Love it and hate to see it go

by Tom
(Stewart County, TN)

I've been using my V170 as emergency & back-up since about mid 2006 and now, 3/2016, Tracfone sent an email saying it's a 2G speed phone & Cell carriers are phasing out 2G in favor of 3G & up. This means I will have to replace it with a later model phone.

I am still using original battery & it holds a charge like new. Not sure when 2G will go dark, but I plan to keep using the V170 until forced to upgrade. I buy usage by the year with double minutes and other promos, so right now, it has 5,250 min. and expires 6/2018.

Best wishes to all of you V170 lovers,

Comments for Love it and hate to see it go

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 15, 2016
Re: Love it
by: Tom

When they sent email, it included a few phone offerings. A couple were $0.99 but I didn't like the features. When I upgrade I will want flip type phone with 3X minutes, camera & video recording as well as voice recording. Trying to avoid Android.

Mar 15, 2016
2G cell phones.
by: Emotinalzombie7997

I read that someone else said that they had to replace their phone for a different provider(Virgin Mobile?) as well.

Since your phone still works, it may not hurt to contact Tracfone and ask them for a free upgrade phone. I know that in the past when I would purchase a GSM phone that would not work in my calling area, they would send me a replacement phone. All I had to do was send the original phone back to Tracfone after my service was transferred.

I don't think this will work, but it may save you a few bucks on a new phone, since it is not your decision to upgrade.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Tracfone Motorola V170.

Back to the Top of the Page