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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  • Hi Helen.   We don't have a firm time frame for the HTC to come back in stock, but we're hoping it will be soon!

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  • I was going to purchase a Windows Phone 8 (Samsung Ativ S Neo) with my newly received in-hand tax refund, but I can't see it any longer in the 'DEVICES LIST', did you folks remove the WP8 from your lineup?  TIA ;))

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  • Hi Christopher,

    We remove devices from our website when they are no longer in stock. We don't have an ETA for when the Samsung Ativ S Neo will be back in stock, but keep an eye on our devices page.

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  • Renny, (or another Ting Employee)

    Do you know when the HTC 8XT will be back in stock for purchase?

    Thanks

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  • Hi Christophe.  No ETA at the moment  on the HTC 8XT.  Keep your eye on our devices page - we'll put it there as soon as we do have stock!

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  • I have an old (2008) HTC Touch (Windows Mobile) phone that I would like to use as I don't use data much. Mostly for long distance calls, less than 1 hr per month.

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  • Indeed. Other WP should be available, as with BYOD or for purchase. But it seems as though Sprint and MS are having trouble working together effectively. Very odd to say the least.

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  • They had Windows phones for a minute there, but they sold out before I had a chance to buy! Now there are none, and I'm stuck with my suuuuuuper crappy Android.

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  • Are you really re-stocking the X8T? I really want one, but the last time I talked to Ting, ya'll said you weren't going to stock it again because it's available on BYOD (even though it's only really specific ones, and as far as I can tell, there's very few ways to figure out whether any given device will work without the number, and most sellers on Ebay won't give you the number).

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  • Hey Geoffrey,

    We don't have any official updates on re-stocking the 8XT, but it's not looking good. As you mentioned it will probably be available for BYOD in the coming months. Keep an eye on our blog for any updates.

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  • Yes, would very much like to have some Windows Phone options available.

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  • Yes, I would like to see them come back.  Got the Samsung Ativ S Neo when they were in stock for my wife and she really likes it.  Have been waiting for them to return so I can cut over to Ting.

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  • @ John~

     

    As Renny Malone pointed out, "don't hold your breath" waiting for a WP device.  It seems it's not going to happen with Ting.  I caved and bought a Samsung Galaxy S4, and don't like the

    Android OS at ALL.  I was with a WP7/8 for about 4 years, and really enjoyed the simplicity of the OS.  But, I guess with the telecommunications "politics", there's not going to be hope for a WP device due

    to the fact that Microsoft isn't really "up to competing with the Andriod or iPhone" arenas.  It's a shame, b/c I feel that the WP OS was the best out there, in terms of simplicity, clean features and a snap to use.  I'm really not liking this Andriod S4 at ALL..........

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  • @John

    As far as the Samsung Ativ Neo S, several of us have been working quite a while on it, and we're finally just starting to get the service and functionality we paid for. I do agree, though, that the phone is a nice piece of hardware.

     

    @Christopher

    I hope you're wrong, but I'm starting to get the sense that powers that be will have it otherwise. The whole situation doesn't make a bit of sense, and everyone (carriers, manufacturers, and Microsoft) are all blaming each other. I keep hoping, all the same, because the OS really is more my style.

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  • @ Jeremy~

     

    Exactly my sentiments as well...........Read this blurb, though from Wikipedia:  

     

    (It seems that Windows Phones have increased a whopping 123%, which I was quite surprised to see THAT figure up so radically from last year.)

     

    "

    As of the third quarter of 2013, Gartner reported that Windows Phone holds a worldwide market share of 3.6%, up 123% from the same period in 2012 and outpacing Android's rate of growth. [109] According to Kantar's October 2013 report, Windows Phone accounts for 10.2% of all smartphone sales in Europe and 4.8% of all sales in the United States. [110] Some analysts have attributed this spike in sales to both Windows Phone 8 and Nokia's successful push to market low and mid-range Windows Phones like the  Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 to a younger audience. [111]

    According to IDC, Windows Phone market share reached 3% in the fourth quarter of 2013, while Gartner reported that Windows Phone market share finished 2013 at 3.2%, which while down from the third quarter of 2013 was still a 46.7% improvement from the same period in 2012

     

    Me again:  So, who knows?  Windows Phones just might snag the market, only time will tell...........

