LAS VEGAS--A top Ting executive said that around 40-50 percent of the MVNO's new customers are coming through its newly launched bring-your-own-device program. And separately, the CEO of Ting's parent company, Tucows, announced that Ting would "cross over the breakeven threshold" in the fourth quarter of this year.
A new Sprint Nextel MVNO, Zact, is taking aim at the Tier 1 carriers--including T-Mobile US' new "uncarrier" strategy--by giving customers granular control over their plans, including the ability to change them on the fly.
T-Mobile USA MVNOs Ready SIM and Solavei confirmed that they will start offering LTE service once T-Mobile launches its LTE network later this year.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting said it plans to add Microsoft Windows Phone 8 smartphones to its lineup later this year, following Sprint's embrace of the platform.
Ting, the Sprint Nextel prepaid MVNO, said it will pay up to $100,000 to customers who incur an early termination fee by switching to Ting.
Unlike traditional operators that are extremely hesitant to talk about new services until they are live and launched, many new MVNOs seem to relish providing the media with details of their planned offerings months before they are real.
Ting, the Sprint Nextel prepaid MVNO, said it will launch a beta test of its bring-your-own-Sprint-device program this week. The company said it will not charge users an activation fee for porting a Sprint device to the Ting service.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting has started selling a handful of smartphones that run on Sprint's growing LTE network, becoming the first U.S. MVNO to offer LTE service.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting will launch a bring-your-own-device program in the fourth quarter that will allow customers to bring any Sprint device onto Ting's service rather than buying a new phone with Ting. As a prepaid MVNO, Ting charges full price for its devices since it does not subsidize them.
With the recent launches of companies such as FreedomPop, Republic Wireless, Ting, RingPlus, Solavei and more, there seems to be a growing number of mobile virtual network operators in the U.S. wireless market. Most of these companies are promising inexpensive mobile data and voice services, often at a fraction of the cost of similar services being sold by traditional operators.