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Kyocera DuraPlus Hits Sprint Stores March 11 for $69

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cellphonesaretools

Mar 19, 2012, 11:48 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus" discussion:

DuraPlus trial

Switched one of our lines from a Nextel iDEN phone to the new CDMA-based Kyocera DuraPlus.

It's a nice phone, expecially the built-in LED flashlight with dedicated on/off button. Very bright LED. Sound quality was excellent.

Unfortunately, the first DuraPlus I received had a bad mic in speakerphone mode (when making regular cellular calls). Took it to the local Sprint corporate store and they swapped me for a new unit, but it had the exact same problem. Two bad DuraPlus phones in a row, so I asked them to re-activate my old Nextel iDEN phone, which they did. I'll wait awhile until they get the bugs worked out of the DuraPlus and try it again.

Every single Sprint-Nextel customer service agent I dealt with (on the phone, and in the Sp...
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Riot_Act

Mar 9, 2012, 8:11 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus" discussion:

No phone's as rugged as...

No phone's as rugged as nokia 35XX
Can survive after falling from 15m, a 120Kg fat big guy can sit on it and if you put it in a plastic bag and tie a knot on the bag. It becomes waterproof.
famoussasjohn

Feb 29, 2012, 2:34 PM

I love finding out about phones here before Internal Sprint systems..

Confused
I reported on this phone internally within Sprint weeks ago. I am a product ambassador.
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JBlaze74

Feb 29, 2012, 1:42 PM

Um....

I ride horses, and I've never seen a phone on a saddle, lol.
Ok, looks like they corrected their wording.
wrightN

Feb 9, 2012, 4:19 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus" discussion:

can't wait!

gonna be a big seller here. big plant and everyone who has sprint goes by the work code of no cameras. most just have pro200, pro700, sanyo durapro, and blackberries (new bold and older models) no camera etc
Why dont you just keep your smartphone at home or in your car and swap out the SIM cards with phones that don't have cameras ?
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Does anyone know if this phone will also ship without a holster like the DuraMax?
cellphonesaretools

Feb 10, 2012, 11:41 AM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus" discussion:

SDC is getting closer

This phone is obviously SDC's direct replacement for the Motorola i365/i355/i325 on Nextel. Same form-factor, same "stands up" flat bottom, same drop-in charging contacts on the back. This is the first SDC phone I've seen that makes me want to try SDC as an alternative to Nextel DC. I hope the SDC PTT service is as good as Nextel/iDEN PTT is.
 
 
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