Ting now has an open beta program for those who want to use T-Mobile’s network instead of Sprint

Ting SIM

Are you a casual phone user who hates “one size fits all” plans, like what T-Mobile and other carriers tend to offer? Maybe you only need 50 minutes a month. Maybe you don’t use SMS at all. Maybe you’re always on WiFi, but you still want a data connection – but only when you absolutely need it.

Ting is an MVNO who has been making waves lately, due to its transparent pricing model that only charges people for what they use. It’s seen a lot of success while operating on the Sprint network, but what if you could take your Ting service to T-Mobile instead, especially if Sprint is congested in your area or just doesn’t offer good coverage?

Lucky for you, Ting is beta testing GSM service on T-Mobile’s network, and it’s now open to everyone. (Previously, it was on an invite-only basis.)

You’ll need to bring your own unlocked GSM phone, and pay for a $9 universal SIM card. You can have CDMA and GSM devices on the same account, but once a number is activated on a Ting SIM card, that SIM is always tied to your phone number. This means you can’t port a different number to the same SIM later, but since SIMs are only $9, that’s not a huge deal.

If you want to try it out, check out the source link below.

[Ting via Android Police]

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