You may not have heard much about Ting, a MVNO that offers pre-paid and affordable plans in the U.S. using Sprint’s network, but the mobile provider is sure to get more popular by announcing that it will be carrying some of the hottest smartphones of 2013, namely the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S IV.
Ting states in their blog that they are on deck to release the Galaxy S IV around the same time as other carriers, maybe even on launch day. The Galaxy S IV will be available for pre-order in six to eight weeks, and should ship a few weeks after that date. Ting is offering the device contract free, and should cost about the same as the unlocked version.
The HTC One has faced delays as of late, and Ting is claiming that the device will be available for pre-order in about 30 days, and shipping a few weeks after that. That, of course all hinges on HTC and when they get their One delays in check.
Other devices that Ting will offer include the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, and will be offering its first LTE device pre-orders in six weeks or so. Windows Phone 8 devices will make their way to Ting eventually, but no clear time frame as of now.
If you’re looking for a way to get your hands on some of the hottest handsets of the year sans-contract, check out Ting for some handsets that most other MVNO’s don’t offer.