OnePlus Two and Ting
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With the upcoming release of the OnePlus Two, I wanted to check if is compatible with the Ting network should I be lucky enough to get an invite for one.

The communication connectivity specs for the OnePlus Two are:
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17

The OnePlus One connectivity specs are:
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40

Since the GSM frequencies are the same and, from what I've read (https://help.ting.com/hc/en-us/articles/205428938-Can-I-Bring-My-GSM-Device-to-Ting-Compatibility-and-Unlocking-Guide), the LTE bands 2,4 and 12 are used on Ting, the OnePlus Two should have equal, if not better, connectivity to Ting than the One. I'm I wrong in assuming that?

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  • Sorry, spell checker went haywire on that last question. What it should say is "Am I wrong in assuming that?"

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  • That seems correct as long as it i not locked to another carrier such as AT&T

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  • Quick question. Did you ever get the OnePlus Two? If so what do you think? Any problems on Ting?

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  • Taking a look at those specs I would expect this device to be a full match for 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE. You are correct that the addition of bands 2 and 12 will make it an even better match than the One and we already have a lot of customers happily using that model. Looking forward to seeing the new version of Oneplus's flagship killer!

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  • Matt C. - Still have not gotten my invite to buy a OP2, so I can't comment on it.

    I haven't heard any thing from OP yet. I don't know what their queuing process is as I'm a previous OP1 owner and am just inside #5000 on their waiting list, 2 things, according to OP that should put me high on the list. Too bad for them as I would have bought a OP2 the day it came out, but now that the Moto X Pure out and Google's next Nexus 5 is going to be out in a few weeks, I'll probably go with one of them instead.

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  • I just got my invite yesterday and purchased one. So we'll see how it works. I can post the updates once the device comes in.

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  • Has anyone since purchased the OnePlus 2 and can post an update? On Monday (10/12) they will have non-invite purchasing from 12-1 PST.

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  • @James Delmerico - After my mini rant about not getting an invite, I eventually did get one, and bought the OP2. I can confirm that it is fully functional on Ting. In fact, I am replying to you on it right now, via Ting's network. Was that all you were curious what?

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  • Was that all you were curious about, I meant to say? (I'm still not the best typist on it apparently.)

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  • @Louis - thank you. Glad to hear it's working for you. I'm coming from a Nexus 5 and was just curious of the general stability of the device. I've heard mixed reviews and some complaints of heat issues. With the Oxygen OS do you have full access to Google Play?

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  • @James - I haven't had any problem accessing Google play. All my old apps from my previous phone were accessible and I was able to download, install and use them without issue.

    It does get warm with very heavy CPU/GPU use, (Google Cardboard seems to make it run the hottest). Not hot enough to cook an egg on, but defiantly noticeable. Most of the daily apps I use, (Netflix, Spotify, Chrome, etc.), don't seem to impact the temperature that much, if at all. I don't play a lot a Android games, so YMMV.

    My AnTuTu benchmark is 58323 at 32-bit and 64086 on 64-bit. So it's a pretty decent performer for the price. I did have an issue with an update for Chrome, but uninstalling and re-installing fixed it.

    From the Nexus 5, you'll definitely appreciate the extra ram. And the Oxygen OS is close, but not quite exactly stock. Bad new will be you won't get the regular OTA updates like you do from Google. This may be a deal breaker for you if you like the newest OS and patches as soon as they hit the market. Nor does the OP2 have NFC. That's a big deal breaker for some.

    The OP2 does have Android 5.1.1 and dual SIMs, if that's important to you. I'm more about the extra ram. 4Gb is nice if you're running live wallpaper and several background notification apps like I am.

    Hope that answers your question.

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