Update: This no longer works. :( Sprint updated their policy requiring any prepaid device to be active on the original carrier (in this situation, Boost Mobile) for 1 year prior to being allowed to move to another MVNO or Sprint itself. See further explanation from Ting here: https://ting.com/blog/changes-to-the-byod-program-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/
I know a lot of people are interested in the Moto G, so I thought I would share my experience with activating one on Ting so others can do the same. Please note that the Moto G is NOT officially supported by Ting at this point. I am just another Ting customer. The following guide is a short-hand version of what can be found on my blog including lots of screenshots and very detailed instructions for beginners: http://www.reviewtechnica.com/2014/06/how-to-activate-moto-g-on-ting.html
Everything including voice, SMS/MMS texting, and 3G data work perfectly for me except* for creating a WiFi hotspot/tethering, which do NOT work.
- Buy a Boost Mobile Moto G. I got mine new from Amazon for $79, but they are also available from local stores like Target or Best Buy.
- Go through the normal BYOD activation sequence by following the instructions here: https://ting.com/byod
- When you are done with that, turn the phone on... it should go through a hands-free activation and voice, regular texting (SMS), and data should be working.
- You should be good to go! Hopefully Ting will be able to sell the Moto G and officially support it soon, but until then you can try this route if you are adventurous and do not care about tethering.
*Note: rooting and installing a custom ROM such as cyanogenmod resolves the issue with tethering/WiFi hotspot.