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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Sign Up


Last updated by Isabel M

If you've got a device that's gotten the green light in our compatibility checker and you're ready to bring it to Ting, then in the process of doing so, you'll also create your account. Here's how to do that:


1. Go to and click on BYOD.


2. If you've got a referral link, don't go directly to; use your referral link to come the site instead. Your link should look something like this after you hit enter. Click on BYOD from there.


3. Choose your current provider from the drop down, enter your device's ESN/MEID, enter the Captcha, and then click Check. We'll check to see if your device can make the move to Ting.


4. If your device can make the move, click Activate now.


5. Now it's time to create your Ting account. You can sign up using Login with Amazon or Persona or you can create Ting account credentials by clicking the "create a new account" link.


6. Fill in the fields that appear below. The e-mail address you enter here is how we’ll communicate with you for billing, so make sure it’s a valid one that you check regularly. Your password will need to be at least 10 characters long. When you've got that all filled in click Sign Up.


7. Re-enter your device's ESN and click Continue.


8. You may be prompted to enter an ICCID here. This is required for LTE devices and should be pre-populated. If it's not, you'll find it in your phone's settings. Once you've entered your ICCID, click on Continue.


9. To complete the activation of your device, click on one of the links below:

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    Nancy Holycross

    I need a SIM card before I can continue.

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    Bruce Osborne


    This is an old thread and Ting now has 2 services. Ting CDMA on Sprint and the new Ting GSM on T-Mobile. They use different SIM cards.You can choose your SIM at

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    James Virkus

    Wait, what about a Verizon device?

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    Bruce Osborne

    Sprint does not permit Verizon devices on Ting CDMA.
    Some domestically unlocked Verizon devices "sort of" work on Ting GSM with a Ting SIM but Verizon firmware on the phone can make configuration challenging or not possible.

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