Who would like to see a Windows Phone Device?
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  • We look forward to being able to offer WP8 phones, but it will have to wait until our network provider offers them first. Until then, we've had some customers successfully bring their WP7 HTC Arrive over to Ting, which is always an option in the meantime: https://help.ting.com/entries/23083536-HTC-Arrive-BYOD-Windows-Phone

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  • I jumped to Ting because my sister came here. And because I couldn't stand T-Mobile anymore. And I bought another Android phone. But I hate them as they always seem to be buggy (T-Mo phone would reboot for fifteen minutes continuously, current phone gives a Cannot Connect To Camera message - both before and after a factory reset). 

    I would like a WP8 device for the sole reason, if nothing else, to finding another phone to hate. Or love.

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  • So, the customer above wants stability. A lot of droids are buggy... a lot of time it's the apps fault. In fact, I can think of no reason a stock model would reboot every 15 minutes, try uninstalling all apps, and if it's rooted, try a reset to factory condition(which may not clear some more insidious malware), rooting, doing whatever you need to get it running, then unrooting (but backup su) before installing any apps.

    BYOD is popular with some other carriers. I hadn't realized how locked down SPRINT is. I wish I knew more about MVNO's, I'd like to help get TING's costs in line but I'd need to know a lot about the business of MVNO's. (And yes, I believe it's actually doable).

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  • This rant is likely in the wrong place, but here goes:

    @Shaun Duncan: You misread what I wrote. I did not say it would reboot every 15 minutes, I wrote it would "...reboot for fifteen minutes continuously...." In other words say I turned on the GPS, reboot. Fifteen or so minutes later that phone would have finished rebooting; but that would be reboot, almost completely finish, reboot again, repeat three more times. T-Mobile Tier 2 tech support actually told me regarding another issue that your Android phone REQUIRED a factory reset every six months.

    And yes, why shouldn't I want stability? We should all want it in our phones. We should not have it restart when we turn on GPS, or freeze when we press the home key, or have the voice dialer close when we say a command (alternatively perform the wrong command). In my experience, and I seem to be unique in this, the Android OS was/is not reading for day to day tasks such as running anything. 

    It is my current phone on Ting that has the issue with the camera (cannot connect to camera), which started after I uninstalled an app I didn't intend to use anymore, and a factory reset hasn't helped. The current phone (Transform Ultra) gave the same error the first time I tried the camera, but previously a restart would fix it. Not anymore, reset didn't help.

    Also, I am apparently unique in finding the iOS devices needlessly difficult to use.

    Finally, back to wanting a WP device: 1) I don't want a WP7 device, no native Bluetooth file transfer support; 2) call me crazy, but between the big three for holding your personal data (Apple, Google, and Microsoft), I prefer Microsoft. 

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  • I'm currently in limbo waiting for a WP to be available to switch to Ting. Holding a Verizon pre-paid account just to keep my number to port. Please, just get one for us to have an an option!

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  • Excited about the upcoming Windows Phones for Ting. One new Ting customer here as soon as they are released.

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  • Good news everyone!  http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/sprint-plans-summer-launches-for-first-two-windows-phone-8-smartphones-to-feature-truly-unlimited-4g-lte-htc-8xt-and-samsung-ativ-s-neo.htm

    Hopefully, the Ting team is doing what they have to do to make these available as soon as possible.

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  • Looking forward to the HTC 8XT. Hopefully it will be at a decent price point! I know Sprint is offering it at $99 with mail in rebate and contract, so here's hoping it won't be too expensive!

     

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  • Sprint announces HTC 8XT will be available the 19th. Still waiting to hear on Samsung Ativ S Neo, but getting close!

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  • As a developer I find Windows Phones rather uninteresting (porting to Android and iPhone is a cinch - good GLES2/GLES1.1 support, most open SDKs are running well on those platforms, so, slap a nice gui on it and the code cross-compiles beautifully).

    But, I do hope you guys add Windows Phones anyway, not a fan of monocultures in general, in web browsers or operating systems or whatever.

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  • We'd like to thank everyone for their support and patience. We're happy to announce our first Windows Smartphone, the HTC 8XT (oooh, shiny).

