I think it's really awesome to have a phone company with a hacks section. I'm looking for ANY Ting phone. I'll be honest, if it has a broken screen I can't do much with it. Read: anything. (I currently have a phone with another carrier, can't afford to replace it even with their cheapest model.) But if the phone you have restarts, does something funny, loses power quickly, or anything like that it would be perfect. And I might be able to work up an alternate power source or something and let someone use it for development after the ESN/MEID is harvested (and likely wiped to prevent conflicts).
Additionally, on the cloning, there are TWO 3G frequencies, one for T-mobile and another carrier, and another for the rest. I don't think sprint is either so T-Mobile and one other carrier (who uses sim cards) will NOT work for ting under any circumstances, even with MEID cloning, as far as I know.
Anyway, if anyone has one to spare, to barter, or to sell for cheap (after I acquire an android phone... which could take a while. And I'm not too sure of this one), let me know.