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How Ting phone financing works

Ting phone financing

Phone financing is different with Ting

With few exceptions, you should never accept your phone company’s financing terms.

One exception would be if your phone company is Ting. Allow us to explain.

Ting device financing is different. We treat financing as a courtesy to our customers, not like a profit center. As lending practices go, this is about as non-predatory as they come.

Buying a used smartphone to bring to Ting

Looking to buy a used phone to bring to Ting? You’re in the right place.

If you’re planning to buy a refurbished device from Ting, rest assured it’ll be compatible with at least one of our two nationwide LTE networks. If you’re planning on buying elsewhere, there’s a couple things you need to know before jumping the gun.

If you have a used phone in hand, hit the Ting compatibility checker to find out if your phone can come to Ting right now.

Compatible devices

Before you choose a phone, you need to find out which Ting network is right for you. If you know there’s good T-Mobile coverage in your area, go with Ting’s GSM network. If there’s quality Sprint coverage where you are, go with Ting’s CDMA network.

If you’re not sure, take a look through our coverage map or use a crowdsourcing site like OpenSignal.

Four gaming phones that failed spectacularly

Gaming phones that failed

Gaming on your phone. Chances are good you do it today. Maybe you’ve even checked out our piece on the Best Bluetooth gamepads for mobile gaming and can see yourself using one of those to scratch your mobile gaming itch.

Phones today are capable of pushing some pretty impressive pixels when it comes to gaming. The App Store and Google Play Store are replete with great games to play. Plenty of not so great games too, but let’s not spend too many characters talking about those.

It wasn’t always this way. There was a time, not all that long ago, when gaming on a cell phone was a new and ambitious idea.

Ironically, any reasonably equipped smartphone is capable of giving you a better gaming experience than just about any of the dedicated gaming phones we’re about to discuss.

Without further ado: Four gaming-focused phones that we really hope you didn’t spend your hard-earned money on.

Five reasons why the Galaxy S5 is still a great phone

Galaxy S5 is a great phone

The world of smartphones moves fast. It seems like only yesterday that Samsung was announcing the release of its latest, greatest model: The Samsung Galaxy S5.

These days, the Galaxy S5 is a few years old, and so it’s probably not going to get any oohs and aahs from your friends and coworkers anymore. However, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is still a great phone. It has some powerful specs to its name and offers some clear advantages over its successors at a significantly lower price.

Here’s five reasons why the Galaxy S5 is still a great smartphone choice.


Great battery

One of the biggest selling points of the Galaxy S5 was and still is its battery. To begin with, it’s removable, which means you can bring an extra battery along for the ride and replace it in a snap. Switching batteries is not possible in either the Galaxy S6 and S7.

At 2800 mAh (milliamp hours), it’s also larger than the battery in the Galaxy S6, and according to some reviews, lasts longer as well.

Ting to offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus beginning Friday, May 12

 iPhone 7 now on Ting - Showing a silver iPhone 7 front view. If your screen reader is reciting this alt text to you, it might interest you to know that iPhone has some of the best accessibility options available.

Ting will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring new advanced camera systems, the best battery life ever on an iPhone and water and dust resistance beginning on Friday, May 12. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE will also be available.

“We are excited to bring iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to our simple and affordable way of doing mobile,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Ting. “iPhone is unparalleled in its user experience and we have heard loud and clear from our customers how important that is to them. We are excited to be able to combine the most advanced iPhone with our own great usability and customer service. iPhone delights its users every day. Ting does the same.”

Ting offers mobile that makes sense. Ting has no contracts, no overage penalties and no hidden fees. Minutes, megabytes and messages are each billed separately and customers only pay for the usage levels they actually hit each month. Businesses and families can have unlimited devices on one account and share usage for even greater savings. Active devices on an account cost just $6 per month. Ting provides a clear, usable control panel for customers to manage their accounts and smart, accessible people that are empowered to solve problems.

For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com.

A Month with the Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 Plus is the best phone you can get for $300.

There, I said it, and certainly not just because the Moto G5 Plus is available in the Ting shop.

I liked the Moto G5 Plus when I first clapped eyes on the still images. The tech specs, materials and build quality seemed on point (confirmed). Rare but very welcome features like expandable storage were present and accounted for.

Anticipation grew as we learned more about the phone leading up to the launch.

Speaking of which, Moto took a very different approach to launching the Moto G5 Plus; it went to the smaller carriers rather than the big ones. It took the phone to carriers like Ting, who’d appreciate the value proposition rather than big guys who might lament the relatively small price and thin margins.

Unboxing the Moto G5 Plus

We received a Moto G5 Plus in advance of the launch and gave it our unboxing treatment below.