Ting Scores Samsung Galaxy SIII, Launching LTE Service, Debuting Product Roadmap

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News Posted: Fri, Aug 3 2012 10:32 AM
Well bully for Ting; the MVNO announced its latest product roadmap, and there are lots of goodies coming down the pike. First off, Ting has scored the Samsung Galaxy SIII (pictured below), which it will launch in tandem with its LTE service.

Ting uses Sprint’s LTE network, so users will get smoking fast mobile broadband wherever Sprint customers enjoy it, and they can do so on a nicely appointed smartphone. The SIII has a delightfully large 4.8-inch display (1280x720), runs Android 4.0 ICS, and sports a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 8MP HD camera, 16GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM under the hood. The phone can also function as a mobile hotspot for up to ten devices and enjoys Samsung’s spate of mobile tech including Beam and AllShare Cast.

In a blog post, Ting said that it will offer the SIII in Pebble Blue and Marble White in both 16GB and 32GB versions at $539 and $579, respectively, although the pre-order page has the 16GB option listed at $529. Ting expects the phones to ship and their LTE service to launch in 3-6 weeks.

But wait, there’s more! Ting also announced a pair of new phones on the roster. The LG Optimus Elite (in white) is now available, and both black and white version of the device are back in stock at under $200. The Samsung Transform Ultra is now in stock and costs $205; if you had the phone backordered, it will ship on August 6th.

Other new products launching soon for Ting customers include an “an LTE hotspot, a mid-range LTE smartphone, an inexpensive slider, an accessible phone for the visually impaired”, and a BYOD plan is also in the works.

Finally, if you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the iPhone to come to Ting, you should probably exhale and go about your life; the company says it’s been working on it, but there’s no news about it yet. However, a Windows Phone device should be coming to the network as soon as Q1 2013.
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Samsung Galaxy SIII, is one of the best smartphone market is very difficult to overcome, too expensive for my taste, but it's really amazing!

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The news that ting wont get an Iphone anytime is pretty disappointing, however the samsung phones have proven themselves more than able competitors to the apple cults favorite mobile phone.

i have always been a fan of phones that can become mobile hotspots, it takes the functionality and portability of a phone and transfers it to a laptop or other mobile device, it also makes you more popular on long trips.

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TMc replied on Sun, Aug 12 2012 6:54 PM

I signed up with Ting, and got the Ultra. It's a great little phone, just the right size for me. On vacation a few weeks ago we used the hotspot feature and saved some $ on wifi @ the airports for the tablet.

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Just got an S3 the other day and all I can say is it is on part with my tablet. 

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digitaldd replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 10:04 AM

For $500+ its not worth it, much better to just get a Galaxy Nexus direct from Google for $350.

 

 

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ReinMain replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 10:20 AM

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