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Mar 14, 2018, 8:45 AM
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i680 sin card replacement

I inherited several old Motolola i680 phones. Some are missing the sim card. I use these as walkie talkies in my office. Are replacement sim cards available?

Mar 16, 2011, 7:23 AM
over in the "Motorola Brute i680 / i686" discussion:

Motorola Brute i680 broken hinge fixes?

Does anyone know if Motorola has corrected the molding defect and/or design flaw that has caused broken right side hinges on so many of these phones (including mine)? I'm very apprehensive about buying a replacement or paying to have mine repaired if it will likely just break again in a few months with normal use.

Actually they have fixed the problem and the i686 does not have that problem

Jan 18, 2010, 3:36 PM
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Text Messaging

Hello to anyone that can help. I am noticing on Sprint's website that it says this phone has combined IM, MMS, and SMS messaging. Does this mean this phone finally offers true MO-SMS for text-only messages?

I read on Motorola's Owner Forum that this phone has MMS issues that Moto will not resolve. This is present with every phone sold. Mine has it, along with a broken right hinge issue, also very common. The holster from Motorola allows the phone to fall...

Oct 26, 2010, 4:09 PM
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Broken Right Side Hinge Issue

Do you own an i680, and has the right side hinge broken on it? I am finding this to be very common. Motorola denies that there is a problem. It happened to mine because the Motorola holster does not hold the phone very well, and as a result, the phone falls out repeatedly..... also very common. The holster problem is what caused the broken hinge on my phone. Warranty? Ha! Try again..... warranty does not cover "physical damage".
If anyone has experienced this issue with the right hinge, I would appreciate knowing about it. I believe this is an inherent defect in the design of the phone, as well as the holster. My direct e-mail is dblawton@live.com

I had the exact same problem. the last time my phone dropped, the hinge came off completely and it wasn't covered by warranty. I wonder if we show nextel that there are numerous complaints about the same problem, then they might issue a replacement or...

Jan 14, 2010, 3:23 PM
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worse than ugly...

Come on Mot, can't you bring iDEN style into the current time period?
Buy an I9 if you are a white collar worker but if you work hard buy a phone that can take a beating.
siliconlips said:
Come on Mot, can't you bring iDEN style into the current time period?

No it isn't the prettiest iDEN Phone out there. It isn't meant to be. If you want a Pretty iDEN phone you can go with the i9, i...

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Jul 1, 2010, 10:21 PM
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One of the toughest phones that I have ever held

I won't lie, I am tough on phones. Between my job, tendency to drop the phone and being I life in Florida and exposed to head, wind, sand, salt water and exposed to Florida's famous unexpected rain storms. I have a bit of a temper when I am pushed too far. Was working outside and I had a awning fall on me and whack me good on the head. Well I end up chucking the phone against a concrete patio. It bounced and landed elsewhere. After my head stopped throbbing I looked for the phone. I expected the screen to be cracked or something else bad with it. Nope, NOTHING broke, the back popped off and it got 2 scuffs on the rubber. Other then the minor cosmetic damage everything worked beautiful.

Moral of the story. The Motorola i680 is the toughes...
Hard to believe. There is a right side hinge issue that I am finding to be more and more common with these i680 phones. The Motorola holster is inferior, and allows the phone to fall out. Mine broke the right side hinge from simply falling out of its ...

Jul 27, 2010, 10:43 PM
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pocket dialing HELP!!!

I am about to find out how durable the i680 really is!!! I cannot believe that the only way to stop pocket dialing is to lock up the phone EVERY time you use it.... Thats pretty bad!!!! How cumbersome and un-handy!
This is on top of having really bed luck with the local sprint store help. They cannot find out ANY info that is not right in front of them on the computer. If it is not handed to them to read, they are clueless!
I am about ready to dump Sprint and change carriers. Can any body help?

Jan 14, 2010, 4:13 PM
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Oh you brute!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Ma'm may I have another military spec phone that construction and contractor people will only use!!!!! πŸ™„

Jan 20, 2010, 12:59 PM
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πŸ˜• Is the SIM card in an i880 flip phone the same/compatible with the new i680 Brute phone? Please respond either here, or better yet.... Oklybart@comcast.net Thanks, BB
Yes the Sim card will work. Either way I would suggest you back it up just in case the SIM gets wiped, which is rare, but it isn't unprecedented.

Jan 20, 2010, 1:00 PM
over in the "Motorola Brute i680 / i686" discussion:

Motorola i680 Brute cell phone

πŸ™‚Is the battery and SIM card for the new i680, compatible with older flip phones? i736, i776, i880??? Respond to Goaliebart@comcast.net
So if this is a version 2.1+EDR / supports PTT Bluetooth phone, WHO makes a PTT Bluetooth Headset?
To answer this and so everyone can see it. You can use the SIM card but not the battery the i736 and the i776 use a SSN705D Battery and the i680 use a BK10. The BK10 is a Extra life battery.

Feb 6, 2010, 4:45 PM


so you stuck it it snow, and it was wet. my experience with wet and cell phones is a red dot that shows up when you take the back off. I had taken an insurance policy out on the ohone and had it in steamy showers across the world, and lo and behold, the moisure in it meant insurance would not cover it. did you check the effect on the red dot syndrome when it snuggled with snow?

Then, I stumbled upon your video (good one in fact) while I was looking for an att phone that offered wi-fi without forcing me to buy a package. is there one? The internet says yes but when I go into stores, they say- oh no. that ended. but how can you offer a feature then force people to buy your package?
The warranty will not cover the LD. That is what the insurance is for... you make a claim and they send u a refurbished phone. From what i have heard, the brute is liquid resistant. As long as there is no physical damage to the seams to allow liquid t...
Warranty does not cover "liquid" damage.

Actually warranty only covers manufactures defects in the product such as electronic circuitry, build quality (under normal recommended use), and connectivity.

Insurance DOES cover Liquid Damage, but the...

Feb 5, 2010, 4:33 PM

Ran over by a Car


I hate to tell you this but you can visibly see that the tires of that car never even touched that cell phone. You can tell that he put it just to the inside of the tire. LOL What a joke. And whats the point of the phone still working if you cant even see the screen to know who your dialing or what your doing????? Nice try though.

Feb 4, 2010, 1:12 PM


I'm sure you really didn't think it was going to hold up against a blow torch! 🀣
🀣 cant wait to see the video i cant see it here at work but it would be interesting to see a big silverado drive over it 😈
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