Ting sells over two dozen phones including brand new and refurbished iPhones and Android devices from Google, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and more. Ting phones include many newer premium flagships and several cheap phones (mid-range devices), with some under $200, making Ting phones a great bargain for anyone on a budget.
When buying Ting phones you have the following options.
- Buy it outright
- 6, 18, or 24-month installment plans (for select devices)
Ting includes a one-year manufacturer warranty with new phones and a 30-day warranty on Refurbished ones.
Ting sells most modern iPhones in addition to some older models. This is in stark contrast to other mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) that only sell older iPhones (2017 and earlier), making Ting’s iPhone selection better suited to people looking for newer devices.
Ting’s iPhone selection includes:
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
Top iPhones available right now (full list of Ting iPhones here)
Ting Android Phones
Ting’s Android selection includes a plethora of options from brands like Alcatel, Google, LG, Motorola, and Samsung. Because many of these devices are popular and reputable models (even their cheap phones), Ting’s Android selection is more competitive compared to MVNOs like TextNow, which mostly offers older used and refurbished phones.
Ting Android phones include some of the following:
- LG V40 ThinQ
- Motorola Moto G7 and G7 Power
- Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Note9
Top Android phones available right now (full list of Ting Android phones here)
Cheap Phones from Ting
Ting sells several cheap phones well under $200, making it a perfect carrier for those on a budget.
Ting’s cheapest phones are usually Android phones, as the carrier’s iPhone selection includes more recent models which use more expensive materials and hardware. Ting’s cheap Android phones have lower specs, slower processing power, and older software than modern flagship phones, but they still get the job done for general web browsing, music and video streaming, photography, and texting and phone calls as you’d expect from any smartphone.
A couple of examples of Ting’s cheap phones include:
- Moto’s E4 Plus
- Alcatel A50
Top Ting phones available right now (full list of Cheap Ting phones here)
Ting sells devices that are refurbished, meaning they are inspected and repaired to working condition. Although a one-year manufacturer warranty is included with all new devices, Tin only offers a 30-day warranty with refurbished phones.
The manufacturer’s warranty covers hardware defects and software issues, but it does not cover:
- Battery life issues
- Accidental damage
- Coverage problems
Any defects or problems can be reported to Ting’s customer service. After reporting your issue, Affirm can replace defective devices with the same phone or a comparable model.
How to Buy a Ting Phone
Buy it Outright
You can buy Ting phones at their full retail prices with a SIM card included. Be on the lookout for special sales and discounts on their devices, especially on their refurbished models.
Third-Party Financing is a risky option when you consider how much interest can be added to the full cost of a phone.
If newer cell phones are too expensive to pay in one go, Ting also offers third-party financing options for some of their phones through Affirm. This third-party company offers 6, 18, or 24-month installment plans making more expensive phones easier to purchase.
The problem with third-party financing is that they can charge up to 30% interest, depending on your credit score. This can be a risky option when you consider how much it can add to the full cost of a device.
For example, see how much extra you could be paying for an iPhone XS on an Affirm installment plan.
iPhone XS Price Comparison Table
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Because Ting runs on both T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks, you can BYOD to Ting if it’s a Sprint or T-Mobile phone. You can also bring other GSM or CDMA phones from other networks, as long as they’re unlocked and compatible. That’s a great advantage over other MVNOs that only run on one GSM or CDMA network.
T-Mobile and AT&T phones work best on Ting’s network, while Verizon devices experience the most compatibility problems. For the best results, check the compatibility of your phone on Ting’s BYOD website first before buying a plan.
After confirming your phone’s compatibility, you can purchase a Ting SIM card and service plan online. Once you receive your SIM, you can activate your phone and service plan on their website or via customer support.