What about non-Android phones on Ting?

We love phones. It comes with the territory.

We're big fans of Apple and all that they've accomplished with the iPhone. Perhaps one day we'll be in a position to offer it to our customers but currently we have no plans to offer the iPhone.

We recently added a Windows Phone 8 device, the HTC 8XT to the Ting lineup. We'll be adding another Windows Phone 8 device in the near future.

We do not offer BlackBerry devices, nor do we have any plans to do so.

To see the great devices we do offer, check out the Ting Devices page.

We're always listening and we'd love to hear your opinions on these or other smartphone operating systems.

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  • Apple doesn't allow it.  They require extra  (tens? hundreds?) of millions for the "privilege" of letting their phones work on a MVNO.  Just another dastardly deed that a totally locked down IOS system allows.  I can only speak for myself , but with Google's motto of "Don't be evil...." the hidden obvious ending is "...like Microsoft or Apple."  But for those who like walled gardens where network effects trap you in ...to each his own.

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  • If you offered a Windows phone, I'd add it in a second.

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  • I'm not at all surprised that you don't offer support for iPhones, but I do hope you do eventually. I just found this service because I'm finally thinking about getting a smartphone, but don't feel like paying the pretty ridiculous prices, and dealing with the terrible customer service, of pretty much every major provider. I personally love Android and want an Android phone... but my girlfriend likes her iPhone and has no desire to switch. Would be nice if we could share a bill between us still. ;)

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  • Would love to see the new LTE iPad and iPad Mini added. Wouldn't be bad to have the Xoom or Galaxy Tab offered either.

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  • If you think about it, Ting makes it pretty easy for an iPad or Android tablet to be “on Ting” without being officially “on Ting” because of the no extra charge for the Wifi hotspot feature.  As long as you have your smartphone in your pocket, your tablet should be as fast as either wifi or cell network allows.

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  • Carey,

    Sprint is not allowing their MVNOs to BYOD any LTE device. Until that is changed, LTE devices are not eligible for BYOD.

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  • Hi, I'm a big "Blackberry" fan and owner. Do you or would you be carrying them? Will you carry the new Z10??? Thank you for your time. Please enjoy the Super Bowl!!!

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  • Russell,

    I doubt you will see any Blackberry device allowed on Ting soon.

    For business reasons (not sure if Sprint or vendor) Blackberry or iPhone devices are not allowed on Ting. That could possibly change, though. Ting users got Google's attention enough so that Ting was able to allow Nexus devices on their network.

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  • Never say never. If enough interest generates over the new Blackberry, we may take a seriously look at offering them. At this point, we'll have to wait and see.

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  • Well, then, Rob, count me in as a.) current Tingite and b.) interested (anxiously awaiting) new Blackberry device on Ting.

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  • Rob..Add me to the list of current Ting customer and will add 2 more lines if Blackberry Z10 or Q10 is offered.  

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  • You guys look super cool but I really hate Android. Please let us bring other devices to your network. I would switch in a heartbeat if I could.

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  • @Joe, several people here, including me, have brought non-Android feature phones to Ting. I believe some have brought used Windows Mobile phones to Ting too. That Android excuse is no longer valid, IMHO.

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  • @Bruce, thanks for the reply. That's great to hear. I understood the original post to mean that only the devices on their devices page were supported, but I now see that as of last December you can bring any Sprint device. Good news!

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  • @Joe

    Not any device. At the present time no LTE devices although that is expected to change before the 3rd Quarter. Consult the whitelist for phones currently OK'd for BYOD  https://help.ting.com/entries/22567167-BYOD-Whitelist-

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  • Holy cow, you guys. Just read over your "Why Ting" section and looked at your plans. I sure hope you get the word out if there's some way I could use an iPhone on Ting! I did subscribe to your "new devices" email. Best of luck to you!

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  • Rest assured that we'll definitely announce it the second that the iPhone is able to be used on Ting. :)

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  • WOW I really hope Ting starts an aggressive marketing campaign.  Until yesterday I had no idea they even existed, which I signed up for immediately.  I have been researching prepaid providers for the past 30 days and Ting has never showed up in my research or search queries. Already owning a great phone and desperately wanting to leave sprint , yesterday as a "Hail Mary" i typed "carrier u can use sprint phone" into Google and viola Ting appears.   I'm very happy I found Ting!

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  • I would switch to Ting in a heartbeat if you guys supported iPhones T_T I desperately urge you to bring the iPhone to your network!!

    For once i could feel like i wasnt getting ripped off by a cellphone company

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  • Brandon,

    Perhaps you should start organizing potential Ting iPhone users.

    The user campaign at http://www.tingmynexus.com/ was what got Ting & Google talking, resulting in Nexus phones on Ting.

    There is a bolg posting about the Nexus on Ting at https://ting.com/blog/device-update-samsung-galaxy-nexus-on-ting-and-m370-refurbs/

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  • I actually own an HTC Arrive, which I've successfully used on Ting. Activating it was a piece of cake. The only reason I stopped using it was that it doesn't support acting as a mobile hotspot, which is a key feature for me (that I didn't realize until after I bought the phone).

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