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Can we BYOD a Nexus 4 from Google Play?

rory mcallister
posted this on May 22, 2013 23:50

Subject says it all.  Just wondering.  I'd like this instead of the older Gnex if possible.  I'm unable to find anything searching on it.

 

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Rocky Hinten

No--different physical technology.  The Nexus 4 from Google is a GSM phone, where it needs a SIM card from a provider to connect to the network.  Only AT&T and T-Mobile's networks use SIM cards in the U.S.  Ting runs on Sprint's network, which uses CDMA phones, so that model isn't compatible.  The full list of phones that can be brought over is here:

https://help.ting.com/entries/22567167-Bring-Your-Sprint-Device-to-...

May 23, 2013 11:30
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Katie Lai
Ting

Thanks Rocky!

Rory, since we operate on the Sprint network, we can only bring Sprint-branded phones to Ting. The link that Rocky posted is the definitive list of BYOD-able phones!

The only Nexus phones we can bring to Ting right now are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Nexus S. Hope this helps!

May 23, 2013 12:12
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William Gilbert

If the nexus 4 doesn't work on your network, because it uses a sim card, then how can the nexus 5 use a sim card on your network and be ok. What am I missing? From what I read if I get a ting sim can shouldn't I be able to use my nexus 4 on your network?

February 11, 2014 10:26
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Bruce Osborne
Ting Army
The Nexus 4 does not have a CDMA radio. The Nexus 5 has a CDMA radio that is turned on when it sees a Sprint / Ting SIM.
February 11, 2014 10:58
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Martin Mitchell
Ting

Hi William.  As Bruce indicated, the Nexus 5 that can be used on Ting activates as a CDMA device and the SIM card is used only for LTE connection.  The Nexus 4 would not be accepted as an eligible device when you tried to add it to your Ting account as it is currently unsupported.

February 11, 2014 10:58
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roberta mirabal
Is Ting working on welcoming nexus 4 anytime soo?
March 07, 2014 17:37
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Rocky Hinten

They can't.  As you'll see in the discussion above, the Nexus 4 does not have the right technology in it to work on Sprint's network, and as long as Ting is a reseller of Sprint, that's not going to be able to change.  The Nexus 4 is a great phone and a great price, but it is a GSM type of phone, so it can only work on AT&T or T-Mobile networks.  There are several other reseller providers that use those networks.

March 07, 2014 18:29