Net10 and Tracfone devices are LOCKED to their proprietary billing software system (for credits, minutes, etc.)
There are LOTS of people that have old Vzw phones that came off of 2 year contracts just sitting forgotten and unused in drawers or boxes in their homes. You friend should ask friends, and your friends' friends should ask their other friends, until somebody comes up with an old Vzw phone that can be given to your friend for free to use on PPC. A good friend gave me my first smart phone, an old Vzw Omnia i910. I'm sure that people would be even more willing to give away old unused Vzw dumb phones.
Last edited by Boz; 04-01-2012 at 11:22 AM.