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Kyocera DuraXT Arrives at Sprint as Rugged Direct Connect Clamshell

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123phoneuser123

Dec 9, 2015, 4:31 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraXT / DuraPro" discussion:

insanity

Who in their right mind would put a very sensitive button on top of a phone that disconnects a call or calls someone out of the blue
JoelMikel

Nov 29, 2012, 2:32 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraXT / DuraPro" discussion:

No music playback....

I was seriously considering ditching my Blackberry for this phone until I read that you cannot play music on it. There is no music player and no file management feature to find/use .mp3(or the like)....
With that massive external speaker setup that should have been a priority element.
To bad I didn't see this message a while ago because you can use DuraXT with a microSD card and transfer non protected songs from your computer to the device or via Bluetooth. The phone has a feature called memory storage, and within that area is how ...
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Sandyon66

Jul 7, 2012, 10:05 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraXT / DuraPro" discussion:

DuraXT Reception?

I have used an i580 since it was introduced (actually I've had 3 in a row after the previous one died) because it was the Nextel phone with the best reception. But the Nextel antenna nearest my house has been decommissioned.

I'm going to have to switch from Nextel to Sprint and am considering the DuraXT. I'm on the fringe of the nearest Sprint antenna. In the past, the Sprint phones which I have tried at my house have not gotten good reception.

How does the DuraXT reception compare to the i580 reception?

How does the DuraXT reception compare to other Sprint phones reception?

Thanks,
Sandy
It's as good as any sprint Direct Connect phone is going to be, just louder speaker. Honestly try it, and if you have issues call the airrave department and they will send you a free signal booster.

The Walkie will not be as good as Nextel in its ...
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The absolute champ for reception of the recent-model Nextel phones is the i365, with "rubber-ducky" antenna. I have carried both the i580 and the i365 with rubber ducky antenna, and the latter wins hands-down in terms of reception. With the i365+rubbe...
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Tofuchong

Jun 11, 2012, 5:04 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraXT / DuraPro" discussion:

Doesn't look all that rugged.

For a phone that can resist being thrown in water, and "blowing rain" this device sure seems to have alot of holes in it's body. I would be interested to hear from an owner of this device, just how rugged / water resistant is it ?
I had a Sanyo taho, the phone that was a couple behind this phone (before the duramax) and it was very tough.

We threw it off the roof of the shop here about 5, atleast 30 feet onto asphalt and it worked just fine. the battery popped out only once....
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OmegaWolf747

Jun 10, 2012, 2:21 PM

Phone with no network

Didn't I recently read that Sprint is shutting down their iDEN network? Why would they offer a phone for a network that will be gone soon?
This is the Push to Talk on CDMA device.
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This is a CDMA phone, not iDEN. They are shutting down the iDEN network in one year, and have definitely stopped selling iDEN phones.
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lanmansa

Jun 11, 2012, 2:24 PM

Can we expect a review

Since this is a replacement / improvement to the Duramax, can we expect to see a review of this in the future to see if the complaints of the previous generation phone have been addressed? Primarily voice quality and voice volume were issues with the Duramax. Would like to see if these are finally coming up to part with the Motorola iDEN phones and older Sanyo phones in terms of voice and call quality.
MadFatMan

Jun 10, 2012, 9:10 PM

Video Killed the Radio Star...

and Kyocera killed Sanyo..

This is quite the sore point with me as Sanyo wireless phones were an industry standard benchmark for Sprint with leading edge technology for its day,

The early Sanyos and both the candy bar style and their flip phones were top notch,

The LAST GOOD Sanyo was the SCP-8400

Then Sanyo sold off their wireless phone division and NAME to Kyrocera (as it was less the one half of one percent of their market and they wanted to focus on other consumer tech)to up until this point made gas station and discount store prepaid phones.

Kyrocera are responsible for the flimsy line of Katanas (the original Katana SCP 6600 and the Katana DLX (SCP 8500) were alright, the Kyrocero ZIO and that flea market generic Nin...
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I have had fewer issues selling Kyrocera over the last 3 years than with Motorola..This includes warranty issues and general problems. I wouldn't carry them if they were as you describe. There are several other brands ( named after fruit) that I wish...
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