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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  • Hey there folks~~

     

    Been running a Windows Phone from BLU PRODUCTS.  http://www.bluproducts.com/index.php/win

     

    They currently have 2 Windows Phones, the Win HD and the Win Jr.

     

    I've been running the Win HD for about 2 weeks now, and I'm very impressed with it.  Even though it's not capable of 4G?  I does have HSPA+ which is available in my area in 

    Southern California.  It's also dual SIM capable, which is nice for traveling.  Just buy a local SIM and pop it in the phone.  Call back to the US for free, or use Skype.  

    For well under 200 bucks, I enjoy it tremendously.  Check them out, Blu Produts has been an up and coming company here in the USA based and MADE here too ;)

     

     

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  • @Ken: On Ting with your ATT Lumia, is data automatically disabled when you are on wi-fi? I have a lower-end lumia on an ATT MVNO; unless I explicitly disable the SIM data connection, wifi traffic gets charged as data usage.

    I'm wondering if that is a lumia thing or an ATT thing or an MVNO thing? IOW, is it something I'll have to worry about on Ting?

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  • Ting never carges for Wi-Fi data except for the upcoming Ting GSM Wi-Fi calling. They charge minutes for that because they are billed by their partner.

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  • Sean:

    I believe I saw a setting for that some where  but it's not the way I set my phone up.  Stuff that does not go through the Ting network is not charged at all.  WIFI calling (which is not implemented on Lumia) always goes through the ting system as voice.  VOIP calling which is different, will not go though the ting system if you are connected via WIFI but will go through the Ting system as data if you are not connected to wifi.  hotspot is free to use BTW but of course, data is charged for.  I know Sprint use to charge for the privledge of using hotspot in addition to charging for the data.  With the much higher throughput capabilities I'm seeing with GSM (Tmobile) the hotspot feature is much more tempting to use.

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  • I activated a T-mo Nokia Lumia 635 yesterday and have been testing it out.

    If you turn on Wi-Fi, the LTE does turn off. It turns back on for mms or other cell only tasks, so to make sure you don't get any data usage, you do need to turn off the data connection under cellular+SIM.

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  • I take it back...

    My phone is sending MMS messages over Wi-Fi when the data connection is off.

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  • Ken -

    I activated my unlocked ATT 1520 on Ting GSM and the settings for MMS don't match with the instructions for APN settings.  Have you been able to send MMS?  Whenever I send a picture via test message it bounces back "unable to send" and when people send me MMS messages it has a "Get media content now" link in the message.  When I click on the link, it never completes the media retrieval.  Also, I haven't been able to complete the setup for "hey cortana".  Seems like there is a software issue because it hasn't recognized a single voice-training input.

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  • @ Paul:

     

    I was having the same "episodic messaging" and picture sending.  

     

    I rectified this by going to SETTINGS>UPDATE SOFTWARE and that's all it took.  You might give that a go and reboot your 1520 and see if that does the trick.  Once the update was completed on my

    phone, I no longer had that "can't send message":  same with pictures, they send and receive just fine after the update.  Hope this helps you out ;)

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  • Paul:

    I had the same problem until I changed the MMS to IP4 instead of IP4IP6.  I have not played with cortina yet.  I thought I'd wait until the Windows 10 preview was available 'cause it will all change.  Right now I've got both an Android and the 1520 but the Android oneplus is my primary phone.  I really like the mail app on Windows phone though.

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  • Ken and Chris -

    Thanks for the tip. I've tried the changes you have suggested and I still can't send MMS.  I will say that I got the Denim update pushed out to me a few weeks ago and it never really installed due to an error.  May be going back to my Samsung Ativ S Neo as my daily driver.  I've been having a lot of issues trying to bring the 1520 to Tmo, Most notably coverage in my area. Inside buildings I get absolutely no coverage.  Appreciate you posting back. 

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  • @ Paul~

     

    You're very welcome.  Hey, I was going to go with a Samsung Ativ S Neo, but got a Blu Products Windows Phone called WIN HD, and there's also a smaller version, the WIN JR.

     

    You can check them out here, I've been using the phone for about 2 months now, and am VERY impressed with it, the battery life and the thin architecture of the phone.  

     

    They're also $$$ less than the Samsung, you can check them out here if you'd like:

     

    http://www.bluproducts.com/index.php/windows

     

    If I were to lose or wreck this phone?  I buy another without hesitation.  

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  • The problem with the current Windows phone (635) is that is has too small a memory for Windows OS updates (8GB) and apps which I consider valuable (as Scribd) aren't supported. I was initially taken with the positive comments about the 635 until reading that it was impossible to get the back off to insert an SD card without breakage. I've had this experience with a ROKU remote where I had to throw it on the floor to get it open to replace batteries (it's now held together with a rubber band). Perhaps a Windows phone in the future but for now Android or the Apple OS seem a no-brainer..

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  • My AT&T Tilt (aka HTC 8925) running a slightly stripped down custom WinMo 6.1 (it only came with 6.0) works great with my Ting GSM SIM. This counts as a Windows phone, right? :)

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  • Just downloaded and installed Windows 10 on my Lumia 1520 so it's now available.  So far so good.

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  • I like Nokia, but I have a Windows phone, is not good, all of the software is relatively backward version ,a little upset..

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  • Rose:

    Windows Phone is a great OS, but it's not for everyone. If you're big on having the latest and best apps, you're likely better off with iPhone or Android. On the Android side you'd probably be happiest on Ting with a Nexus 5 or 6, as you will have the option to choose GSM or CDMA coverage with those devices. Those phones also come with a pure stock version of Android with no bloatware or unnecessary carrier apps.

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