If the Nexus 4 ever came to Ting, would it retail similarly to what Google sells it unlocked?

The Nexus 4 is a nice device that really has me excited. I mean, it has top quality specs at a fraction of the price. Who wouldn't want that?! *ahem* Anyway, the Nexus 4 will be retailing for $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB version, which are really attractive prices. If it ever came to Sprint and Google changed its mind and then it was offered on Ting (talk about a lot of ifs), would it retail at similar prices or would the markup on the device be greater?

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  • Can you clone the ESN/MEID of a former sprint phone you own (Say an EVO 4G Shift) to a Nexus 4? It has the CDMA hardware, and so long as you aren't doing it for fraudulent reasons (like to steal cell service someone else is paying for, etc.), cloning of ESN/MEID is not illegal.

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  • Matthew, you said, "It has the CDMA hardware", but I'm pretty sure it doesn't.  Your concept would work about cloning the ESN from a valid Ting phone to another phone that is CDMA and supports the right frequencies, but the Nexus 4 is a GSM phone without CDMA capability.  Check the specs at the bottom of the listing.  It doesn't do CDMA.

    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Google-Nexus-4_id7531

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  • I know it's not listed in the stats but I thought it used the same radio hardware as the LG optimus g, which if you mess with it enough can do both, even the Sprint one.

    Time to hit up xda developers. I bought a nexus 4 because they were on sale thinking I could use it on ting. If it can be done I'm sure someone on xda has figured it out.

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  • So, while it is not possible to get a Nexus 4 on Ting, it looks lik the next NNexus phone will include CDMA and LTE bands for Sprint/Ting.

    http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4699734/the-lg-nexus-5-with-lte-may-have-appeared-at-the-fcc

     

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