I (unfortunately) bought a refurbished LG Marquee from Ting back in 2012 and have put up with this horrible device since I bought it. I'm ready to buy a new phone and want to make sure I get a good one this time around. I can no longer tolerate the lag of the OS, the signal is horrible, and omg ...the battery life. Whoever the engineer was that developed this phone should be ashamed.
I would like to see some advice from other Ting users on how they like the Android phones they use with Ting, both BYOD and those purchased directly from Ting from any manufacturer. I am primarily interested in a Motorola as someone mentioned before that the radio signal in these phones is excellent (as I live in a rural area) but would like info on any type of smartphone. What's good and what I should stay away from. I am in a 'fair' area of the coverage map for 4G LTE.
I was looking at the MotoX but it's still pretty expensive for the 1st Generation of this model (and the reviews say the 2nd gen is a much, much better phone) and I don't want to have to wait a year to be able to buy a 2nd gen to use on Ting. Unless I can find a used one for less than $150, I'll pass. The Photon Q is a great phone ...up until you get to the unremovable battery, so that's out. Someone mentioned that the Moto G from Boost would work, although I don't see it on the compatibility page. Another that has been mentioned to replace the Marquee is the Sharp Aquos Silver Prepaid, a nice phone that also works on Ting that's not on the compatibility page.
I don't know much about the other Motorola phones listed on the compatibility page, so if anyone has or has used a Motorola phone on Ting, please let me know how it's been going.
I just don't want to make another mistake of buying another dud that's pretty much worthless, so I would appreciate any input.