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Bring a Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to Ting

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We’re excited to announce that you can officially bring your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P to Ting!

Powerful and well-priced, Google’s latest smartphone offerings bring a lot to the table. Whether you’re interested in a compact shell or premium phablet, the Nexus line has got you covered.

If you’d like a closer look, we’ve unboxed both phones on the Ting YouTube channel. Click here for the corresponding unboxing: Nexus 5X | Nexus 6P

We also spent a month with the Nexus 5X and shared our thoughts on the Ting blog.

The 5X and 6P are fully compatible with Ting’s GSM and CDMA networks. All you need is the correct Ting SIM card to begin the activation process.

Direct links

Nexus 5X SIM: GSM | CDMA

Nexus 6P SIM: GSM | CDMA

Will the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus work on Ting?

iPhone-6s-Rose-Gold-Front_largeIf you’re searching for an answer as to whether the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus will work on Ting, we’re pleased to be able to say that the answer is a resounding yes.


That was pretty resounding.

An iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus that’s purchased outright from Apple directly, that’s not purchased under contract or with a carrier device subsidy (Simple Choice Plan, Easy Pay, Next, whatever name they come up with next) will work.

Both the T-Mobile and SIM-free version of the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus will work on Ting on a GSM network with a Ting GSM SIM.

We’ve also confirmed that the T-Mobile (and SIM-free) version of the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus has full compatibility with the CDMA (Sprint) network. A Nano C6 CDMA SIM card is all that’s required to get it up and running. While there is a Sprint version available, Apple requires you to login to a Sprint account in order to purchase the device. It’s identical to the T-Mobile (and SIM-free) model, so there’s nothing you’ll miss out on by picking up either of those versions instead.

Until we have more information on how Apple is implementing its new monthly installment payment plan, to get a Ting-ready iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you’ll want to buy the iPhone outright. We link there from our own Ting shop listings for the iPhone 6s.

Buy online or from the Apple Store

If you’re reading this early enough, you could venture into the outernet and queue up outside the physical Apple Store on September 25 in the hopes of getting a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus to activate on Ting. Going the physical route—if the line is long enough and the news cycle slow enough—you also get the chance of making the evening news.

Great Ting mobile deals all through September

There are some exciting things happening in the Ting shop in September. We’ve got some phones on sale, we’re offering GSM SIM cards for just $5 and to sweeten the pot further, we’re offering free shipping on everything we sell all month long.

Ting GSM SIMGSM SIM cards: $5

80% of smartphones can come to Ting (check yours). For a majority of phones, all that’s required to get up and running on Ting is a GSM SIM card. To make the decision easier than ever, we’ve knocked the price down to just $5 for a Ting GSM SIM card for the rest of September.

Free shipping, site-wide

Everything we sell ships free for the month of September. No promo codes or prequalifications necessary. Just buy something (like a GSM SIM card or one of the phones we’re about to talk about) and you’ll see that standard shipping doesn’t cost a dime.

Phones on sale

We’ve slapped the sale sticker on several phones in the Ting shop, with discounts up to $80. Everything from low to high-end phones is covered, and the sale is primarily on CDMA (Sprint network) phones, but we’ve got one GSM phone on offer too.

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.