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What is a financial eligibilty date (FED) and what does it have to do with my Sprint phone?

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Ting offers mobile service on a couple of different nationwide networks. Sprint is one of those networks. Any Sprint phone is compatible with Ting. However, to be eligible to activate with a carrier other than Sprint, that phone needs to be free and clear of any financial obligations to Sprint.

Sprint confirms a phone can move carriers by doing a financial eligibility check (FEC) to ensure that phone’s financial eligibilty date (FED) has passed. We’ll explain what that means. Read on!

Cable fees defined: how your cable company is inflating your bill

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Your cable company is inflating your bill

Cable is a crazy web of bundles, introductory offers, ride-alongs and hidden fees. Our favorite is the bizarre but important-sounding HD Technology Fee. We’ll get to that.

We’re used to paying too much for cable TV and Internet access. We’ve come to accept misleading introductory pricing and the term contracts that come along with it. We’re used to bill creep.

One of the big things that sets Ting TV apart from your cable company is our approach to pricing. We’re clear, upfront and honest about what you pay. With our Internet service, the price you see is the price you pay. That’s $89/mo for gigabit service, plus taxes where applicable.

cable companyThe same will go for our TV pricing. Here are some of the fees you will never see on your Ting TV bill.

  • Broadcast TV fee ($5 on average)
  • Regional sports fee ($3 on average)
  • HD technology fee ($10 on average)
  • Miscellaneous fees (varies)

Can I keep my phone number? Yes, you can. Here’s how.

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How to port over to Ting, keep phone number

You can keep your current phone number when you switch to Ting. In industry parlance, we call this “porting” a number. This article will walk you through the basics of keeping your current phone number when you grab a Ting SIM card and activate it.

Our Ting port process is pretty easy, but if you run into any trouble along the way, we’re here to help by chat, email and phone.

A couple “need to knows” before you get started

    • Don’t cancel your current service just yet. A phone number has to be active in order for us to port it.
    • Give it a little time. Phone numbers can take up to 24 hours to transfer, but we usually see them come through pretty quickly in just a few hours in the same business day. Before you start your transfer process make sure you don’t need to be immediately reached on your cell.

Buy or bring a new iPhone to Ting: plus, why we’re excited about eSIM

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The title of this post kind of gives it all away but if you’re eyeing iPhone XR, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max and thinking, well I’d love to bring me one of those to Ting, we’ve got great news.

All three new iPhone models will be compatible with Ting and they’ll be available in the Ting Shop. We’ll even have them for pre-order on September 14 for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max and on October 19 for XR.

If you haven’t heard the latest iPhone news, here’s what we’re excited about in the new models.

The wacky, cool cell phones of Hollywood

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We’ll never forget these cool cell phones from TV and the movies

Believe it or not, some of us grew up in the time where cell phones were still a novelty both in real life, on TV and in the movies.

Whether Hollywood was trying to play on our gadget envy or make us laugh, these cool cell phones made a statement, in ways that came off as wacky at best.

Keep your eyes peeled for all your favorites and even one that’s making a comeback.

Rebooted phones combine retro designs with modern technology

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Retro rebooted phones make great options for #tbt social media posts. Many reboots have retro styles and smartphone technology similar to what you’d get from the latest models. If you enjoy a retro look, check out these rebooted phones.

Brick phones get rebooted with a touchscreen

Brick phones were popular in the 1990s, but they fell out of fashion as people started to buy smaller flip phones. Now, a few brick phones from the past have gotten technological makeovers. The So Retro phone, for instance, has a touchscreen, fast processor, and SIM card.

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The Higoo 2016 phone also combines a retro style with new technology. The rebooted option has an interesting aesthetic that you probably haven’t seen in years. It won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s an exciting option for people who appreciate the Flashback Friday style.

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