Off-contract, unsubsidized phones aren't cheap. It would be great if customers (in good standing) could make payments for new devices.
For example, if I made on-time payments for the past 12 months, I could pay for a new $299 Moto X for the next 12 months. A month for a month, 12, 24, 36 month plans maybe; depending on how many months you've been a Ting customer in good standing. If I cancel service before the device is paid in full, my automatic billing method (required) would just be charged the difference.
So $299/12 months would be $25 more per month on my bill. Much easier on my wallet than paying $299 up front!
I understand Ting would basically be subsidizing the cost of the new device up front and that may not be financially feasible or prudent, so maybe team up with a bank to offer a 0% interest line of credit, like a store account, using the same month for month qualification?
What do you think, Ting?