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  • Ordered the HTC 8XT. I don't think I can wait another 3 to 5 weeks! Must... have...new...phone! Any chance of it shipping early?

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  • @Ryan, not looking like it. Our shipping dates are usually pretty accurate! You'll receive an email from us when it ships, so don't worry, we'll let you know when it's on its way :)

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  • I've been waiting for the Ativ S Neo, and now it's here! Any news on when it will be available to preorder on Ting?

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  • Hey Davide,

    No confirmation on that just yet. If it will be coming to Ting, we'll be sure to update our blog: https://ting.com/blog/

     

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  • Thanks Chi. If I purchased one off contract from Sprint would BYOSD be a possibility?

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  • Hi Davide, it is a possibility and we can try it, but since it hasn't been added to the BYOD list we can't promise that it will work.

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  • Thanks Henry, looks like my best bet might be a bit more patience.

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  • Yes, please!

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  • Why Ting will fail; from a private forum;

    So, I receive the second phone from Ting, and right on cue, I cannot activate it either. I am advised to call Sprint, great, they tell me to contact Ting. It's after hours, I will need to call them in the morning.

    So, I try and activate it online, and it looks like they still have my bogus Galaxy S2 as "active" on my account, and no way to deactivate it so I can activate the HTC Evo.

    Fuck!!! Fuck!!! Fuck!!!

    My advice, unless you are like me and really need to cut your cell phone bill, stay where you are.

    This has been a monumental pain in my ass.

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  • Hey there Robert, Sorry to here you are having a hard time getting started. I will be following up with an email so we can get you up and running. 

    -Sam

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  • I would love to see some of the Nokia WP8 phones here on Ting. The Lumia 520 is going for $99 resale and would be an excellent phone for Ting if it was available in the CDMA spectrum.

    From my recent experiences with WP7 and WP7.5 on Straight Talk (for a friend who is not technically savy), Ting should not get WP7 and WP7.5 devices. You cannot get to the APN settings easily on those versions of Windows mobile OS, but you can in WP8.

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  • I'll second the nokia 5xx line.... it would be the perfect phone for ting.   All the cheap android phones ting has these days are not worth buying and the good ones cost too much.  There is a reason it is the best selling single windows device (not just windows phone but all of windows).  

    Sadly nokia doesnt seem to want to bring their devices to sprint so until that happens there is no hope for ting. 

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  • I think the 8XT is an awesome phone. Unfortunately Ting charges a lot for it and they currently don't allow BYOD.

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  • My Windows Phone works just fine on ting!

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  • What device is that Charlene, did you bring it over yourself or buy it from Ting?

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  • I am hoping for a window nokia lumia phone! That would be so awesome!

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  • I've been using a WP since it's inception, and my FAVORITE phone by far was the Samsung Focus as well.  So, at the beginning there was the snafu about the "expandable memory card compatibility" but as soon as that was smoothed over, I loved the OS Windows Phone gave me, and I was getting compliments on it all the time:  Wow, that's a bright display, what kind of phone is that?  Is what people would ask me.  

     

    I then found the apps to be limited, which was no indication of the phone's actual performance:  Sadly, when it came time to upgrade phones, I went with the Nokia Lumia 900, and have had a few issues with it:  Namely, the "lock screen" won't lock any more, and I've tried NUMEROUS diagnostics and "factory resets" to no avail.  That's the security issue that AT&T nor Nokia would back up in a warranty.  Really?  They're NOT the only "cell phone players in town any longer" yet they don't seem to get that concept through their thick corporate heads.  

     

    When I found that Ting was offering the Samsung Ativ S Neo, I was pretty jazzed.  Till I snoozed and didn't get the "special offer price" of $396 and it's now $469.  I guess I now have to wait till my contract is completely up, to cover the outlay for the equipment.......

     

    Thanks Ting!!! ;)

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  • Hey Christopher, Thanks for your interest in Ting! Depending on your carrier charges you for an early termination fee we might be able to give you a credit to cover funds you would have saved if you had caught the sale. Check out our ETF relief program here for details on how to apply.

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  • When is the HTC 8xt coming back? I'd much rather have one of those than an Ativ S, and they're not available for BYOD yet.

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