There are many people in the country who don’t go with major carriers and opt for mobile virtual network operators, or MVNOs, which piggyback off of the networks of these major carriers. This provides users with coverage that they need without any of the contract hassles, and MVNOs generally have straightforward plans, making them a very compelling option for anyone looking to dump major carriers altogether. Ting is one such MVNO and now it gets support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Ting is one of the many MVNOs that use Sprint’s mobile network, others include FreedomPop, Boost, Virgin and Straight Talk. Starting today Ting will start activating unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models on its network provided that those iPhones are optimized for Sprint.
Reports suggest that Sprint is doing away with the requirement that restricted MVNOs to last generation devices. They usually had to wait for at least a year to support latest devices, and if that requirement would have still been in place, Ting wouldn’t have opened up support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus until at least fall 2015.
According to Michael Goldstein, vice president of marketing at Ting, the MVNO is also going to start supporting GSM phones in the very near future, so it wouldn’t be locked to a specific carrier’s devices. Users will immediately be able to bring on a new device to Ting and get it activated.