Offer static public IP addresses

Richard Siddall

Sprint offers static public IP addresses. Verizon apparently switched to offering static private IP addresses (in the 10.x.x.x range). If Ting offered static public IP addresses we could throw out our cable provider and switch to Ting for internet access.

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    Sagi Quarius

    Give them time, I'm sure they have ideas like that floating about already.  Meanwhile, you could utilize no-ip.com.  It'll run a little app on the computer that pings whatever hostname you come up with and ensures it's bound to your active IP address, even if it the IP changes.

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  • Comment author
    Richard Siddall

    Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I would be using the static IP address with iptables, which doesn't use DNS, so dynamic DNS services don't solve the problem.

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  • Comment author
    Ben Lucier

    This is the first time we've had this request Richard. We don't currently have this capability, and it's not on the roadmap for the near future.

    Sorry!

    -Ben 

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    Adam Corder

    I would love to use this for my business needs. We have many locations that use 4G for backup Internet but we require Public Static IP for our VPNs. Honestly I see a great market Ting is missing out on here for high speed backup internet or other low MB usage solutions, Ting may want to talk to some manufacturer of devices for this type of solution such as CradlePoint.com. They could see explosive growth in the business market!

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    Colin Gordon

    I request this as well. In my work we need static IPs for our cellular modems. I just tested Ting GSM service with some of the hardened cell modems we used and it works fantastically well. If only we have the ability to assign a static IP, this could work market-wide for us. Please consider it!

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    Bruce Osborne

    Considereing how few requests there were for this with Ting CDMA, I would imagine this would be a very low priority for Ting GSM unless it was very easy for Ting to implement.

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