Customers using an unlocked Sprint iPhone 5 may be able to use their device on MVNO Ting as soon as next week. Ting is known for operating without contracts and billing based on customer usage. The carrier currently supports both the iPhone 4 and 4s, unable to offer the iPhone 5 until after the release of the 5s and 5c. Apple’s quality demands and deals between Apple and the larger carriers like Sprint make it more difficult for operators like Ting to get their hands on the iPhone until they prove themselves, according to 9to5Mac:
Ting’s iPhone support was originally not advertised on its website due to its deal with Apple and Sprint that required it to operate in a sort of beta mode until it proved capable of supporting iPhone customers, representing the brand, and properly screening for lost and stolen devices. It’s apparently been able to do that as it now advertises the ability to activate an iPhone 4 or 4s.
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