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  • ++ Adding Windows Phone 8 options. I ported a Windows PHone 7 device ok (HTC Arrive), but it misses so much of the cool features that Win 8 had to offer. My HTC 8XT is having issues and so I'm waiting to purchase a new one and/or porting a used one.

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  • I'd love to see the Nokia Lumia devices on Ting, especially the 520, 820, and 1020. Of course, they'd all have to be Windows Phone 8 (soon to be 8.1) devices.

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  • As much as I'd love to see a Lumia on Ting (especially the 1020), I think Sprint needs to actually stock the phone first. I think we're lucky, though, if we're able to even get the 8XT or the Ativ back as a bring-over device. We'll see.

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  • I just bought a lumia 520 I basically use as a zune.   I would totally consider a high end lumia on ting

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  • I got a 520 a couple of weeks ago that I use without a SIM also. Very happy with the OS and wish I could get a lumia on ting.

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  • LOL, Windows on a phone. Does it reboot multiple times a day? Does the paper clip pop up when you're in an emergency? "Hi, I see you're trying to dial 911! What's the nature of your emergency, perhaps I can help!"

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  • To put it bluntly, I disagree. There are plenty of other places to exchange OS nonsense, though. Please keep it constructive and on topic, Grayson.

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  • If you don't want a Windows Phone and (apparently) know nothing about it Grayson..... why are you here?

    This forum is for grownups with constructive thoughts and criticisms about the topic. Go to Youtube or comment to the FCC or something.

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  • @Grayson Williams:

    "Does it reboot multiple times a day?" 

    You mean like my HTC Evo Shift and Motorola Photon Q do, sometimes three or four times a day? Not at all. It's the most stable phone I've ever had by far.

    "Does the paper clip pop up when you're in an emergency?"

    No, but just like any phone, I can call 911 if I do have an emergency.

    I know it can be fun to try to troll a support site, but you seriously forgot to bring your "A" game this time. 1/10, for the effort, but no freebies next time. 

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  • I use a Nokia lumia 920 now on AT&T and love my phone, I'm really sad that I will have to switch to an Android but you cant beat these rates :/

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  • I'm waiting for the Ativ S Neo to be on the Whitelist so I can get it. Or I'd even get an HTC 8XT if it was able to be activated on Ting first.

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  • Donn, I'm pretty sure the Ativ will show up on the list some time in August, based on its initial release date on Sprint. The 8XT should become available in the next week or so, again according to the Sprint release date last year.

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  • +999999999999 - I want to see Windows phones as they have some kick-ass pricing right now for NEW models. 

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  • Yes, please...the more choices the better for the consumer

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  • Yes.  Perhaps not for me, but variety is good on general principle. 

    More generally I think Ting is caught in a slightly awkward situation re device options.   Ting is a service with strong appeal to "outside the box" types who may prefer specialty devices such as Nokia N900 or FirefoxOS phones and those along with more mainstream unlocked devices tend to be available only for GSM networks.  However, Sprint/CDMA is clearly the best (perhaps only) network option in the U.S.A. for this kind of VNO.  It's a conundrum.  I doubt that Ting alone has enough clout to get such items made just for Ting, but perhaps all of the customers for niche products at Sprint, Ting, Virgin Mobile , Boost, etc might be a large enough market to justify the occasional run of Firefox phones or whatever.  I'm wondering if Ting could take a leadership role in getting something like that organized. 

    I'm also wondering why devices from other Sprint VNO's cannot be switched over to Ting.  Is that due to a technical or a contractual limitation?  Is there anything to be done about that?

    In the mean time, I'm beginning to appreciate the benefits of a smart phone that is narrowly focused on messaging and phone calls rather than trying to be all things to all people and the Blackberry unified inbox is looking better to me all the time despite the obvious pitfalls.  I haven't noticed Blackberry listed as supported (or have I missed something?) I have a feeling that there are Sprint Blackberry's around.  Could those be supported?

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