Review: Samsung Convoy 2
The Convoy 2 is a simple voice phone. The dialpad works great for pecking out numbers, and supports speed dialing for those you call most frequently. Pressing the Send button opens up the call log, which can be sorted by dialed, missed, received, and all calls. Punching the right soft key opens the options menu for taking actions such as saving the number, erasing the call log, etc.
The Convoy 2 also supports push-to-talk walkie-talkie calls. You have to first turn PTT mode on in order to use it, though it can be left on indefinitely.
The Convoy 2's best phone feature? A built-in fake calling application. The fake calling app has TONS of features. You can set the call to arrive in as little as 5 seconds, or as many as 30 minutes. You can set a number for the fake call to display, including "restricted". You can record voices/sounds to come out of the earpiece. After the timer expires, the phone rings and you're free to escape the really bad date you might be on, or sneak out of a meeting, and so on.
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The Convoy 2 has the same old Verizon feature phone contact system that we've seen for years. Pecking in new contact details via the dialpad is beyond painful. If you're an existing Verizon Wireless customer, do yourself a favor and back your contacts up using Verizon's Contact Back-Up service before switching phones. You'll save yourself gobs of time.
The contacts app holds the essentials, including at least three phone numbers, two email addresses, two street addresses and notes.
Verizon Wireless Takes Samsung Convoy 2 for a Spin
Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the availability of the Convoy 2, a new rugged, push-to-talk flip phone. The Convoy 2 was built for a life of hard knocks, and meets mil-spec 810F for durability and protection from the elements.
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