Optimus S is gone

Should we expect the optimus elite to replace it any time soon?

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  • Ting's home page still touts the Optimus S in the lower right corner, but when you follow the 'Learn More' link, you're told "Ting has all sorts of great URLs. This isn't one of them".

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  • Not necessarily. The HTC Detail disappeared. Ting said it was discontinued, but it later reappeared with < 20 units. I quickly ordered & received 2 of them.

    Perhaps the Optimus S will return. Ting should not remove the phone page when it is unavailable. That breaks links and the Web is all about linking. I know i saw a posting about the HTC Detail referring to the now non-existent link.

    Ting should just remove the price & say Out of Stock. That's what almost everyone else selling on the Web does. It is expected. Removing the web page is not expected behavior and not customer-friendly.

     

    I agree, though that the fron page ad should be removed or replaced. The broken ad implies that Ting is not very technically savvy.

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  • Whoa. I never in my life thought that Ting would phase out the great and powerful Optimus S....well....it is getting outdated. In the fast moving world of smartphones, it's already considered to be ancient. So, it's time for a new low end that Ting can offer. Of course, the Optimus Elite is already shipping with an almost outdated processor and the last generation Android OS, Gingerbread. It's a good thing lots of people in the prepaid world just want a smartphone that works and works well. The Optimus Elite should satisfy that craving at a decent price.

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  • Hi all - thanks for the heads up, we have fixed the broken link. There will be a device update early next week. 

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  • And, now, its early 'next' week....  :)  I know, patients....  Patients is a virtue, just not my virtue.  Coming up on payday this coming Friday and trying to decide what to order.  Love this company.  Keep up the good work.

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  • We are waiting for some info ourselves. I would expect no later than Weds AM, but I am going to try and beat that. Thanks for hanging in there!

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  • We are patiently waiting Scott.

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  • Thanks. Sadly it will be tomorrow as some information is coming in the morning. However, we have added back some devices today, and removed some backorder situations, see ting.com/devices

    Cheers ~

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  • Thanks!  When can those of us with backordered phones expect to see them ship out? (I'm excited.)

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  • I was about to get my second optimus and just found out that it is already gone. Following the forum conversation, Scott mentioned that they will be adding some information today. Is this now the new list of phone or should I wait a few more hours before deciding on which phone to buy? 

    Thanks!

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  • Hold on for a little while longer. I don't see Scott's new infromation yet.

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  • My (Transform Elite) phone shipped out late last night.  Yay!

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  • I think you mean Transform Ultra, but that is still great news! I can relate to mixing up the names of devices, it is very easy to do, and I do it all the time. It is like a new language! 

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  • Actually, I got a special deal, where they took the back half of an Optimus Elite and bolted it on to a Samsung Transform.  It's still in beta, you probably wouldn't have heard about it.  :)

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  • Frankenphone! :)

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