Switching from EVO 4G to Samsung Transform Ultra, am I gonna lose my mind?

Currently have 2 - Evo 4G's active on Sprint, want to start Ting but don't want to shell out big $ to start to I was looking at the Samsung Transform Ultra.  Am I going to regret it big-time?

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  • You should soon be able to use your current Evo 4Gs. Ting is close to enabling BYOD for some Sprint devices. The EVO 4G is one of the devices that can be BYOD'd. The trick will be porting the phone numbers. Your EVOs would need to be inactive with Sprint for you to BYOD but as soon as you deactivate the phone you loose the number. You might want to consider one of the least expensive devices and port one of your Sprint numbers to it. That would deactivate that phone on Sprint. That would mean you could BYOD and move the first number to that phone. Repeat as necessary. 

    Sign up to be ready. You might want to call Ting support (greatest support ever) and discuss the BYOD strategy I outlined. They may have other options.

    https://ting.com/blog/byosd-progress-report-and-wider-beta-launch-announced/

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  • I just moved my EVO 4G and my wife's EVO 4G from Sprint to Ting under the byod beta program.  I had to terminate my Sprint service first, as Ting is not yet letting you byod  on active sprint phones yet.  I terminated service by porting my numbers to google voice (takes about 24 hours).  All went pretty well, and i couldn't be happier.  We were without cell phones for about a day, but  our numbers still worked because i set them up in google voice to ring our landline.  If you want your old sprint numbers on Ting instead of google, you can always port them from google to ting after your phones are set up on ting.

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  • Although porting the Sprint number to Google Voice is $20 per number there is lots to recommend it. Like Ken mentioned you can have GV ring your landline as well as your EVO 4G. Pick up the landline and no Cell minutes. 

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  • Thanks for the replies.  Ken, I am following your process after calling Ting to discuss it.  They're customer service is impressive so far!

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  • Thanks so much Zarthan for submitting all of the great info!

    There is a couple of alternatives to buying a low cost Sprint phone that you can use to hold your number while you BYOD your current phone.

    One would be using an old Sprint phone that you've got sitting in a shoebox somewhere.

    The other would be asking Sprint support if they can maybe use a "dummy phone" or floating ESN to hold the number for you and keep it active while you BYOD your main phone.

    While I realize that these aren't definitive solutions to this dilemma, a lot of people do have old out of use Sprint phones lying around, and I know at least a few people were able to get Sprint to help them out with a place holder phone.

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  • Ok, so I filled out the BYOSD survey, now I sit and wait patiently for an invite from Ting, then port Sprint #'s to Google Voice, then port those numbers to Ting if I understand correctly.

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  • Steve - you don't necessarily have to port the numbers to Google Voice first.

    If you are in a situation where you are planning to port both the phone and the number from Sprint, see my previous post for alternate suggestions.

    Aside from that, then yes, it sounds like you're right on the money.

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  • During the google+ hangout this afternoon it was suggested that BYOSD is going live as soon as Tuesday.  So i don't think you will have long to wait.  Good luck.

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  • Still waiting...When's this horse leaving the gate? ;-)

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  • Scott,  I think this link might be active now for everyone, give it a try:   https://ting.com/byod/get_started

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  • Thanks!

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  • Wife says she can't be w/o phone until weekend, ugh, so no porting.  I wish the full BYOSD (direct changover to Ting) would go active!

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  • How about this:  Move one phone, once it is moved set her up using that phone, then move the other phone.  If you are using google voice you can easily point gv to ring a different phone.  Though if you are porting your numbers to gv that takes 24 hours, but as soon as it happens you can have gv ring any phone cell or landline as soon as the port happens.  Depends on how truly mission critical her application is don't mess with anything she can't live without for say 48 hours in case something doesn't go as planned.  I started my port of two EVOs on the friday after thanksgiving and everything was pretty much done by sunday evening.  good luck.

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  • That will be the link, Ken, but BYOD isn't officially open to everybody yet, though it might work for people with the right devices.

    Scott, just as a heads up, when BYOD officially launches it's still only going to apply to inactive devices. We won't be able to bring a phone with a phone number attached to it over to Ting.

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  • Thanks guys!

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  • Andrew,  I didn't intend to disclose anything that was not ready for release.  I saw the link under the post  "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) What Works or NOT" and figured since it was out there i would share it here for the benefit of Scott since he is an EVO 4g user and that phone is on the "supported" list.

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  • Don't worry about it Ken. :)

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