1. Are phones purchased directly through Ting's website unlocked? (i.e., if I'm unhappy with the service, can I easily take the phone to another carrier?)
2. I'm looking at a couple different potential smartphones through Ting ($150-200 range). Looking at the same model on Ting compared to other retailers (Amazon, etc), I see the same phone is priced ~$50 less on Ting. Can anyone explain the difference to me? Are they truly unlocked? Do they come with ads/bloatware/etc?