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Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 does things on its own terms.

Like its predecessor, it gets ahead of the curve to stand out from the crowd.

Big upgrades like the new USB-C standard charger, fingerprint reader, improved camera and a dual-SIM design have been added to the OnePlus 2. Its 5.5-inch 1080p display with a 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor is impressive as well. With 4 GB of RAM, it can multitask like a boss and handle anything you throw its way. Plus, with a massive 3300 mAh battery inside, a full day of heavy use is no sweat for the OnePlus 2.

If you’d like a flagship phone without the flagship price tag, the OnePlus 2 is an excellent choice. The OnePlus 2 can be purchased for $349 directly from OnePlus through our Ting shop listing.

We’re also giving away a brand new OnePlus 2 on the Ting YouTube channel. Contest details and links are below – good luck!

Congrats to the lucky winner, Karin S.

Ting phone price reductions and sales

Great news if you’re in the market for a new smartphone!

We’ve permanently reduced prices on a couple attractive phones in the Ting shop. And we’ve got the impressive Galaxy S6 smartphones on sale also, in both black and white.

Price reduced:

  • Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen [CDMA] (White)  $117 now $74
  • LG Volt 2 [CDMA] (Black)  $183 now $66
  • On sale:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 [CDMA] (White, Black)  $597 now $549
  • Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Galaxy J7

    The Samsung Galaxy J7 has some impressive tech specs for a mid-range smartphone. Its octa-core processor is powerful enough to perform most smartphone tasks with ease and it includes an excellent 13 megapixel camera that features the same aperture inside the Galaxy S6 and Note 5.

    The Galaxy J7’s 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display is nothing to scoff at either. The big, bright screen is perfect for reading eBooks, watching videos and playing games.

    The J7 offers a quality smartphone experience while bypassing a few high-end features in order to keep the price tag low. For $277 in the Ting shop (GSM only), it’s a great choice for phablet lovers who are looking for a capable smartphone without breaking the bank.

    We’re also giving away a brand new Galaxy J7 on the Ting YouTube channel. Contest details and direct links are listed below – good luck!

    Congrats to the lucky winner, Timothy P.

    My month with the Nexus 5X

    nexus 5x back

    We previously covered one of the best contenders in the sub-$200 range, and thought we’d step it up a notch for our second “Month with” smartphone review.

    The Nexus 5X is part of a new generation of affordable flagships that claim to offer top-notch performance at a reasonable price. As a big fan of the Nexus 5, Google’s first true breakthrough in the Nexus smartphone world, I was excited to see what was in store for its successor.

    I used the Nexus 5X for just over a month and from my first impressions, I felt like LG and Google did a pretty good job addressing the drawbacks of the original Nexus 5 while adding some useful additions into the mix. Launched alongside the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, this software update made a bigger difference than I would have expected.

    But did the Nexus 5X live up to the hype? If you’re interested in my thoughts, read on.

    Ting phone price drop

    Good news!

    A number of smartphones in the Ting shop have been permanently reduced in price.

    What’s more?

    They’re some of the most popular Android and iOS phones for sale in the Ting shop. If you’ve been thinking about an upgrade or know someone who could use one, now is a great time to take a look. So is tomorrow though, or next week. The price drop is permanent, you see?

    List of phones:

  • iPhone 4s refurbished [CDMA] (Black, White)  $166 now $138
  • iPhone 5 refurbished [CDMA] (BlackWhite)  $248 now $237
  • iPhone 5s refurbished [CDMA and GSM] (Gold, Silver, Space Gray)  $353 now $338
  • Galaxy S5 refurbished [CDMA] (Out of stock)  $338 now $298
  • Galaxy S6 [CDMA] (Black, White) – $633 now $597
  • Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Nexus 6P

    The Nexus 6P is the bigger and bolder brother of Google’s latest two smartphones.

    This is the first Nexus phone built by Chinese manufacturer Huawei and they’ve done a spectacular job of it. The Nexus 6P is perhaps the first Nexus that can truly be called a premium Android smartphone.

    It has a beautiful 5.7-inch AMOLED display with dual front-facing speakers that sits inside a slick aluminum frame. It has a spacious 3450 mAh battery so you’ll never have to worry about your phone lasting a full day. It has an excellent 12 megapixel rear camera that easily holds its own against all other competitors. It has 3 GB RAM to keep your Nexus 6P running smoothly, no matter how many apps you throw in its way. Where previous Nexus manufacturers cut corners in order to lower the price tag, Huawei offers the complete package.

    At just $499 for the 32 GB model, the Nexus 6P is possibly the best choice for buyers (in terms of price versus performance) on the market right now. Unlocked and ready for action on both of Ting’s nationwide network offerings, it’s a great choice for those who aren’t fazed by a phablet-sized offering.

    The Nexus 6P is available in the Google Store through our Ting shop listing, if you’re interested in taking a look.

    We’re also giving away two brand new Nexus 6P’s, one on the Ting Facebook page and one on the Ting YouTube channel. Contest details and direct links are listed below – enter both giveaways to double your chances of winning!

    Congrats to our lucky winners, Kathy B on YouTube and Susan R on Facebook.