Anyone able to get a Republic Wireless phone working on Ting

I have an LG Optimus S (LS670) from Republic Wireless that I am desperately trying to get working on Ting. I think I have finally hit a brick wall and want to see if anyone here may be able to help. Republic Wireless uses a custom Cyanogen ROM to configure the phone as a hybrid VOIP/Cellular device. I have managed to remove the root and install a stock LG ROM by following this guide -  http://androidforums.com/optimus-s-all-things-root/526376-step-step-rooting-flashing-guide-optimus-s.html. After loading the stock ROM I wasn't getting data, or cellular, just wifi. I contacted Ting support and they suggested a carrier reset by dialing ##72786# and a code they sent me. That was enough to get data working and the phone started to authenticate the phone for service. Unfortunately it was looking for Sprint's network and not Ting's so it wasn't able to find it. Then the phone launched the Sprint Zone app and it brought me to the Sprint Device Self Service screen which also didn't work to get the phone activated.

I have a theory on how to fix this and was hoping someone here might have the info. If I dial # #3282# and use another code that Ting sent me, I can access some high level config menu that allows me to edit things like the MMS server url. From the looks of it, it seems that the Device Self Service is also just pointing to a URL. So I'm wondering if anyone out there might know what this URL is?

I'll take any help I can get.

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  • DSS Server URL: https://dsa.spcsdns.net:443/dsa/

    DSS Proxy Server IP address: 144.226.247.31

    DSS Proxy Server Port #: 80

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  • Thanks Jason for the info. Unfortunately it looks like my idea didn't pan out. The Device self service is the same for both Ting and Sprint. Unless anyone else has any suggestions, I'm going to declare that you can not bring a Republic Wireless phone over to Ting. Ting has gone above and beyond to support me on this so this is no fault of them. If there are any other bitter Republic Wireless customers out there thinking of switching, I would say to definitely make the switch to Ting. If you keep an eye on their device list, you can always find great deals on phones and they have a phone to suite every need.

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  • Unfortunately it was looking for Sprint's network and not Ting's so it wasn't able to find it.

    What do you mean by that?

    Since OTA activation isn't working, you might try manually entering the MDN and MSID (get them from Ting).

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  • I gave up and bought a referb phone from Ting. Hopefully someone else can take up the cause.

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  • I would LOVE to carry the torch on this one.  I'd like to be able to move over to Ting with my old Republic Wireless LG Optimus.  I'm going to reach out to Ting and start working on it. 

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  • Found this thread on the Republic Wireless forum that documents how the OP successfully moved their Optimus over to Ting.

    https://community.republicwireless.com/thread/9556

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  • fantastic, thanks.  Looking at it now.  I'll follow up with how it goes!

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  • FYI - I was able to get my RW Optimus running on Ting, after following the instructions above.  Took a little while, but it is working fine.

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  • Any idea if this would work with the Moto X from RW?

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