"Nexus 5" Here You Come?!?!?!

You've read the rumors, I've read the rumors...CDMA enabled for Sprint network!  I already sent Ting a G+ callout indicating they better be staffing up because they are going to be getting slammed!  I for one will definitely be adding a new device to my account!!

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  • The way these are selling, I'm worried won't be any left by the time they turn it on.

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  • Bryan, don't worry they will make more, they like selling things. I think the price from Ting is going to be interesting. I feel fairly confident that Google is likely selling them near cost. I also hope the 32GB option is available. My Galaxy Nexus is needing retirement!

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  • Silly Best Buy..

    Best Buy selling Google's $349 Nexus 5 for $799.99

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/2/5058086/best-buy-charging-799-for-nexus-5-off-contract

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  • I'm waiting to see if the phone needs to be bought from Ting before I go after the playstore version. I figure we'll know in two weeks what the status will be.

    Considering we all know that the reasons Sprint would allow, or not allow, the phone on Ting only has to do with marketing, would there be any reason why a Ting-purchases Nexus 5 wouldn't work on other networks? It should be easy to get it working on a GSM network (t-mobile, att, etc) but would it work on another CDMA network? Verizon? 

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  • Edward, Verizon is the one major network in the US that it won't work on. I think that goes back to issues with the Galaxy Nexus and also Verizon being dictators over their kingdom including updates.

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  • I find it so wild that the Nexus 5 will be shipped from Google's playstore to work on T-Mobile and Sprint. I can completely see Sprint saying no MVNO's for a year,  but I cannot imagine why they would want that.  Ting has to be making some money for Sprint, with customers Sprint wouldn't normally get.

    I'm guessing the worry is 'Cell Service' has become a commodity market, and MVNO's existence is proof to that end. The real fear for Sprint is low margins. (Though Ting's customer service is so far better than anything I've had with any cell or landline provider. Sprint should learn something from Ting in that department)

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  • I hope the N5 will work with Ting.....I'll probably be leaving if it doesn't especially since I already ordered it.

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  • Just throwing a vote of interest for the Nexu5 in hopes Ting gets the chance to support it!!

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  • I too just ordered a Nexus 5.  Currently looking for a place to go away from Verizon.  I'd love to switch to Ting if they can add support for the device.

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  • Moto X came in but way to expensive. Please bring the Nexus 5 to Ting and with a reasonable price..

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  • It would be nice if Ting filled us in on the process behind the scenes. What does it take to get this approved? Who are they waiting on information from? When was the request for information on the phone availability sent, and when do they expect to hear a reply.

    I have been happy with Ting. I will continue to use them even if this phone doesn't become available, but it would be nice to have the Nexus 5?

    It would also be nice if they filled us in on the iPhone situation. The iPhone 4 and 4s are now allowed on Ting, but I am still in the dark on the iPhone 5s. Will it be available soon? It would be nice if we were filled in on that process.

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  • Apparently Sprint will officially be giving away their Nexus 5s on the 8th (there's a pre-order spot on their website), so Ting might be getting theirs a couple of weeks after. They already have the Note 3 and that was pretty much just released.  Maybe we'll get lucky and Ting will have the Nexus 5 at the same time Sprint is selling theirs officially, since the Play version can be used with both Sprint and T-Mobile.

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  • Please remember that even when Ting starts selling the Nexus 5, that does not necessarily mean it can be BYOD from Sprint or Google.

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  • "Moto X came in but way to expensive. Please bring the Nexus 5 to Ting and with a reasonable price.."

    Raul, the best no contract price I could find on the Moto X was 550 on Amazon.  Ting has theirs for 565.   $15 difference.  I don't have a problem with that.  They don't have the volume to get a better discount.

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  • Anthony, I think Ting is one of the most open companies I have ever dealt with. There are just some things theyh can't discuss I'm sure due to a variety of reasons. Remember they are bringing light to what is a pretty dark business model so it takes time.

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  • Well this isn't looking promising so count me as an early defector. I'll be pulling one line off to go GSM. The N5 has a micro SIM right? Anyone have experience with straight talk? We have to go att since t mobile doesn't have ANY coverage in our area. 

