Ting customers, however, have received an email from Ting at the beginning of this month. The email informed customers that activating iPhones is supported now and that they can bring their own Sprint iPhone 4S or 4 and activate it with Ting’s prepaid service plans.
You recently told us that you might be interested in using an iPhone on Ting.
We appreciate your interest and your patience and we are thrilled to share that we have launched a private beta program to start quietly letting select customers bring inactive Sprint iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S devices to Ting.
We want to emphasize that this is a beta program. We are only reaching out to a handful of customers so we can monitor the experience carefully.
Please don’t tell or invite others to the beta until we publicly launch the program.
If you need to, you can buy an inactive Sprint device from our partner Glyde, or, alternatively, Swappa, eBay or the marketplace of your choice.
Please note any device you attempt to activate must be inactive and must not be reported as lost or stolen. Learn how to locate the Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) for your device here. You will be asked to enter it at the first step of the Bring your Device to Ting process.
Please note that at this time, MMS messaging may not work under certain circumstances. We expect that this limitation will be resolved in the next week or two.
We have additional documentation on bringing and activating your iPhone here. Of course, if we can help at all, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 1-855-846-4389.
According to sources of 9to5Mac, Ting iPhone support is now available due to a deal with Apple and Sprint, in which Ting needs to prove that it can provide proper support for iPhone users and represent the brand in a right way. In addition, the 9to5Mac source says that Ting will soon offer support for the iPhone 5 as well but now that Ting iPhone beta is launched officially, it’s no longer a surprise, it’s a next logical step.
Source: 9to5Mac, Prepaid Phone News