These little earthquakes are likely in prep for the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger - and the strong possibility that Sprint will need to sell off Boost in order to make it happen.
In Early June of 2019, RedPocket (an MVNO offering capped data plans on T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) announced that they had acquired FreedomPop. According to reports, the sale was FreedomPop's parent company's (STS) way of preparing to bid for Sprint's prepaid brand, Boost Mobile.
Shortly after RedPocket's announcement was made public, Ting announced (via tweet) that they had acquired a portion of FreedomPop - but didn't state which portion. And, since FreedomPop owns UNREAL, Ting has acquired a portion of that service too.
Today, Ting announced that they are taking over FreedomPop's (and UNREAL's) Sprint service lines - phone numbers and all. Those folks who have Sprint lines through FreedomPop or UNREAL can choose to activate their lines under Ting - or migrate to another service.
Ting is touting a special offer for this specific subset of folks (the FreedomPop/UNREAL Sprint users):
- 20GB of data (with unlimited talk & text) for $20
Other than these MVNO developments, no statement on movement of Boost Mobile from Sprint has been made.