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What is a financial eligibilty date (FED) and what does it have to do with my Sprint phone?

Sprint phone
Ting offers mobile service on a couple of different nationwide networks. Sprint is one of those networks. Any Sprint phone is compatible with Ting. However, to be eligible to activate with a carrier other than Sprint, that phone needs to be free and clear of any financial obligations to Sprint.

Sprint confirms a phone can move carriers by doing a financial eligibility check (FEC) to ensure that phone’s financial eligibilty date (FED) has passed. We’ll explain what that means. Read on!

Ting’s thoughts on the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint mergerWe’ve fielded some questions around the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger. We haven’t said too much because it’s a process. That process is now at a place where we can share our thoughts on the subject in more detail.

Consider this post the tl;dr of our 12-page letter to the FCC on the subject. We’re generally supportive of the proposed merger provided three main points are recognized and addressed. We also have some caveats and cautionary tales to share.

This post got pretty long itself, so here are those three central points in a more digestible format:

MVNOs like Ting, Google Fi, Republic Wireless, Consumer Cellular and others are the ones driving innovation, keeping prices down and service levels up. They need to be protected, especially if the “Big Four” carriers are to become three.

eSIM and other technology and standards allow Americans to take the cell phones that they own to any carrier they choose. The public demand for just this kind of innovation in device portability needs to be heard and honored if a merger is to be approved.

Canadian cell phone service sucks. Mostly because of an anti-competitive three carrier, no challengers system. Service is inflexible and expensive because no one has any reason to make it anything different. Americans would be fools not to heed this warning.

What is Ting Internet?

what is ting internet

What is Ting Internet?

Hey, we’re Ting. You may have met our team around town, seen one of our ads or heard about us coming soon to your neighborhood. Pleased to meet you. If you’re wondering what it is exactly we do, you’ve come to the right place.

Ting Internet is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that builds, lights and services fiber networks across the US.

Ting crazy fast fiber Internet is radically different from the old, slow and unreliable copper Internet connections we’re all used to. It stands to reason that Ting is radically different from the behemoth cable companies you’ve dealt with in the past.

International long distance calling at no extra cost

Call home for free this holiday season

On Ting, you don’t have to be afraid to use your phone to call long distance. The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, so if you’re away from your friends or family, just pick up your phone and give them a call.

You may not have heard that we added free international long distance calling to over 60 countries – you’ll just be paying our regular rates.

What is Ting?

What Is Ting

What is Ting?

Ting might refer to US cell phone service (Ting), the hip-hop meme (The ting goes) or the soft drink (Ting).

1) the cell phone service
Ting is a no-contract carrier that offers pay for what you use rates as opposed to requiring customers to select a plan. See What is Ting Mobile for more detail.
2) the meme
Here’s what we know: the ting goes “skrrah, pap, pap, kat-kat-kat, skibi-ki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrr boom!”
3) the soft drink
From the maker: “It’s a Paloma. A Montingo (sic) Bay. A tingle in the Dark. It’s whatever you need it to be. It’s a lightly sparkling citrus cocktail chameleon.”

So that answers that.

Ting, the cell phone service

As we said, Ting is a no-contract carrier that offers pay for what you use rates as opposed to requiring customers to select a plan. In this way, mobile isn’t a high fixed cost; a Ting customer’s bill can vary with how much they use each month. As a result, the average bill on Ting is just $23 per month. You can save $25 to get started with the promo code try.ting.com

What is Ting Mobile? Learn more about Ting

What Is Ting Mobile

What is Ting Mobile?

Ting is a no-contract carrier that offers pay for what you use rates as opposed to requiring customers to select a plan. In this way, mobile isn’t a high fixed cost; a Ting customer’s bill can vary with how much they use each month. As a result, the average bill on Ting is just $23 per month. You can save $25 to get started with the promo code offered at try.ting.com

How is Ting coverage?

Ting offers excellent coverage, nationwide. Ting customers receive the same coverage as Sprint and T-Mobile customers, including 4G LTE data where available. Find out which network is right for you; check out our coverage map.

What phones work on Ting?

Just about any unlocked phone will work on Ting, owing to the fact that Ting offers coverage on two nationwide networks. The latest iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Essential phone and other flagships work on Ting, as do entry-level flip phones as well as entry-level and mid-range smartphones like Motorola’s Moto E, G, X and Z ranges, to name a few.

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