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Wireless Buddy

Jul 9, 2007, 8:08 PM
I need info. Basically I buy cheap prepaid phones to take rough conditions so my PDA doesn't get messed up. I had a C139 from Tracfone but it took a spill in the river and now it doesn't work. So I need to get a new one. I'm bored with the C139 and the next cheapest phone is the Marbl from Virgin. So what I want to know is if it's a solid phone? Since I will be taking it to remote (outdoors) places, I want to know it'll be able to make emergency calls.

Any help is welcome! I know Kyoceras aren't good phones but this isn't my primary.
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Yean

Jul 9, 2007, 11:40 PM
Why don't you purchase a Bluetooth device. Like the LG phone pen-style bluetooth?
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Wireless Buddy

Jul 10, 2007, 9:45 AM
Then I still have to take my phone with me. Bluetooth doesn't work from 10 miles away.
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Yean

Jul 12, 2007, 1:41 PM
Yes, BlueTooth can work up to 30 feet away.
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TVP125

Jul 13, 2007, 7:26 PM
i don't know how strong the Marbl is but i can say i dropped my old Kyocera strobe off the roof of my house by accident thats a good 9 feet and it landed on the concrete driveway it still works fine.
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Wireless Buddy

Jul 13, 2007, 9:28 PM
Why was your phone on the roof?
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TVP125

Jul 13, 2007, 9:44 PM
i was up there repairing one of the heat exhaust fans and i got a call i went to answer it and if fell out of my hands and slid down the roof and then fell 9 feet. i thought for sure it would be broken at least one of the screens. but it was perfectly fine.
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Wireless Buddy

Jul 13, 2007, 9:52 PM
Yeah, phones are tougher than people give them credit for. The C139 I have has been dropped in a river 3 times, Left in direct sunlight in a car for 4 hours, and been run over by a car. Works fine, a little cosmetically messed up, but still makes calls.
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TVP125

Jul 13, 2007, 10:24 PM
i would have never thought that phone could take such a beating.
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Wireless Buddy

Jul 13, 2007, 10:26 PM
It's a tank. The C139 is literally the perfect "beat-up" phone. It's incredibly cheap, the battery life and reception are great, and it's very durable.
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TVP125

Jul 13, 2007, 10:28 PM
ya i think it is only $20 and it didn't look that strong but i guess looks can be deceiving.
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Wireless Buddy

Jul 14, 2007, 8:38 AM
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