Who would like to see a Windows Phone Device?
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If you would like to see a Windows Phone Device on Ting, show your support by adding a comment here. Why should Android get all the love?

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  • Actually, it's either Apple or (Android/Microsoft).  I've finally gotten my android apps and win7 desktop to run the same apps or similar enough I can sync between them.  I was a WinPhone 6.5 user and that was a disaster.  I suspect that WinPhone8 will be successful but I'm tired of being on the bleeding edge.  Been there, done that.  Looking forward to the Galaxy Note2, will wait on the WinPhone until the next phone update.  By that time, they will either have the app store figured out or be out of the phone o/s business.

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  • Would really like to see a Window Phone 8 device offered.  I believe my wife would really enjoy the simplicity and richness of the interface.

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  • I know this was already answered but I just wanted to add my voice to the choir of people asking for a Windows Mobile device. For work, this business, this would be great for me.

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  • Looks like Sprint was not on the list of carriers announced at today's WP8 event. Hopefully they will reconsider.

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  • The issue of Sprint not being mentioned at the Windows 8 phone announcement is very disconcerting. To make matters worse, Paul Thurrott on Windows Weekly said there are no plans to bring the phone to Sprint. He said he's hoping something will happen next year. However he said it doesn't look good and that Sprint may not carry the phone at all in the future. My thinking is if the new phones are successful, Sprint will reconsider and enter the market. Its sad when even T-Cellular announces new Windows 8 phones. This is a huge setback.

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  • I was also really disappointed that Sprint has not jumped on the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon.  I believe for several reasons that Windows Phone 8 will become the next Apple or Android phone to have.  I expect it to come the Corporate standard in must U.S. offices outside of the publication industry.  While the Apple iPhone is somewhat a locked down system, Android can be customized to almost anything you want.  The Windows Phone 8 environment can become either one.  You can just use it or customize it to your hearts content.  The apps will come but really; how many flashlight or music player apps do you really need, LOL.  It will also be great to experience the integration of Windows Phone 8 with the rest of the millions and millions of desktop and laptop computers around running windows.    

    It is unfortunate that at least ONE Windows Phone 8 device using CDMA technology will not be launched along with several GSM devices.  I have this horrible feeling that this just could be an early indications that CDMA is about to die.  There has been talk for years of one universal standard for the United States and that standard would most likely be GSM.

    Anyway, before I buy another phone,  I intend to wait for a Windows phone.  The interface to me is much more inviting than either the iPhone or Android environment however both of these operating systems allow people to communicate.   In the end it all boils down to preference doesn't it.

    Tom G. 

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  • A quick correction to some comments: Verizon will have WP8 handsets from HTC and Nokia available this month. Unfortunately, this won't solve the issue of not having WP8 devices available on Ting. It also prevents me from migrating all my business to TIng as I intend to purchase a Lumia 920 as soon as they are available.

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  • Thank you for the correction J. Dueck; really good to have knowledgeable people available.  Given Verizon will have a Windows Phone 8 available - it makes me even more curious why Sprint won't.?   

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  • Tom, I agree. And with the recent (pending) acquisition of Sprint by Softbank, you would think Sprint would be a little more ambitious with their handset options. I imagine at some point in the future the GSM/CDMA debate will be resolved when all carriers fully migrate to LTE.

     

    Noticeably absent are the Samsung Ativ S (GT-I8370) and Huawei Ascend W1 who have yet to be picked up by any U.S. carriers.

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  • Use the BYSOD policy to handle the demand until it exceeds what you can manage and becomes reasonable to do otherwise.  In short.. make WP a priority for BYOSD and handle WP related requests first, as any WP user is forced to use BYOSD.  For other BYOSD, it's as available or with ticket. (Ticket is just a way of doing as available but not forcing them to go buy the phone... then hope.)

    Just my 2 cents.

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  • From https://ting.com/blog/device-update-lets-get-back-at-it/:

    "We’ll add two Windows Phone 8 devices by the second quarter of the new year. We will do everything we can to get these devices sooner rather than later. We can’t say which specific WP8 devices these will be at present but they’re coming."

    So does "by the second quarter" mean "by the beginning of the second quarter" or "by the end of the second quarter"?

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  • From http://www.facebook.com/Ting/posts/461456743904907:

    "It means as early in Q2 as we possibly can offer W8 devices. It's impossible to say whether that's late or early in the quarter right now, I'm afraid, but know that it'll be as early as is humanly possible."

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  • I wonder if Ting should promote the concept of buying the phones from manufacturers so they don't have to work so hard getting carriers to allow usage of 'their' phones. 

    windows mobile would have never died if the carriers hadn't killed it.  how sweet would windows be on on a s3 or note!

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  • Looks like Sprint announced today at CES that they would be bringing two devices by summer ( http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2486&...). Hopefully, Ting will be offering them soon after.

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  • I would love a Win8 phone over an Android or iOS based phone, but am taking advantage of the ETF to get out of my Verizon family plan so can't wait.  Too bad, maybe next year.

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  • Yes, I would like windows phones to be supported

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  • Yes, I would like windows phones to be supported

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  • May the Microsoft force be with you all!

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  • Launcher 7 (last year) and currently Launcher 8 have alleviated much of the desire I had for Windows Phone.  I use several Google apps daily (voice, chrome, music, maps, talk) and would hate to lose the great integration that comes with Android.  Google Now is great too, hope the S2 gets Jelly Bean soon.

     

    But YES, more OS choices are better and Windows is a good start!  Even though I don't care for iOS (love the hardware though), it would be awesome to get iPhones on Ting!

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  • I guess I'll toss my name in here as well. If Ting ever gets a WP8 device, I'll definitely consider switching. Ideally, I'd like to see a flagship device; something on par with the Lumia 920 or HTC 8X. But even a phone slightly below still wouldn't be too bad.

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  • I would love to see WP on Ting.

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  • It is possible to bring a Windows phone using BYOD. 

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  • The wait has been too long for  WP phone. Fortunately its easy to suspend service for Ting by setting the plan to 0 for all services (excluding the tax of course) and use another service with WP until Ting supports it. This is what I'll be looking forward to do this coming weekend as I'm sick and tired of Android and would love more than anything to throw my phone as hard as I can into the street.

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  • @Jonathan - it's really too bad that your experience with Android has been that negative.  Personally, I've never had any interest in an iPhone, and I ditched WPs when they went to WP7 without backward compatibility for a lot of apps.  My particular must-have was Watchflag, and when it was lost, I took that as the opportunity to move on.

    Why not BYOD a WP?

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  • I came over to Android from WP7. As a Linux user I liked the WP7 interface just fine but found the lock-in to Windows limiting.

    On the other hand it may be just as well that I can't use my GSM HTC HD7 on Ting. My five year old grandson has latched onto it and if it were possible to do so he'd probably find some way to activate the phone and call Madagascar so he could talk to the penguins.

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  • Not to grouse, but I've been waiting for over a year for Ting to launch a Windows Phone, and nothing. For like 9 months you guys keep saying, "It's coming. Just around the corner. Almost here!" I know there are things to work through, but some sort of timeline would be nice. Honestly, you have been my first pick, and I've directed lots of people your way, but if I don't see something, just some news or something, about Windows devices soon, I'm going to go with a more expensive carrier that can actually get me the phone I want. Which is sad, because I really, really, really want to like Ting.

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  • I would imagine since 1) WP8 has only been out since October 2012 and 2) Sprint will not offer a WP8 device until summer 2013 ( http://www.sprint.com/landings/windows8/index.html?ECID=vanity:windows8) Ting will not be able to offer a WP8 device until summer/fall 2013.

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