DISH and Tucows Inc. announced today that Tucows will be the wireless retail business partner of DISH. As part of this agreement, DISH has also acquired Ting Mobile assets, including customer relationships. The acquisition supports DISH’s long term goal to disrupt the current mobile industry in the US, but will also make DISH more competitive in the global mobile industry.
“Today, we welcome Ting Mobile customers to DISH,” said John Swieringa, Group President, Retail Wireless and DISH COO. “Ting Mobile is a great brand that stands for better value in wireless, and we are eager to begin delivering our award-winning customer service to Ting subscribers. Our agreement with Tucows will accelerate our digital and operational capabilities in wireless. Elliot and his team have a strong track record as entrepreneurs and innovators, and we are excited to partner with them on our wireless venture.”
As of August 1, 2020, most Ting Mobile customers in the US became DISH customers. These customers will continue to use their current phones and will enjoy the same rates and excellent customer experience. As with DISH’s recently acquired Boost customers, these Ting Mobile customers will have access to the new T-Mobile network.
“DISH has acquired a well-loved mobile brand, a loyal customer base and a proven platform,” said Elliot Ness, Tucows CEO. “Tucows will now refocus our mobile business on building and maintaining platforms that simplify complex systems while still maintaining strong, consistent cash flows. Ting Mobile customers will surely reap the rewards of a better cost structure, and the U.S. mobile industry has an aggressive competitor in DISH, a company well-positioned to disrupt the industry.”
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