Ting now accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S IIIAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Looks like the list of U.S. operators selling the Samsung Galaxy S III has grown once again. Ting, a Sprint MVNO, has reached out to tell us that it's now accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S III, which it'll offer in Marble White and Pebble Blue in both 16GB and 32GB sizes. The devices are expected to ship in three to six weeks. As for pricing, the 16GB models cost $529, while the more capacious 32GB versions are $579. If you need more incentive to pre-order, Ting says that it's going to select two GSIII pre-orders of the first two hundred and refund the price to those two buyers.
Ting also provided an update on its plans for other devices. The MVNO is now offering the white LG Optimus Elite for $193 and has cut the price of existing products like the white Galaxy S II and the Huawei Express Mobile Hotspot. When it comes to future products, Ting says that it's working on getting an LTE hotspot and mid-range LTE smartphone into its lineup. A Windows Phone device is also in the pipeline, but that's not expected until Q1 2013. Finally, Ting explains that it's "working hard" to offer the iPhone and it's "seeing some progress" in its plans.
Getting back to the Galaxy S III, it's good to see Samsung's flagship Android handset make its way to another operator here in the U.S., especially considering that it's only been available on larger carriers for around a month now. The S III is the first LTE-capable product in Ting's lineup, and users will get LTE coverage where there's Sprint LTE service, which is currently live in 15 cities and will be hitting more soon. If the Galaxy S III on Ting sounds like it'd be up your alley, you can select your model from Ting's device list right here.
Ting Offers Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint’s 4G LTE Network
TORONTO, August 2, 2012 – Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of domain names and other Internet services, today announced that its mobile phone service, Ting, has made the Samsung Galaxy SIII available for pre-order on its website at ting.com.
Devices will ship in three to six weeks. The 16GB Samsung Galaxy SIII is at $529, the 32GB at $579. These will be the first Ting devices to use Sprint’s 4G LTE network. Both the 16GB and 32GB are available in Pebble Blue and Marble White.
"It’s a killer device,” said Scott Allan, Director of Ting. “We have a lot of potential customers who have been waiting for this. They won’t have to wait much longer.”
To thank customers for waiting the three to six weeks, Ting will pick two of the first two hundred pre-orders and waive the cost of the device entirely.
Samsung Galaxy SIII shoppers are strongly encouraged to go to the savings calculator at ting.com/calculator to determine how quickly their monthly savings on service will cover the upfront cost of the device.
After that, pre-orders can be placed at ting.com/devices.
Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over 11 million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Ting (http://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to U.S. mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).