MVNO Ting today announced that it will now allow GSM and CDMA devices to exist under the roof of a single plan.
According to a press release, Ting has signed an agreement with a GSM network provider. That service will go live in February of 2015 and will allow CDMA and GSM devices to coexist under a single Ting account, sharing minutes, talk and data.
Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows and Ting, called the move an “industry first.”
Noss hopes that by simply swapping a Ting SIM card into their phone, more people will be willing to try Ting. Potential customers can check their phone’s compatibility on Ting’s website.
“Our goal has always been a mobile market where customers and their devices can move between carriers as they see fit,” Noss said, in a statement. “Offering service for GSM devices, and sharing minutes, messages and megabytes on one account regardless of which network the device accesses, feels like the right next step.”
Ting currently has about 80,000 subscribers.
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