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Tips New life for old Photons!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Citizen Coyote, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I just came across an interesting option for those of us still holding on to our old, beloved Photons. A newish MVNO (mobile virtual network operator, think Boost Mobile and the like) called Ting is starting a pilot program where you can bring your own Sprint device to run on their network. It's limited to a handful of phones right now, but the Photon is one of them. If you're looking for a way to put that Photon to use but don't want to add another line to your Sprint plan, they may be worth checking out.

    Ting seems to work on an a la cart system, where you pick an choose pieces to match your usage needs. The example they give is 500 minutes, 4000 texts, and 1GB of data on one device for $50 (data is definitely the lion's share of that cost). Comparable to other CDMA MVNOs, and if you need Sprint's coverage it's not a bad deal.

    No, I don't work for Ting nor do I use them. I do plan on keeping this in mind for my Photon (and my wife's old Epic 4G) in case we want to upgrade our daughters' dumbphones to smartphones.


  2. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Shipping and Receiving Manager
    I was planning on just keeping my photon and using it as a media device. I'm still heavily considering upgrading to a Optimus G. The only problem is that it has no microSD support.

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