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Sprint MVNO Ting Will Support Nexus 5

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Nov 18, 2013, 8:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Ting, an MVNO that runs on Sprint's network, recently announced that it will support the Google Nexus 5 smartphone. According to Ting, customers will need to acquire their own Nexus 5 handset and a Ting SIM card. They'll then be able to activate the Nexus 5 on Ting's network. Sprint, too, supports the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 can be ordered directly from Google, though most models are currently backordered by at least a couple of weeks.

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Nov 18, 2013, 9:51 AM

Ting rocks!

One issue -- Sprint does not use SIM cards, and neither does Ting. Ting only works with Sprint phones or (some) other Sprint MVNOs. Read up before you buy a phone to use on Ting!

I love Ting! If you're on Sprint and out of contract, you should look hard at it. They use tiered pricing so you only pay for what you use, and you can activate most Sprint phones on their network. Their fees are limited to only what the government makes them charge, plus $6 per line. My bill for last month was only $12! Biggest downside is the large upfront cost if you want a new phone, but you can buy used ones off Glyde or eBay.

If you're interested, here's a link that will get you $25 off your first bill:
https://zpmffk1i704.ting.com/ »
(Full disclosure: ...
Hey Jeremy. I'm Justen, the product manager for Ting. Just a quick clarification: all of our LTE devices either have a removable SIM or an embedded ICC ID.

The Nexus 5 is the first device that we've ever activated that can (and often is) shipped ...
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