Ting to pay up to $350 to reimburse switchers for their ETFs, setting aside $100,000 for the promoAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Ever been interested in checking out Sprint MVNO Ting and its contract-free service, but avoided actually doing so because you're already in a contractual relationship with another operator? If so, Ting will soon make breaking up with your current carrier easy, as it's announced that it's set aside $100,000 to pay for the early termination fees (ETFs) of customers that switch to its service from another provider. The program will kick off on Feb. 1 and run through the end of the month, and Ting will pay out up to $350 per line to cover ETFs. The cash will be given out as a Ting service credit that doesn't expire.
In order to take advantage of this deal, interested customers can buy a Ting handset and then activate it once Feb. 1 rolls around. Then users will need to send Ting a scan or PDF print screen of the final bill from their old carrier, ETF included, and they'll receive a $350 service credit. Ting offers several different bucket sizes of minutes, messages and megabytes for customers to choose from, and it's also got a pretty wide selection of Android smartphones, including LTE-capable handsets.
This new offer looks like a pretty nice way to check out Ting for anyone that's been curious about the service since its launch last year. It's also worth mentioning again that Ting is a prepaid provider, so customers won't get a subsidy when buying a new handset (though there are some cheap, sub-$100 options), but that also means that there won't be an ETF waiting for anyone that decides to ditch Ting at some point. What do you all make of Ting's new offer? Does it have any of you considering a switch?