Question related to Cellular Data and restrictions..

Joshua Goldbard j at
Thu Dec 5 01:07:46 UTC 2013

Ting is an MVNO (just like my company 2600hz) and while it would violate the terms of my NDA to confirm the 10x number I can say that we found it to be prohibitively expensive.

One should be aware that, just like in the IP transit world, the small players have different rules than the big kids. It might be prohibitively expensive for us, but it's a different order of magnitude for a carrier like Sprint proper.

Hope that helps.


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On Dec 4, 2013, at 2:59 PM, "Henry Yen" <henry at> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 22:18:12PM +0000, Joshua Goldbard wrote:
>> ...  When you send your data
>> over a partners network it raises your wireless company's cost of
>> delivering service, in some cases so much so that you become
>> unprofitable.
> Some folks over at Ting(.com) suggest that the cost for data roaming is as
> high as ten times that for voice/SMS roaming, which is why they don't charge
> extra for the latter, and do not at all provide the former.
> -- 
> Henry Yen <Henry.Yen at>               Aegis Information Systems, Inc.
> Senior Systems Programmer                       Hicksville, New York
> (800) AEGIS-00 x949                             1-800-AEGIS-00 (800-234-4700)

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