No confirmation 100% but read on their Facebook page that the "Snapper", five year old flip phone couldn't be activated because it is a "retired" phone.
There are MANY older VM handsets out there that could take advantage of all their new plans. Has anyone had trouble activating older VM handsets lately?
I advocated VM handsets from ye olden days because, 1)They're so hard to flash/unlock that they can't be used on another network anyway. 2)Today's plans are so much better in value then before that it makes the value of ANY VM handset go up. 3)Older phones have some advantages newer ones don't. (Like being able to be used on ANY VM plan, not just Beyond Talk for example).
VM handsets that can't be used on VM are kind of like Iden handsets on Nextel in a few years. Worthless.
Even Net10 allows most of their older phones to be used with their new unlimited/monthly plans (except for the "unlucky seven" that don't allow it (Motorolas, Nokias mostly).
VM's lack of Byod and limiting certain phones to certain plans further cripples their handset choices if they disallow otherwise perfectly good older phones.
Just a thought. If VM won't allow some older handsets, I wonder if Ptel would with their limited byod...