BYO Wireless is a new Verizon MVNO that launched last December. BYO offers service starting at $5/month and seems like a good option for light users. Like most Verizon MVNOs they can activate almost any Verizon postpaid phone as long as it doesn't support LTE. That does put a damper on the number of phones that can be used as just about every Verizon smartphone released since 2011 is an LTE phone.
One of latest and most desirable of the non-LTE Verizon phones is the iPhone 4s. It and the older iPhone 4 are among the most popular phones that people put on Verizon MVNOs including PagePlus, Selectel, TracFone BYOP and BYO.
Or at least they were. In the last week, three different users have posted on HowardForums that iPhones they were using on BYO where suddenly deactivated. When they contacted BYO they were told that iPhones were no longer supported. In two cases, BYO blamed Apple. Here's part of an email BYO sent to one of the iPhone users;
"BYO Wireless is not able to support IPhones on our network at this time. We expect to have an agreement in place with Apple in the next 60 to 90 days which will allow us to support these devices. If you have another device we can move service to please provide the ESN number. Unfortunately if you do not have an alternate device available we will have to disconnect this service."