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Yippee! DH's iPhone on Ting Now!

February 5th, 2014 at 04:49 pm

Last night I transferred DH's cell phone over to Ting. I am so excited about this mostly because of the big monthly savings. Secondly, because it's one less bill/company I have to deal with monthly.
I had offered many times to buy him a new phone just to get him to move to Ting, but he is very attached to his current phone.

Just a note: Ting is not fully supporting iPhones.. yet.. *Fingers crossed* for other Apple users. They are activating iPhone4 and 4s that are Sprint "branded" which basically narrows it to two phone models being eligible. This was where we got lucky because DH's phone is a 4 and he bought it through Sprint on Black Friday 2011.

I did have to maneuver a bit to make it happen.

First, I had to swap his Sprint service to an old cell phone so we didn't lose his current number. That meant digging around to pull out all our old phones. Then I was almost ready to give up because the first *four* I tried were not supported by the Sprint network anymore so they couldn't be activated. I almost didn't try the last one - glad I did 'cause the *fifth* old phone worked like a charm!
That made the iPhone inactive with Sprint (the phone must be inactive in order to re-activate with Ting).

Next, I logged into Ting a requested the number be "ported" and to activate the iPhone.

Two hours later I received the email that stated the number has been ported and to finish the activation steps.

My DH was happy because I told him he might be without his phone for 24 hours because I didn't know how long it would take to get his phone number switched.

I was/am so happy because the savings each month!!
Big Grin

**Previous monthly cell charges:

DH's Sprint = $86/mo (average)
Me & DD's Ting = $33/mo (average)

Total = $119/month

**New, anticipated, monthly charges:

Medium Minutes = $9
Large Texts = $8
Medium Data = $12
Device charge = $6 (x3)
Taxes = pocket change

Total = $49/month

$70/month SAVINGS!

**Happy Dancing**

4 Responses to “Yippee! DH's iPhone on Ting Now!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is great! Glad that fifth phone worked. Nice savings, and I always like fewer bills. Smile

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Why did the phone have to be inactivate? Because it was an iPhone?

    That is great!!

    We were impressed how quickly they switched everything over. I wasn't thrilled since we were going on vacation, but dh got his new phone and could not wait one more minute! Of course they tell you "12 hours" or something like that, but I don't even take it took a full hour.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Great job and awesome savings!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    MM - I guess so. Their instructions/criteria for the iPhone said "an inactive 4 or 4s". When I had entered the ESN before to see if the phone was eligible it gave me a message like "unable to use - phone is active".

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