I am looking to buy a used/refurbished iphone 5s or SE and I am confused about a couple of things. I have been on ting's shop page and noticed that there are no iphone 5's there and haven't been for months now, so I'm guessing that if I want the 5s I will have to look elsewhere. I don't think I can afford the SE's $400 price tag, so I have been looking on swappa. My questions are:
1. I understand that I can buy a sprint phone on swappa and it should work with ting just fine. Are all sprint phones CDMA? On swappa I don't see anything about GSM vs CDMA so I'm not sure if I just need to ask the seller about it.
2. I have more or less figured out that ting's GSM carrier is T-mobile. So does that mean I can buy a t-mobile phone off of swappa or do I need to confirm it is GSM first? On swappa they don't let you ask about the ESN/MEID/IMEI number, so I want to make sure the phone will work with ting before I buy it.
I have submitted to ting's personal shopper as well, so I am looking to hear what they say as well.
Thank you in advance; I am a novice when it comes to these things.