Who would like to see a Windows Phone Device?
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  • My understanding as a user, assuming no custom firmware and a supported model, is that the other MVNO would need to push the phone ID back to Sprint first. That is what Ting does when somebody sells a Ting phone to a Sprint user.

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  • Is that something a customer can initiate?

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  • Just an aside re Windows phones (and sorry if this is redundant):  Nokia has been doing great stuff with their built in cameras so folks who want a phone with an exceptional (by phone standards) camera and are not especially fond of Windows may still find themselves going for the Nokia despite the OS.

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  • First, Boost &Virgin Mobile cannot be BYOD because Sprint owns those MVNOs. Assuming you are a customer of the MVNO, they *may* be able to do this. If you bought one of their phones used, you are not their customer and they may be unwilling to help. I do not know Ting's current list of MVNO phones successfully brought to Ting.

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  • Thanx.  Any thoughts re Blackberry devices?

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  • Ting has already said No to Blackberry devices because they cannot properly support all their features.

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  • Eric: Re: Blackberry devices, I think Sprint has taken a hard line against those devices ever coming to Ting. I wish it were otherwise, because it's the other phone OS I love to use, and it has the advantage over Windows Phone that it can run Android apps. But sadly, I don't think we'll ever see them on Ting. 

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  • Bruce, I thought it was the other way around, that Sprint was saying "no". Thanks for clarifying. 

     

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  • I saw that in a blog discussion when somebody asked about newer Blackberry devices. I am just a satisfied customer like you.

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  • Hmmm.  Those are two different sets of limits.  If feature support is the problem I wonder what features can and cannot be supported.   I also wonder if BB is planning to port their client software to other phones.  I haven't kept up with that sort of thing lately.  Anybody know? 

    (I'm also realizing that I'm dragging this thread way off topic.  I'm the newbie here.  Should I be starting a new thread for this?)

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  • Eric, it looks like the Q10 can be unofficially activated on Ting, i.e. you may not get support on the same level as officially supported BYOD phones if you have issues, and all features are not guaranteed to work, but it seems it is possible to activate that specific device on Ting. See this KB article for details, specifically the most recent post:

    https://help.ting.com/entries/24939726-Blackberry-Q10-coming-to-Ting-

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  • Thanx.   Good to know.

    That sounds reasonable.  I didn't see why Ting couldn't provide basic transport and apparently it can.   BES is available as a hosted service for those who don't have it at work or whatever, so I guess folks who need that could find a provider and get an account just as we do other online services.   Not sure which features depend on BES.   Also not sure which features that might not work are relevant to a private individual as opposed to an organization.

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  • My wife and I both have windows 8.1 phones and love them she tried android and didnt like it and i love the ease of xbox live and xbox music and podcasts which is how i learned about ting from JRE podcasts i can download and stream from a windows phone simply.

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  • no place on the internet is safe from trolls thanks Grayson williams

     

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  • Yes I would like a windows phone!

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  • The only thing I miss about being on AT&T's network was my Windows Phone. I still have it and use it to surf the internet at home, but it's not the same. My iPhone is OKAY, but I really did love the functionality of my Nokia Lumia. 

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  • Hey folks~~

     

    Those interested in the  WINDOWS PHONE 8?  Ting currently is offering the 

    HTC 8XT

     

    which is a Windows 8 phone, and it's got some pretty good specs on it, you might want to check it out here at the SHOP page:

     

    https://ting.com/shop/HTC-8XT

     

    Of course, I already committed financially to my Samsung Galaxy S4, BUT I sure do miss the WP8 and it's smooth clean interface..................Dang, bad timing on my part   LOL

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  • I came within a smidgeon of going w/T-Mobile for the lumia 635. I know windows phones are not so popular but I think if you are going to carry them a Lumia model really ought to be included.

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  • Paul, it's my understanding that the Lumia 635 will be coming to Ting in November, and it will be added to the BYOD list in just over a year from now. I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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  • Ting needs more W8 phones just like Christopher Walken needs more cow bell !

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  • wow long time no success ting

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  • It seems there is at least some decent demand for WP on Ting, but I am concerned that they don't seem to be able to keep them stocked.

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  • I have my Nokia Lumia 920, a two-year old model that is in mint condition thank to Otterbox. Very stable, and and I love it. Microsoft and Nokia had a perfect marriage here with this phone, and I do not want to give it up. Please, please, come up with a way to take both Windows phones and let me port off the AT&T network!

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  • Jeff,

    ATT GSM phones are not compatible with Sprint's CDMA network because they do not have the proper radio technology. Only Sprint phones can be brought to Ting.

    You can verify a phone's eligibility by going to https://ting.com/byod

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  • I'm interested in bringing my Lumia 1520 to Ting. I just ordered a GSM card.

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  • Welcome to the club.  I just activated an ATT 1520 on GSM in the beta.  Eveything works fine.  I'm getting very fast LTE speeds in DFW.  Took me about a week of using it but I like the phone better than my Note3.  I just wish it had a few specific apps I use.

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  • I'd like to get a Windows Surface Pro 3 for my wife (with Windows 10 when available), but don't want to do it unless she can stay with Ting. Please work on this issue.

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  • What issue.  You can now have a windows phone on TING.  I'm running a lumia 1520 on their GSM network.

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  • @Ken: missed your original message. To be clear, you are using an ATT phone on Ting using a beta GSM SIM? Do you have any links to more information about the GSM beta?

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