Kyocera KX 444 SoHo KX1v Pros & Cons
I need to buy 50 tri-band phones without PTT, and 5 with PTT. My number one priority is reception (analog & digital), followed by reliability.
As you can imagine, with this kind of a financial commitment, I don't want to make a bad decision. I am limited to the current Verizon offerings and a price range of $50 or less. Bar vs clamshell is not important.
The 50 phones without PTT (SoHo KX1v) will be used in vehicles with car kits.
The 5 phones with PTT (KX 444) will have light duty use by office staff.
I am also looking at the Motorola T300p, V60s, V65p & v276, the Samsung SCH a650 and the LG VX 330, VX 4650/4700 & VX 6100.
Any advice you can give me about the pros and cons of the Kyocera phones will be appreciated. I'm particularly concerned with reliability as I understand production was recently moved to Mexico.
If you feel one of the other models listed above is a better option than the comparable Kyocera, I'd love to hear your opinions.