Blu Studio 6.0 LTE, APN issues?
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Has anyone successfully activated a Blu Studio 6.0 LTE phone with Ting?  Several reviews indicate there are problems changing APN settings.  TIA for any feedback !!

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  • I have a Blu Studio 6.0 LTE phone and I had no problems getting it up and running on Ting.  Works beautifully and I would recommend that you buy one.  The same time I got the Blu Studio 6.0 LTE for me my wife also got a Blu Studio 5.0 LTE for herself.  Her new phone activated fine and is running well and truly also.

    The setting menu is just that little bit different on the 6.0 than it is on the 5.0 (I can't explain why) but patience and the willingness to push buttons with the realization that you can't just apply the same setting menus to both phones, will pay off.

    The Blu Studio LTE phone line is great, and once you have the epiphany that they don't set up the same you will be rewarded with a great phone that is really, really inexpensive.

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  • Thanks David.  Have you experienced any significant lagging or overheating issues?  Were you able to get a decent case for it?  Also, It sounds like it may be difficult to get a replacement battery later on.  

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  • Paul,  We haven't had any lagging or overheating issues on either of our phones.  The battery doesn't overheat either on charging or in usage.  The LTE series of Blu phones just came out relatively recently, so there is not an overwhelming selection of cases.  Good news is that a silicone "skin" case (as good as what you could by from a major phone provider) comes in the box and is included in the price....along with package containing the included screen protector.  

    We each got cases for the HD model through Amazon.  Each phone fits snugly in the respective case, but the LTE requires that the openings in the case for power, volume and charging be in different places.  We performed surgery on the cases (easy to do, the mounting is silicone and easily cuts with a pocket knife and can be trimmed to perfection with a pair of nail clippers), and unless you knew you would never know that our phones are not in cases made for our particular phone model.

    The reason I changed from Verizon to Ting was to save money, pure and simple.  Before I changed I knew that the LG Lucid Verizon phones would not make the transfer, so I started shopping for new phones.  We chose the Blu phones based on the fact that they are so inexpensive and we couldn't find anyone that said anything was not up to par with their performance.  If you look you will find the trolls badmouthing them, just like they do for any product.

    The BLU phones function, they are brand-new with up to date operating systems and they are slick.  Think of it likes this....If you by a Blue Studio 5.0 LTE you will spend about $120.00 for it.  If you buy a 5 inch anything else that is LTE you will spend much, much more than that.  The Blue phone could break after two years and you could replace it four times for the same money as a Galaxy Nexus 6.

    I can't speak to performance issues, speed of calculations or computing power.  All I can say is that our phones play The Price is Right Slots for hours on end without burning up, we can call people and talk and send text messages and The Weather Channel keeps us up to date with alerts just as they did on our LG Lucids.  There is no app on the Play store that our phones won't run.

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  • As an addendum, I need to tell you that I have YouTube, Dish Anywhere and the Play On media apps on my Blu 6.0 LTE.  All three video services work dandy.  The pictures are clear, the colors are bright and I have never experienced any buffer pauses or video hesitation.  I don't have Netflix on the phone but I have no reason to believe that it would not work well, also.  With Dish Anywhere I, as a dish subscriber, can watch every network or channel I am subscribed to, including my local channels with all the local news.  I'm not endorsing Dish Network, and I do believe that if you installed Directv's, Comcast's or U-Verse's  similar apps they would work just as well.

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  • Good info on the HD case working for the LTE model, thanks again.  I pulled the trigger on the 6.0 LTE last night and I can only hope I will be able to get a replacement battery later.  

    BTW, I read somewhere the 6.0 LTE "can" take a 64GB SD card if you format the SD card as FAT32, instead of the default exFAT so I will be trying that.  I also read it can take a 64GB SD if you "root" the phone but I don't think this is an option on this phone yet. 

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  • Good luck with the phone, I'm sure that you will be pleased.

    Glad I could help.

    The set-up is pretty much as Ting says on the Activate GSM page.  If you have any problem that you can think I can help with let me know.  I'm not much in to the technical/rooting side of the phone, but I am an avid button pusher and I do so with the mindset that if I screw it up I can always reset and start over.

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