The success of Google Fiber has inspired Ting, which offers a low-cost mobile phone service, to get into the gigabit-broadband market.
The MVNO plans to support unlocked GSM handsets from an unnamed partner in February, but we've deduced that it's T-Mobile.
Last year's model iPhones are now supported on Ting's network. The service has no flat-rate plans; you pay for the minutes you use and the data you access.
The service is making some interesting moves in the BYOD arena, and without some of the compromises imposed by other low-cost carriers.
The Sprint reseller is the first mobile virtual network operator to offer Samsung's flagship smartphone.
And the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C should gain support for the wireless service later this year.
In honor of its two year anniversary, the Tucows-owned MVNO drops prices.
That price includes a full year of Amazon Prime, a $99 value all by itself. As for the phone, take it to the GSM carrier of your choice. Plus: a product I've never featured before!
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