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We are currently on Sprint/Nextel because when we got the phones, we used the push-to-talk function all the time. Now we are just thinking the feature is not worth the headaches. But where to go to?

We're open to changing providers, but all the phones offered seem to be sleek, good for texting, photo-taking phones. Which isn't what the guys want. They want something that can be out on the field, get a little wet and maybe get dropped a few times and survive. No email (blackberry) required either.

Any suggestions for phone models? Then I can see if the local providers carry them.

Thanks!
 

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Verizon offers a push-to-talk model, but I have no idea about the durability issue. It's at least worth a look.
 

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Sprint has a military spec Motorola... The salesman 'said' it was waterproof:rolleyes:
I went with the cheap crackberry instead:thumbsup:
 

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Sprint has a military spec Motorola... The salesman 'said' it was waterproof:rolleyes:
I went with the cheap crackberry instead:thumbsup:
I can testify to that. I have the i315.



Been dropped in water, snow, slush, you name it.
Been dropped off ladders, out of lifts, down stairways.
Even been run over by a Lull. While on a concrete driveway.

It's the Timex of telephones.
 

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Sanyo also makes a contractor phone. seems to get good reception, take abuse, dust, suppose to be water resistant as I understand it..
 

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I'm not trend like alot of my freinds are so i just want a phone that allows me to make calls and can handle abuse- period. So while my freinds upgrade phones every few months for whatever trendy reasons, i just stick to bare bones LG phones and have never been let down. Between all the abuse they see in the feild and getting roughed up while working on the race cars I'm not about to stray away from what has worked for me since by nature i'm a lil bit abusive on things since i have better things to keep on my mind than a stupid phone and if it'll get scratched LOL!!

They've all run the gauntlet that most of our stuff goes through.
 

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We have been using Verizon push to talk service now for 8 years or so, and have been with Verizon, formerly AirTouch, and before that US West since 1984.

We have been using Motorola V60P phones for 8 years or so. I really liked these phones because they were basic and tough with their metal case. Mine has fallen off of the step of the dump truck going down the road and has been run over once with a dump truck. We also bought a couple of spare phones on Ebay a few years back for $10 for just in case.

But we just finally changed a couple of weeks ago. We were having problems with the batteries not staying charged for very long and we were down to the last of our spare batteries. And I figured it was going to be hard to get good replacement batteries that haven't been sitting on a shelf for the last few years.

So we upgraded to the Casio G'zOne Rock, so far no problems. And they actually get better reception, sound clarity is better, and the push to talk is louder which helps when you are running loud equipment. It does have a camera, compass, and other features which I'll probably never use. But it is hard to find a phone now without them. I always figured I always have a computer with Verizon broadband access and a digital camera with me, why would I want to do that with a phone.

Pics of a V60P and the Rock
 

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I'm not trend like alot of my freinds are so i just want a phone that allows me to make calls and can handle abuse- period. So while my freinds upgrade phones every few months for whatever trendy reasons, i just stick to bare bones LG phones and have never been let down. Between all the abuse they see in the feild and getting roughed up while working on the race cars I'm not about to stray away from what has worked for me since by nature i'm a lil bit abusive on things since i have better things to keep on my mind than a stupid phone and if it'll get scratched LOL!!

They've all run the gauntlet that most of our stuff goes through.
love that clip of your race car......heres from family member

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLdBULqrSDo
 

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The old Motorola 'Brick' was one helluva phone.

My LG with Verison is going on 3 yrs. now, original battery.
 
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