Last updated by Isabel M
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.
Nano SIM Cards for iPhone 5, 5c and 5s
If you're bringing over a Sprint®*-branded iPhone with a SIM card already installed and you don’t need to purchase one from Ting.
If you don't have a SIM card in your iPhone, you can purchase one from our shop page. You’ll need this SIM card to get the phone activated properly.
Click on the links below to get your CDMA SIM card:
1. Which CDMA iPhones can I bring to Ting?
Make sure your device is a used, inactive Sprint®* branded device with the one of the following model numbers (which can be found on the back of your phone) or that you've purchased a fully unlocked version in the case of the 6 or 6s:
- iPhone 4 - model A1349
- iPhone 4S - model A1387
- iPhone 5 - model A1429
- iPhone 5c - model A1456
- iPhone 5s - model A1453
- iPhone 6 - model A1586
- iPhone 6 Plus - model A1524
- iPhone 6s* - A1633 or A1688
- iPhone 6s Plus* - A1634 or A1687
*The full-price T-Mobile iPhone 6s or 6s Plus from the Apple Store is fully unlocked and compatible with both Ting GSM and Ting CDMA. Just grab the SIM for the Ting network you'd like to activate on.
Then check your ESN/MEID on our BYOD page. Simply enter your device's ESN/MEID and we'll let you know on the spot if your iPhone can make the move to Ting.
2. How do I find my ESN/MEID?
To find the ESN or MEID of your phone:
Settings > General > About > MEID
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.
3. I have an iPhone from Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. Can I bring it to Ting?
Yes, click here for more information.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
*Sprint is a trademark of Sprint.