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  • Another Verizon customer here looking to switch to Ting - I'll make the leap immediately if the Nexus 5 is supported!

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  • Since Sprint is offering the Nexus for pre-order at $49.99 today and there ETF fee is $360, will Ting still honor their deal to pay 25% of the ETF, thus lowering the actual costs for a Nexus 5 to about $300 or less than you can get on the PlayStore?

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  • Jeffrey of course we really have no idea how any of this will work out but I think that would fall under the one year wait. Its really up to Sprint. I think if it were up to Ting completely they would take any device they could.

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  • With any luck it'll be a matter of waiting. Sprint's NV/LTE is at long last rolling out in my area and that has been the sole roadblock to returning to Ting for me.

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  • I have been using Nexus devices exclusively since the One. In the e case of last year's Nexus 4, there was no difference between the devices offered on the Play Store and those sold by T-Mobile (other than price). There weren't any issues activating a Play Store phone online provided you purchased a sim.

    I'm pretty confident the Nexus 5 won't be any different (and probably why the bloodsuckers at Verizon were left out of the loop). I hear you can activate a Play Store N5 on Sprint without issue other than maybe CSR ignorance (I spoke with my local Sprint store last night and they were clueless). The only issue at this point is whether Sprint will allow mvno's to do it.

    I wonder if you could activate your PS N5 on Sprint monthly, cancel after a month and then move to Ting.

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  • I ordered my N5 phone and received confirmation it has shipped.  The only questions now is if I will be allowed to be a Ting customer or take my business elsewhere.

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  • Well, there's no "allowed" anything. Ting has already said that the Play Store Nexus will not be compatible. You can only bring over phones from Sprint. Period. Whether the Sprint Nexus 5 is qualifying immediately for BYOD is a matter we won't know until at least after we find out if Ting will get a Nexus of their own to sell.

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  • @Tina, there is nothing about the Play Store N5 that is "incompatible" with using it on Ting. You misunderstood. The issue is Sprint giving permission or not. The N5 from the Play Store is 100% technologically compatible with the Sprint network.

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  • To further Ryan's point, Sprint has already confirmed they will activate Play Store N5(s) on the Sprint network. Like Ryan said, it comes down to a choice for Sprint IF they want to allow MVNOs the ability. Personally given their (Sprints) practices/attitude towards MVNOs I highly doubt it.. While a Ting representative did make a comment regarding Play Store handsets, that comment has not been included a a reply from staff here. I'll wait for the official word here or a blog post before I take it as gospel.

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  • Ready to put my Galaxy S2 into semi retirement. Was going to BYOD an S3 to Ting, but since the physical size of the N5 is essentially the same as the S3, I might as well go for newer hardware, but hope the price is not much over $400.

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  • @Tina, Before theNexus 5 was announced, all Sprint phones needed to be bought through Sprint. The Nexus 5 is now being allowed from Google Play. It is too soon to know how this major change affects Ting.

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  • This was posted to Facebook question if Ting would support play store N5's

     

    "Unfortunately, it has to be a Nexus 5 bought from Ting (but it will still be sold at wholesale price). We're hoping to have more info on the Nexus 5 in the next few weeks, stay tuned!"

    Come on guys my Samsung Intercept is miserably slow.  Come through.

     

     

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  • If it ends up being 12 months before we are able to use a sprint N5 on Ting, it will basically be useless IMHO considering Google's stance on device OS update window being 18 months. We would only have a device that Google would support for roughly 6 months to a year before it becomes obsolete... any thought...

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  • @Brad, it could be 12 months for a phone from the play store, if at all. It is highly likely however, that Ting will be selling the phone directly. Using previous phones as an example they have had the S4, Note III, Moto X, etc fairly quickly I suspect the N5 should be no different. The price may not be what you can get it from the Play Store, but if it is even 100 bucks more expensive you save that in a hurry vs. a contract. I hope this phone is a game changer for Ting as far as BYOD is concerned.

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