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    jonsidneyb
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    I would be intereted in hearing opinions on what phone models are considered the most durable and reliable.

    I want a phone that someone who participates in outdoor activities that would expose a phone to alot of abuse suck as mountain climbing, backpacking, river rafting, and caving (I know there is no reception in a cave but when I come out it would be nice for it to work still).

    Any suggestions?


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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    I've seen some phones that are not only waterproof, but also float. But these are only available in Japan and Europe that I have seen. Your best bet is a waterproof case, that are avaiable all over the place. If you need shock protection get a hard case. A lanyard isn't a bad idea either.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    Thanks,

    Hopefully there will be a cellphone for us outdoorsman that is domestically available.

    would be nice to have a titanium armored cellphone one day.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    id say the moto i530

    not water proof

    but kinda shock proof

    i see contracters and construction doods wit em

    most durable phone in us i think

    check it out
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...87110?v=glance
    Hey there!



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    Nokia 5140 (http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/5140/) is also designed for outdoor activities.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?





    cell phones dont work after a day of play.
    Last edited by jonsidneyb; 04-01-2006 at 11:49 PM.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    Best bet is to carry a cheap phone in a waterproof case in an inner pocket. If you are speelunking leave it in the car. It wont work in the cave anyway.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    Car? sometimes you pack in for a day or more on foot in some parts of the country.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonsidneyb View Post
    Car? sometimes you pack in for a day or more on foot in some parts of the country.
    For people who climb down caves like you. I think Motorola Tundra is the best one because it has an external antenna for super strong signal and it's extremely durable as well as water resistant. You can get your cell signal where others fail. I know this because I work underground and behind many thick 2 very thick walls and the phone still get its signal. Don't get a phone with internal antenna since the don't always give you best reception for the outdoor. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsidneyb View Post
    I would be intereted in hearing opinions on what phone models are considered the most durable and reliable.

    I want a phone that someone who participates in outdoor activities that would expose a phone to alot of abuse suck as mountain climbing, backpacking, river rafting, and caving (I know there is no reception in a cave but when I come out it would be nice for it to work still).

    Any suggestions?
    The Motorola Tundra is a domestic phone that meets military specs for fire, water, rain and drop. You can buy it unlocked on eBay or with a contract via ATT. I have one and I love it. Nothing fancy, just a super tough and reliable phone. I think it's definitely a phone for you too.



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    Re: Most Durable Reliable Phone?

    I did not realize this discussion was still going after this long. There is a saying that "Imitation Is The Best Form Of Flattery", and you cannot compare rugged cell phones without the name Sonim being brought up. Hands down, the most rugged cell phone around. See for yourself [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX0oDyjc2ak]here[/VIDEO].



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