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Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: LG G4

  LG G4 – Ting shop (CDMA) 

Update: Congratulations to Humphrey L whose YouTube comment was randomly selected to win the LG G4.

The LG G4 is the latest Android flagship to hit the Ting shop. A smart evolution from last year’s LG G3, this successor brings significant improvements to the camera and display.

For 100 bucks less than both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, you also get a removable battery and removable storage for up to two terabytes via microSD! Not a bad deal if you ask us.

What’s more? We’re giving away one of these bad boys to a lucky reader.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Ting on YouTube.
  2. Comment on the LG G4 Unboxing YouTube video (not this blog post) letting us know whether or not you think flagship smartphones are still worth it, and why.

*You must be a resident of the United States.

Ting Unboxing: BLU Studio 6.0 LTE

If you’re a phan of the phablet phorm phactor, you’re looking to spend under $250 and you have a soft spot for sequential digits in price tags, the stars just aligned. The BLU Studio 6.0 LTE is $234 in the Ting shop.

Before you pull out cash and start waving it at the screen, insisting that we take your money, have a look at our unboxing video so you know what you’re in for.

When the time comes to take a closer look, the Ting Shop listing for the BLU Studio 6.0 LTE also boasts the absolute worst pun we’ve ever dispensed… and we’ve dispensed our fair share.

App of the Week: Swappa Price


Find out how much your phone’s worth with Swappa’s new app, Swappa Price. You can instantly view the average selling price of your used device along with a graph of price changes since its release.

The app also lets you check out prices of other used phones on the market and sort by specific manufacturers and carriers (like Ting).

If you think you’re due for an upgrade, it’s an easy way to get an idea of how much you’ll get for your current phone. While the app’s not helpful for buying or selling devices (tapping the “Buy” and “Sell” buttons just launches the mobile site), it’s handy for getting a quick valuation of your phone in hand.

Swappa Price is currently only available on Android, with an iOS version in the works.

Ting Unboxing: Moto E (2nd Gen)

“The Motorola Moto E is perhaps the perfect match with Ting; it’s smart, it’s friendly, it’s affordable.”

That’s this phone’s tagline in the Ting shop and it couldn’t be more true. A great balance of price and performance, the Moto E is at the vanguard of a movement for inexpensive but very usable smartphones.

At $147 and with compatible models for both our GSM and CDMA networks, it’s an excellent option for anyone looking to pick up a new smartphone to use on Ting.

Take a look at this awesome device in our latest Ting Unboxing.

Device update: GSM phones in the Ting shop plus Galaxy S6 for CDMA

A lot has happened since last we spoke. Not least of which, we added a GSM network to what we’ve got on offer. Aside from the whole more coverage in more places, thing, that means a whole new world of device options.

GSM offers access to the wider world of phone choice and we’re pretty excited about it. If you’re looking for information on what to look for in a GSM phone to bring to Ting, we have a blog post covering that topic. Given that this is the Ting device update, though, and we typically talk about devices in our own Ting shop, that’s quite enough bring your own talk for now.

Buying directly from the Ting shop offers some peace of mind that playing the used market just can’t touch. Also, it saves sifting through Amazon new device listings, trying to make 100% sure that the device you’re thinking about will be compatible with Ting. With our recent addition of a nationwide GSM network, about 80% of smartphones made in the last two years are compatible. That remaining 20%, though, can be a stumbling block unless you’re well versed in the world of mobile phones.

Following are a few recent additions to the Ting shop, across both Ting network choices.

Five inexpensive smartphones that are anything but cheap

Kyocera-Hydro-VibeThere’s a movement afoot: Smartphones that cost much less than you’d think but that can do much more than you might expect.

Whether browsing the web, using your favorite apps, sharing snaps or video chatting with friends, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars to get your hands on a quality smartphone that does exactly what you need it to.

Following are five inexpensive smartphones across both our CDMA and GSM network offerings that offer a great smartphone experience and, that you can actually afford to buy without signing onto an onerous mobile contract.

1. Hydro Vibe [On sale for $159] – CDMA

If durability is your primary concern, the Hydro Vibe where it’s at. No need to shell out $500+ for a waterproof Galaxy S5 – the Hydro Vibe is IP57 certified, meaning you’re fully protected in up to 3.28 feet of water for 30 minutes.

Equipped with impact-resistant glass, it’s built to take a few tumbles. If you’re a clumsy character, look no further than Kyocera’s Hydro Vibe.