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disk 1,750 626 August 21, 2016 at 11:31 AM More Ringplus Deals
I'm looking for a cheap 4G LTE phone that will work on Ring Plus and has a removable battery. Is that the type of thing I can find on slickdeals any longer? I just read I can no longer activate prepaid devices from other carriers in the sprint system unless certain requirements are met [ringplus.net], so I can't go out and buy a boost mobile prepaid and put it on my account.

Also I want to make sure I have the latest Android so it can't be hacked if that's possible. From what I've read carriers don't seem to update the phones for vulnerabilities so how are you guys using your phones? I ran a quad scanner vulnerability [wired.com] check and failed on my phone. In the past the phone has failed other scans as well so I don't think the software is being updated. I don't want that to happen with a replacement. Are all phones vulnerable these days, is that normal?

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I'm looking for a cheap 4G LTE phone that will work on Ring Plus and has a removable battery. Is that the type of thing I can find on slickdeals any longer? I just read I can no longer activate prepaid devices from other carriers in the sprint system unless certain requirements are met [ringplus.net], so I can't go out and buy a boost mobile prepaid and put it on my account.

Also I want to make sure I have the latest Android so it can't be hacked if that's possible. From what I've read carriers don't seem to update the phones for vulnerabilities so how are you guys using your phones? I ran a quad scanner vulnerability [wired.com] check and failed on my phone. In the past the phone has failed other scans as well so I don't think the software is being updated. I don't want that to happen with a replacement. Are all phones vulnerable these days, is that normal?
Buy a nexus phone....quickest updates direct from google..
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I'm looking for a cheap 4G LTE phone that will work on Ring Plus and has a removable battery. Is that the type of thing I can find on slickdeals any longer? I just read I can no longer activate prepaid devices from other carriers in the sprint system unless certain requirements are met [ringplus.net], so I can't go out and buy a boost mobile prepaid and put it on my account.

Also I want to make sure I have the latest Android so it can't be hacked if that's possible. From what I've read carriers don't seem to update the phones for vulnerabilities so how are you guys using your phones? I ran a quad scanner vulnerability [wired.com] check and failed on my phone. In the past the phone has failed other scans as well so I don't think the software is being updated. I don't want that to happen with a replacement. Are all phones vulnerable these days, is that normal?
That checkpoint flaw is really overblown. As long as your not installing 3rd party apps that you randomly download online your fine. Stick the the playstore. As far as phones that are up to date the fastests you will need a Nexus series phone to do that.

As far as other security make sure you have 2 factor turned on everywhere possible. https://twofactorauth.org/
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They're selling previous generation Moto G direct from Ring Plus for $129 - but that doesn't have LTE

The 4G Moto G direct from Motorola starts at $229 (don't bother with the 16GB version - you'll want the 32GB version). (This is generally the phone I recommend to people who want a good phone on a budget - not much else hits all the requirements of pricing, screen, durability, little modification to stock android, and support).

The Nexus recommendations are good - but much more expensive

You can also go the used route with the Ringplus Classified section (you might need a Ringplus account to see them) https://social.ringplus.net/class.../items/all - although for the prices they're charging I would simply get the unlocked Moto G for $229 that I mentioned above.
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They're selling previous generation Moto G direct from Ring Plus for $129 - but that doesn't have LTE

The 4G Moto G direct from Motorola starts at $229 (don't bother with the 16GB version - you'll want the 32GB version). (This is generally the phone I recommend to people who want a good phone on a budget - not much else hits all the requirements of pricing, screen, durability, little modification to stock android, and support).

The Nexus recommendations are good - but much more expensive

You can also go the used route with the Ringplus Classified section (you might need a Ringplus account to see them) https://social.ringplus.net/class.../items/all - although for the prices they're charging I would simply get the unlocked Moto G for $229 that I mentioned above.
The 32gb 5x was 235 recently....as soon as the new version drops expect that price and lower..
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