OnePlus One

Does anyone foresee any roadblocks getting the upcoming OnePlus One phone running on Ting though BYOD?  I'm speaking about things like Sprint blocking the Nexus 5 if it wasn't bought from the Play Store or through Ting.

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  • Hello, now that GSM has been announced will Ting support the OnePlus One?

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  • Hi Rahsaan!  Yes, the One Plus One is compatible with the GSM network - we'll be launching very soon!

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  • Wonderful.  I have already got a white 1+1 and even a GSM card from Ting.  Now I am just waiting!..

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  • I do have one question though now that I think about it. 

    Daniel Kerrigan offered an invite a few days ago and I looked at it but did not claim it becuase it was for a 64 GB black 1+1.  Could I have used that for my white one?  Or are they tied to the specific type of 1+1 device?

     

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  • Been keeping my eye on this issue and now's the time.  OnePlus available for 24 hrs with no invite starting Tuesday, Feb. 24.  Sandstone Black 64GB or White 16GB.  

    Ting, once it's in my hands you'll have yourself one more customer.  

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  • Quick question: If One Plus One capable of doing Wifi Calling once GSM service is launched? That would be a big deal for me. 

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  • Is there an expected launch date for the GSM services yet?  I have a broken phone, and want to know if I should put off getting a phone for a few days until GSM launches.

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  • Clement - I would love to answer that question, but I'm very much behind the learning curve on much of this technology.  Considering my current phone is a beat up Palm Treo 680 (circa 2005), I've got some catching up to do.  :)

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  • Also, anyone looking at this, if you are looking at getting a OnePlus One, there is no invite required on Tuesdays, you can buy either one of the phones.  Dont waste your money getting an invite code on ebay or something, just wait until Tuesday to buy the phone.

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  • Clement, I'm copy/pasting from the GSM Beta Discussion thread: "A few caveats: international roaming, international long distance,** and WiFi Calling are all currently missing in action**.  We'll have more updates on these features as we get closer to our full launch.  We've also seen issues with group messaging on iOS." My understanding is that this is a carrier service and doesn't have much to do with what type of phone you have. I am currently using my OnePlus One in the beta, and am able to use Skype to make WiFi calls. As the admin said though, I'd expect an update about this coming very soon.

    Andrew, since nothing has been said yet and we're already close to the end of February, my best guess (with no inside knowledge) is that the full GSM launch is going to get pushed into early to mid March. That sounds like a tough situation to be in, so it's unfortunate that they don't seem likely to hit the original target launch.

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  • Robert - that's what I was looking for. Thanks for your reply!

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  • Nicely done Robert.  

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  • Ting is now operating my OnePlus One phone with no problems that I can see. I even ported over the old Sprint/Ting number after a glitch or two. 

    You can enable wifi calling if you're willing to use Google's service, afaik. 

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  • I just got the email about the open beta and I will be planning on setting up my 1+1 tonight or tomorrow.   I am excited. 

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  • Keep us posted on how the setup goes.   I ordered my 1+1 on Tues. morning.  Really itching to get it in my hands.  

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  • When I set up my OnePlus One last week the beta was still closed and the setup had to be done manually. I think this may have been streamlined now, but it seems more daunting than it actually is. I was set up within five minutes, and I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to the weeds of smartphones and networks. So as far as setup with the OPO, it was painless.

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  • I'm a little confused by Ting's GSM compatability guide, (https://help.ting.com/entries/105240696-Can-I-Bring-My-GSM-Device-to-Ting-Compatibility-and-Unlocking-Guide), as it relates to the OnePlus One. Specifically the GSM/LTE connectivity. 

    The OnePlus One specs are:

    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
    • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40

    With GSM at 1900MHz (2G on the Ting chart) but LTE band 4 (4G on the Ting chart), does this mean the OnePlus One would data at 2G or 4G? Would this also mean there would be no 3G since there is no HSPA spec?

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  • My knowledge of bands isn't great, but using my OPO I'm able to freely switch between 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE: http://i61.tinypic.com/2vkj5w0.png

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  • Hey Louis, the OnePlus One will support 2G, 3G and LTE on our GSM network! The easiest way to confirm this with other devices is to use our compatibility checker at ting.com/byod

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  • Bumping an old topic, I know, but I didn't know if I should make a new one.

    I am really a big fan of the OnePlus One from what I have read online, and am seriously considering it. The biggest thing standing in my way right now is this: Wi-Fi calling. I live in a basement apartment, and so having Wi-Fi calling is going to be a must for me if I want to be able to use the phone in my own home. From everything I have read online, it doesn't seem like Cyanogen supports Wi-Fi calling like you would find on T-mobile's GSM phones.

    Are there any current OnePlus One users who know of a workaround? Is it viable to think that Wi-Fi calling will be coming to Cyanogen anytime soon? Or am I going to have to resign myself to the fact that if I want Wi-Fi calling, I'm going to need a different device?

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  • @Ryan

    Why not do what I do; Get a Google Voice number and use Hangouts for calls over WiFi. It also has the advantage of not burning your minutes.

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  • Wi-fi calling has always been available in some form on any device that can use wi-fi.  That has never been a problem, if you are willing to use a separate service that will have a separate phone number than your cell phone number.  There are lots of apps that let you do that, and they are unrelated to the minutes of your cell phone plan.  It's this integration where it uses your regular cell number that is specific and apparently not available on Cyanogen.  Pros and cons, you know:  dealing with a separate phone number, but free and doesn't use your minutes.

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  • Wi-Fi calling is a current feature of CM12 nightlies.

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  • @Rocky

    My recollection is that Groove IP will allow using your cell phone number on its caller ID. It was not an issue for me so I moved to Hangouts when the voice integration rolled out.

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  • I wouldn't mind using GV - I'm still a little confused as to how the whole integration with Hangouts worked. Obviously when I'm *not* connected to Wi-Fi I don't want to be using Hangouts to answer calls since that would rack up my data usage. Would I just have to manually let GV know when to use Hangouts and when to not?

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  • Hangouts has its own dialer, so you can use it whenever you want on wifi for outbound. It is just a simple toggle setting in Hangouts to have incoming calls ring your device. It would be nice if it was smart enough to set this automatically when you were on wifi, but for now you have to set it yourself.

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  • Hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but this seems to be a pretty large congregation of OPO users and I have a question for you all.

    Has anyone experienced the (seemingly widespread) touchscreen issues with the OPO that are reported in their forums and a number of other places? At this point, that's the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on this vs. the Moto X, which is obviously way more expensive. I was also looking at the BLU Studio 6.0 HD LTE until I found out it only had Bluetooth 3.0 (so not compatible with my Pebble or UP24 band).

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  • I haven't had any touchscreen issues with my OnePlus, nor have I experienced any of the battery problems others have mentioned. These could have been hardware problems with the first production run of the OnePlus One. I just bought mine in March of this year so they may have corrected what ever the issues were on the newer shipments.

    I am a little hesitant to go to Cyanogenmod 12S. I've heard there are additional software issues with 12S/Lollipop. 

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  • I have not had any touchscreen issues but I am sure a lightweight user I am probably not a good test case.  So far my OPO has been great.

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  • @Charles Christiansen: I've had my OnePlus One for seven or eight months, and I've had very brief and sporadic problems with my touchscreen/sleep button. It happens maybe once a month for thirty seconds or so. Double-tapping the screen won't wake the phone up, and neither will the sleep button the side. It is frustrating when it happens, but since it happens so infrequently, it's not that big of a deal to me, and wouldn't keep me from buying the phone again.

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