Will Ting be offering the Note 4?
No word on that yet, but you can keep an eye on our blog, shop or BYOD page for any news.
i was told yesterday that Ting will be getting the Note 4, but no date as of yet. They said it is on back-order with samsung.
Along with the Nexus 6 and the iPhone 6+, the Galaxy Note 4 is on my 'short list' of favorite phones...
Some used Sprint Note4s will transfer to Ting but I am having problems getting a reputable eBay seller to go to the Ting website and enter the identity to test it. If anyone has a source, let me know. At this rate, the Note5 will be out before Ting has it in their offering.
One of the main selling points for me going to Ting was phone selection followed closely by price. Why is it that we can get an IPhone 6+ but no Galaxy Note 4. Come on Ting. I hate the IPhone!
I agree Danny. Ting said a device has to be out one year before they can sell new ones on their site. I had a crazy idea yesterday so I called Ting yesterday to ask if I bought a Note4 from Sprint - entered a contract - then broke the contract and paid the penalties, would the phone work on Ting. Of course that would be an expensive route. They said yes but also suggested I consider buying a new unlocked Note4 GSM model. Wow - I never thought of that. So I did and I keep clicking the delivery status on UPS. I'll report back here shortly after I get it delivered and activated. Needless to day, my frustration level has lowered quite a bit and has been replaced with hope.
I could have stated the 1st part better. Sprint devices have to be out for one year before Ting can sell new ones on their site. It is part of the contract between Sprint and Ting.
Stuart, the rules changed in mid February. Sprint is now saying a perticular Sprint phone (not model, individual phone) mut have been used tor 12 months cotinuously on sprit befoe it can be brought to Ting. Rob Lake posted thin in one of the BYOD threads.
Look near the bottom at https://help.ting.com/entries/22537088-Bring-Your-Own-Device-BYOD-What-Works-or-NOT?page=2
Thank you very much Bruce. I hate to spread incorrect information. So the Ting representative was incorrect yesterday. As far as my GSM Note4 delivery, looks like UPS fumbled and my next day delivery will be delayed until tomorrow. Looks like the phone didn't make it out of Louisville on time. Oh well... It gives me more time to prepare my Lexar 633x storage for rooting and replacing the recovery... Thanks again!
It has been difficult to keep straight. Even Ting's latest update in the blog could be misinterpreted. From https://ting.com/blog/changes-to-the-byod-program-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/
UPDATE 3: Progress! More than 30 million devices that would previously have failed Sprint’s financial eligibility date (FED) check will now pass.
Now, devices that were freed from a contract due to a hardware upgrade (that is to say, you got a new a new phone on the same contract) will clear the FED check. Likewise, with the exception of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, any device that was activated 12 or more months ago, regardless of whether it’s currently active, will clear. This applies to devices associated with postpaid accounts only.
If you tried to bring your device to Ting previously but failed due to FED, please try again
Rob said he spoke directly with Sprint, though.
Good news - I received my new unlocked GSM Note4 today and the IMEI passed Ting's BYOD screen. Still waiting on the Ting SIM card. I had another SIM from an ATT Nexus 7 and it did not pass.
I am looking at buying a Note 4 from Amazon but I am getting confused with the descriptions. Most say "4G GSM Factory Unlocked, international model". Will these work on Ting?
It is safest to get a T-Mobile number, locked or unlocked.
Some international phones do not work or work well on the US GSM networks because the US uses different frequencies that the rest of the world.
I am having issues finding the details for the International Note 4, but this thread discusses what is needed for the Ting GSM network. https://help.ting.com/entries/105240696-Can-I-Bring-My-GSM-Device-to-Ting-Compatibility-and-Unlocking-Guide
Diona - I bought one of the universal ones and it passed. There are many flavors of international N910. The major difference as my friend tells me is the radio firmware. If I can buy the wrong things, I usually do... I bought the Asia-Pacific one that is called the SM-N910H. I'll post back when I get my SIM possibly tomorrow.
Hi Stuart, I bought the same just this morning after a chat with a Ting rep that said it would be good after looking at it on Amazon for me so I too am waiting for my SIM card to make sure everything is a go! Please update me once yours arrives as I think I won't get mine until Monday.
My Ting love meter is back at the top again so far - the shipping said two day delivery for the SIM or whatever they call them now - it left the fedex facility at 9:26 last night and it is on the truck for delivery today - haha - two day delivery or today delivery? :) - I guess they quote the outer limit so not to set expectations above worse case. heart/heart my Tingalings!
It appears that it is working. There are quite a few characters you have to enter on the keyboard. Ting autofills the new identity of the SIM card on their web page so you don't have to figure out those numbers that are printed on the SIM card which is a blessing. Depending on your fonts used on their web page, you may struggle trying to figure out if one of the characters is an I or L. So I converted them to upper case if you need them. - DEFAULT,ADMIN,FOTA,MMS,SUPL,HIPRI,INTERNET,DUN
Good luck and let me know your experience.
I also have an unlocked international Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910H). Everything has been working great for 3 weeks now. If you buy the unlocked version and doesn't matter where you buy it from, the phone has zero warranty and doesn't support 4G LTE. I got mines for $650 with sales tax at Fry's Electronics.
Th H is currently $607 on Amazon with 30 day free return and 1 yr mfg warranty.
Why not get the SM-N910T T-Mobile version and have LTE too?
If you buy the phone directly from T-Mobile, you have to pay its full retail price of $750. They don't offer discounts.
A couple days ago, Ting listed a Note 4 white for $750 to $800 with LTE support. I don't remember because my Ting bookmark has a $25 discount applied.
Finally they have them for sale direct from Ting. I just picked up a black CDMA phone.
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