Ting has some decent plan options available for new customers, however the simple act of switching to Ting is sometimes the main issue. You see, Ting makes use of the Sprint network, which means those coming from Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile will need to buy another handset.

The carrier has announced a device swap promotional offer. For now this offer is only going to be available for a limited time and will require those considering a switch to buy and sell a device using Glyde. That said, this offer is open at this time and will remain open through June 30.

Details coming from Ting mention how those preparing to switch will need to sell their current (Verizon Wireless, AT&T or T-Mobile compatible) handset on Glyde. After they sell their phone, they will then need to buy a Sprint handset, also using Glyde. Ting mentions how the person will need to “buy the same Sprint model, capacity and condition” model for this to all work.

Once the buying and selling has been done, Ting will issue a “credit to cover any difference between what you spend (plus fees, taxes and shipping) and what you collect. For now it looks like the devices that are eligible include the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3.

Ting has a swap promotion page setup where you can read all the fine print, and also submit for reimbursement. Otherwise, while this is a limited offer for now, they have said this may expand to run longer, include more models and more options (aside from Glyde) in the future.