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Review: Kyocera DuraMax for Sprint

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Mar 10, 2013, 9:34 PM
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How do you turn off the two (2) hotkeys on the top of the phone. I hope there is a way.

Oct 9, 2011, 6:29 AM
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This looks like a step down from my old motorola v950

Looks like going in wrong direction.
The V950 was a badass phone ... and it had sprint tv which no other model (unless android/ptt) has had


Nov 3, 2011, 6:55 PM

The most basic thing Sprint allows Kyocera to screw up royally

I'm sorry, but from the review, it sounds like there are so many things that us iDEN folks are accustomed to having perfect right out of the bat, that it's a wonder that this phone ever made it out of the lab and onto store shelves. Why do I say that??? Here's why...

The phone's volume on the ear piece and loud speaker are both weak at best. If you're doing anything outside where there is sound above say 70 decibels (which happens often on even "quiet" construction sites), then this phone will be useless.

Secondly, signal strength. As the review stated, his iDEN device worked IN his basement (and everywhere else) whereas this Kyocera barely worked indoors, and failed in the basement. Outdoors should improve things, but that's not ...
QJ, is that you? Another refugee from BAW?

- cellphonesaretools
Well,"quasijedi" I have been a Nextel user for 15 years. I purchased 6 of these devices for my company and they work better than the majority of Nextel phones that we've ever used. The sound quality is fine and the reception and battery life is outs...

Oct 9, 2011, 5:02 PM
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Incredible that the Motorola V950 gets handed off to Kyocera. They are notorious for producing junk phones.

Sep 19, 2011, 5:15 PM
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My next phone!!!

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