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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

Hi Westminster. Let’s get lit.

On June 26 starting at 3pm ET and with much fanfare, Ting and the City of Westminster, MD will light up the previously dark fiber network. A contingent of the Ting team will be on site saying hi, speaking, documenting and presenting. It’s a big deal for Westminster and for Ting.

Technology gods willing, we’ll have a live feed of the proceedings here on the local Westminster blog and the main Ting blog.

Very soon, citizens of Westminster can start signing up to get crazy fast fiber Internet from Ting, running atop their publicly-owned fiber network.

We’ll have more sign-up details to offer on the local Ting Westminster page after the fiber lighting ceremony wraps so please stay tuned. The short version, though, is that if you’re interested in Ting crazy fast Internet in Westminster, you first need to sign an access agreement (residential | business). This agreement gives City crews permission to install a fiber drop on the property. Signing this agreement sooner rather than later will put you in good stead to be among the first in your city to get gigabit, the crazy fast Internet we are convinced is required for North America to stay connected and competitive.

  • This high five was entirely spontaneous and not at all staged.

App of the Week: Ting

The Ting app gets a makeover.

The Ting app lets you take complete control of your Ting mobile account from the palm of your hand.

Available for Android and iOS, you can check out your usage and monthly bill, make changes to devices on your account and contact support with just a quick tap. You can even read this blog post from inside the Ting app!

Both versions of the app have been recently updated, so what better time to do a little horn tooting?

So whether you’re out and about or just feeling a little too lazy to move from the couch, the Ting app has got your back.

Oh and it’s free. That’s important to note.

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.

The Ting self-serve help site gets a makeover

Recently we let you know that changes were afoot for our help site and those changes are rolling right along. The first step was reorganizing the content in a way that made more sense as well as removing content that was no longer relevant. Now we’re on step two: The makeover and the move.

What’s different?

Well, first, the help site looks a lot more like it’s a part of Ting (which seemed like a good idea, given that it is). Until now being on help.ting.com didn’t feel like you were in a Ting space and we wanted to change that to make the experience more, dare we say, holistic.

Before we undertook the reorganization, we took the time to better understand how people approach help. We used some of what we learned to do some top-level navigation that will help people find the help documentation they seek without too much messing around. You’ll also notice we’ve worked to make each help page not just easier on the eyes but also easier to navigate.

Fo Fum, Change Gonna Come

I want to address Google’s new mobile service, Fi, starting with the obvious question:

Are you scared?

What?! Scared? Why would you…I’ve never been…sure, a little.

Google can do things nobody else can. They also have that uniquely Google thing where they might mess with folks over here just to ultimately achieve some totally different goal over there.

I definitely had that movie moment in my head where the giant lizard is stomping down the street and I’m hoping the foot lands a few inches to my right.

Then I got calm. (And it wasn’t because I realized you have to buy a $649 phone to use the service. Although that helped.) Then I started to get excited. Here’s how I think about it.

150,000 Ting subscribers might say, “Hmm, I should check this out.” 350,000,000 non-Ting subscribers might now lift their heads up and say, “There are choices beyond the major carriers?!”