2014-04-30 10_16_46-BYOD - Ting

Things are strange when you're dealing with CDMA carriers, and doubly so when it's an MVNO. You've been able to buy the Galaxy S4 and HTC One (M7) since they came out last year on Ting, but now inactive Sprint devices can be ported to Ting.


Ting uses the Sprint network to deliver 3G and 4G service, but Ting is required to limit which Sprint devices can be activated. Now that the GS4 and One have been added to the whitelist, you can move these devices over. Hey, and the GS5 and HTC One M8 just launched – funny how things work out, right?

This change also means you can buy a used Galaxy S4 or M7 online and hook them up to Ting without issue. You can check the ESN of your device on Ting's website to make sure it's eligible.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • h4rr4r

    This sort of BS should not happen.
    You sell service, it is not your concern what device I use with that service. At least the GSM providers get that.

    • snobrdr2324

      Luckily CDMA is very slowly going away. It will still be a while before it's gone but at least all carriers are moving toward gsm standards with LTE.