You asked, we answered--you can now bring your eligible iPhone to Ting! If you need answers to some of your burning questions about making the leap to Ting with your iPhone in hand, just check out the FAQ below.
Got a GSM iPhone from AT&T or T-Mobile? Click here for information on bringing those devices.
Need a CDMA iPhone? We can help with that!
If you'd like a CDMA iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c or 5s, check out our shop page to purchase directly from Ting or our preferred partner, Glyde.
Prefer to weigh more options? That's fine too. Feel free to check out some other online retailers like Swappa, Amazon and eBay. Just make sure to search for Sprint®*-branded iPhones.
Nano SIM Cards for iPhone 5, 5c and 5s
If you purchase your CDMA iPhone from a traditional retailer it will come with a SIM card already installed and you don’t need to purchase one from Ting. If you’re purchasing from a private seller and you’re not sure if the SIM card is included, you can purchase one from our shop page. You’ll need this SIM card to get the phone activated properly.
To get a SIM card for your CDMA iPhone 5, 5c or 5s click on the links below:
To check if your device qualifies, follow these three steps;
1. Make sure your device is a used, inactive Sprint®* branded device that has not been reported lost or stolen.
2. Check your model number, which you can find in small print on the back of your phone (the model will start with the letter A followed by 4 digits). Your model will need to be one of the following to work on Ting:
Make sure to note your ICCID as well. You'll need that to activate your device.
NOTE: Your MEID will be listed in the hexadecimal form on your phone so compare it to the ESN/MEID HEX in your Ting account.
What about the iPhone 6?
Patience, Padawan learner. It's a good bet we'll be able to bring those over to Ting around the end of 2015, but of course, that's just an estimate. We'll announce it as soon as it's a sure thing.
My iPhone model is in the Whitelist but I get an error when I try to add it to my account.
Contact us here with your ESN/MEID so we can check on it for you.
I have an iPhone from Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. Can I bring it to Ting?
Not yet, but soon you will be able to. Click here for more information.
How do I know if there's an Activation Lock on the iPhone I've purchased?
If you've purchased an iPhone directly from Ting or a standard retailer then there won't be an Activation Lock on your phone. However, if you've purchased from a private seller, you'll want to check this. For more information on checking if there's an Activation Lock on the phone you've purchased (or are planning to purchase), click here.
Will I be able to use my unlocked iPhone internationally?
Yes. Any iPhone except the iPhone 4 can be unlocked for international travel. You'll need to contact Ting before you travel so that we can change those settings for you.
I did a jailbreak on my iPhone, can I still bring it to Ting?
A jailbroken iPhone may work on Ting, but we can't guarantee that. Of course, jailbreaking an iPhone, much like rooting an Android phone, voids its warranty and limits the support we can provide.
Do I need a special data plan for my iPhone and if so, what is the pricing?
Good news! Our data prices are the same for all devices used on Ting.
I've brought Android devices to Ting already, is the process different for this device?
Bringing an iPhone to Ting is a lot like bringing an Android device or feature phone. For final activation steps: