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Baylor3217

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Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« on: June 07, 2013, 09:20:00 PM »
I'm going to try an experiment to drop my my current iPhone / AT&T service.  I use my iPhone 4s primarily for work so want something serviceable. 

I also have an iPad mini and laptop at work that could be utilized more to eliminate the need for a super wiz bang android phone.

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 03:41:11 AM »
Not sure if you can get them in the US, but in Canada Koodo have been selling not-very-refurb (ie, as new) HTC One V phones for $75. If you can get something like the same deal on pay as you go, go for it - not the fastest, but solid construction, nice screen, excellent battery life.

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 10:25:45 AM »
I'm switching to Ting, and just ordered a used Samsung Galaxy II (I have a version older than that, now) for $265 or so.  Due to the $ I'll be saving by switching from US Cellular, I'll have that paid for in savings by the end of the year. 

Note: I did really want the new Galaxy IV, mostly for the (OMG) 16MP camera.  Until I did some research and found I could buy a 16MP camera for under $100, so could get the Galaxy II AND a 16MP camera for less than the price of the IV.  We don't have 4G here, so that's not even a consideration for me.  I haven't bought the camera, but just knowing I could is what talked me down from the IV.

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 03:17:39 PM »
Well you could look into airvoice wireless if you didn't want to deal with the hassle of buying another phone, dealing with an unknown network etc... As for ting, craigslist. People are littering it with Galaxy SIII's or Galaxy Nexus's for sprint because all the new phones are out for summer.  Both have advantages and disadvantages, but both are fairly up to date.  I personally would recommend the Galaxy Nexus, as it will still continue to get updates from Google.  One of the problems with android is that the big companies will stop updating the older versions of their phones as new ones come out, but the "google" branded phones get them from google directly.

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 07:13:38 AM »
Well you could look into airvoice wireless if you didn't want to deal with the hassle of buying another phone, dealing with an unknown network etc... As for ting, craigslist. People are littering it with Galaxy SIII's or Galaxy Nexus's for sprint because all the new phones are out for summer.  Both have advantages and disadvantages, but both are fairly up to date.  I personally would recommend the Galaxy Nexus, as it will still continue to get updates from Google.  One of the problems with android is that the big companies will stop updating the older versions of their phones as new ones come out, but the "google" branded phones get them from google directly.

Well.... I know that at least with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, updates still have to be approved through the carrier, and hence slowed down the updates for the Verizon GNex compared to the Unlocked version, which is not beholden to any carrier.  I would assume that the same thing holds true for Sprint GNex since it is also a cdma phone.  I might be wrong but I'd say, don't assume that the Sprint or Verizon GNex will keep to the same update schedule as the unlocked version.

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 07:55:39 PM »
I got the Galaxy Note 2 and am really enjoying it! I look at it as an investment. Get a nice phone now and you'll be good for a couple years. Keep getting a cheap phone and you'll have to keep replacing it quicker and it'll eventually cost you more money. 

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 08:00:20 PM »
As noted, the one caveat with Ting is it is tied to the Sprint network which means it is CDMA.   That has it's disadvantages.  Airvoice Wireless is an option I am looking into as I am in a similar situation (iPhone 4S, but from Sprint so really no where to go).


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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 08:21:35 PM »
I got myself a used Galaxy Nexus in pretty much perfect condition a few months ago for $160. I think it's a good price for a phone that's recent enough to be able to do everything and support the latest version of Android for a long time, but still not too expensive.

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Re: Recommend a fairly inexpensive Android phone for Ting
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 10:11:34 PM »
I got a refurbished LG Optimus S phone from Ting for $68 plus $5 tax.  It's great.  Has way more features than I will ever need/use, but it was the cheapest they had with a QWERTY keypad.

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