Love it and hate to see it go
(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,