Would it be possible to bring a Virgin Mobile Phone (using the same process people are using for Sprint Phones)

I want to leave Virgin mobile but I'm happy enough with my Motorola Triumph. Since it's also a Sprint MVNO, would it be theoretically possible to do a process similar to what people are doing with Sprint phones to move over my Triumph?

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  • I second this.  I would drop Virgin Mobile immediately if I could use my Triumph with Ting.

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  • Theoretically - yes. I say this with having not played with a Virgin Mobile phone, but unless they lock down their phones more than Sprint does, there is no reason this process shouldn't work. 

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  • Id loke to buy the virgin mobile kyocera at the stores and activate here, will it work?

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  • Let's please get the facts straight here. Can a Virgin Mobile phone be activated on Ting? No. BYOD does not extend to the Virgin branded devices.

    Can a Virgin Mobile phone be reprogrammed using the credentials of a Ting phone and then used on Ting? Yes. It requires some patience, elbow grease, and a donor Ting phone. It has been done before with a Virgin HTC EVO 3D: https://help.ting.com/entries/22362392-solved-can-t-get-3g-on-evo-v-virgin-3d-cloned-from-m370

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  • It has been a year since this thread was last posted.  Is it still true that Virgin Mobile devices cannot be activated on Ting?  If that is true, then it's a crying shame!!!

     

     

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  • Hey Brett,

    Alas this is still true. We are unable to bring devices from Virgin. Maybe someday but right now there is nothing to suggest any different.

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  • Any idea if Virgin Mobile Samsung galaxy s3 phones are now supported?

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  • Hey Zoran, Nothing has changed yet, we are still unable to support phones from Virgin Mobile. 

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  • I have an optimus f3 from virgin. I deactivated my device with vurgin and activated it on the "activate" page.

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  • It works flawlessly

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  • Thanks Joseph.  Nice!  Do you have any problems texting, calling or using the 4G data?  I just might do the same!

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  • Now that Ting is going GSM, is there a way to unlock a Virgin Mobile iPhone and activate it on Ting?

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  • I thought Virgin was CMDA and not GSM?

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  • Yes, but is there now a way to unlock Virgin phones to GSM?

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  • I have a previously virgin mobile Iphone 4s activated on ting now.  Seems to be working fine.  My only concern is it still say's Virgin network and Virgin 18.0 for the carrier.  I'm guessing I'm still on the same old Virgin network just paying ting instead.  I was hopeful I would be on the sprint network with more roaming towers available to me.  Perhaps someone from ting could chime in.  Thanks.

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  • Erin,

    If you are using Ting, you will have the Ting voice and text roaming. Ting does not roam for data. The Virgin names are built in to your phone ROM and should not affect your service.

    For example, when I roamed to Canada with Ting, I automatically got a couple of texts from Sprint warning of their roaming rates. I was charged Ting's much lower rates.

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  • IF you want an official Ting answer, call or email Ting support. I am just a Ting user like you.

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  • I just activated my brother's old VM HTC 3d that had been sitting inactive for months. Seems to be working just fine except for the annoying built in VM stuff. Figured it was a cheap way to try out Ting out while waiting for my Sprint contracts to run out.

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  • I forgot to add - I did have to do a factory reset

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