I bought a Brio assuming I could use it as a donor phone. Can I exchange it, or does anyone want to sell me a used phone?

The title says it all. Any help? Right now I'm using my Android phone (not ported to Ting) on wifi only, and carrying the Brio as a phone. Not ideal!

I'm not sure that "hacks" is the right forum to post this - it is tangentially hack related, since I bought the Brio specifically to use as donor.

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  • Is the Brio officially dead as a donor?  The last I read (  https://help.ting.com/entries/21495371-how-to-get-profile-information-from-kyocera-brio ), it was still a work in progress.  Have you tried and failed? 

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  • I did the same thing, Luis.  In a few days, I will have an unused Brio available for sale.

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  • @Luis:

    If you are looking for a donor phone, I have successfully used to the Samsung SPH-M370 as a donor phone and used my Sprint HTC Evo 4G as the target.  This includes 3G data.

    Here is a starting point to get the passwords:

    https://help.ting.com/entries/21798151-samsung-m370-donor-phone-getting-the-aaa-shared-and-ha-shared-passwords 

    Good luck to you! 

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  • @Luis and Phillip,

    Sorry to hear about your failed adventures. I definitely understand the frustration since I went down that road as well. As Joe mentioned the Samsung M370 works just fine as a donor and is a great alternative purchase. As far as offloading the Brio goes I would recommend a few options.

    1. You could keep it as a backup device or for an extra line on your plan (mother, brother, kid).

    2. Try to sell it here in the Ting Forums.  https://help.ting.com/forums/21098408-buy-sell

    3. Sell it to one of your friends that you have convinced to switch to Ting! Surely you know someone who needs a toss around phone for somebody on their plan.

    @Thomas - Only one user has claimed to get functional 3G using the Brio as a donor. I would love to see it proven that he is correct and the rest of us that tried were just missing something in the process, but it does not seem very likely.

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