Petition to google for Nexus Devices?

On the recent Ting blog posting there was mention of getting a petition going to Google to allow stock of the Galaxy Nexus.  How does Ting propose to proceed?  Shall we start with a show of posts from the current and potential customer base for support?  

May also be prudent for Ting to make a facebook and Twitter posting about it once an "official" online petition is created and gains support.  Presuming there is sufficient support for the Gnex on Ting.  Lets give Ting and Google some numbers to work with here.  Show of posts, who wants official support for the Gnex on Ting?

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  • I'll start, I do, I do!  Also, mark the "you found this useful" button if you would please.  It could help make tracking easier.

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  • I sign the petition of whoever starts it. Rumor has it that Google will probably launch more phones till the end of this year. That would be a step in the right direction for both companies unless there's some conflicting issues between Google and its partners.

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  • I don't see how it could cause any conflict. Google afterall directly sells the GSM version of its device on its website, and that one can be used with any number of GSM NVMOs. Even more important than the Gnex is the next generation of Nexus device; the Gnex is almost a year old and with the iPhone 5 on the horizon, I'm sure Google is preparing a next generation Nexus phone. That's the one we want on Ting more than all.

     

    I'm thinking about what would get Google's attention, and I think it should be more than just a petition on change.org or something. Can we make a little website with a clever cartoon explaining how Ting + Nexus is the perfect union? It's a hacker-friendly phone, a hacker-friendly carrier; a pure Google experience, combined with a pure Ting experience. Then have people add their vote after the cartoon.

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  • Ken

    I would love to have my hands on Gnex. So, it would be OK to buy the phone directly from Google and use it on Ting, right? If Ting does the same thing they did last May then I will switch over. Read that LTE is just around the corner.

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  • You can't directly order the CDMA Nexus from Google, only the GSM version. Ting would require the CDMA version, and even still, Ting doesn't currently support BYOD.

    If they did support BYOD, you could buy a Sprint Galaxy Nexus and use it on Ting right now.

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  • Ting having BYOD would be the best long term solution. It may even be a better use of Ting resources to focus on BYOD rather than getting Nexus devices. In any, I'll have a post to make this week regarding my exerperience using a Gnex with m370 donor.

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  • I can't switch to TING if they don't support BYOD. Sorry but I am going to pass on it but keep monitoring to see if there's any inroads towards that.

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  • Yeah, my main complaint about Ting is that it's a CDMA network. Even if they eventually support BYOD, there simply isn't a real market of unlocked CDMA devices out there. It isn't like GSM where you can just buy a device unlocked, get a SIM card, and go. But it's a trade-off because with Ting you get a level of honesty and transparency that I've never seen from any other carrier. But at the expense of Sprint's CDMA network and everything that goes with it.

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  • Oh yes. That's a pity indeed. And if you're not happy with TING then your options with the phone you buy from them is Verizon and Sprint itself which will not make any sense to be serviced by them anyway. I need to take this into consideration when I make my decision. Currently, I am using t.mobile but I fell in love with TING's business model. 

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  • Yeah, me too. I could make a little website we can collect petitions with. The awkard thing is, if this forum posting is any indication, it'll be hard to promote and we'll only get a handful of users to visit it -- resulting in an embarrassingly small number. Maybe Ting could help out with a link to it on the blog?

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  • I agree. They need to plug it on their website and promote it on google + and facebook would not be a bad idea either. Not many people know about Ting other than you, me, the existing subscribers which I don't know how many plus Leo Laporte (he gets sponsored by Ting).

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  • I suspect this is largely a moot point now with BYOD.

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