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Mar 30, 2012, 9:32 AM
over in the "Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint" discussion:

DuraPlus sound

Quoted excerpt from Eric's review:
I was disappointed in the DuraPlus's calling capabilities. Phone calls sounded terrible. They were full of noise and interference. Worse, the earpiece was absolutely anemic. It barely produced any volume at all, even when set to the maximum volume. Hoping for the speakerphone to save you? Don't get your hopes up. It's awful as well. Given this phone's sheer size and bulk, there's no excuse for sub-par voice performance. Voice is this phone's meat-and-potatoes feature, and it fails badly." (end quote)

I tried two DuraPlus phones in a row, both had excellent sound quality in normal "phone-to-the-ear" conversations, but both failed miserably on speakerphone. Very weak sound, very "muddy" sound in...
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Mar 29, 2012, 5:49 PM
over in the "Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint" discussion:

Bad parking jobs?

You can always tell if somebody is good at parking by looking at the edges of their vehicle's rims to see how scratched up they are.

You sir, most likely need lessons.
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Mar 19, 2012, 11:48 PM

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...

Mar 9, 2012, 8:11 PM

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.

Feb 29, 2012, 2:34 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus Hits Sprint Stores March 11 for $69" discussion:

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

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Feb 29, 2012, 1:42 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus Hits Sprint Stores March 11 for $69" discussion:


I ride horses, and I've never seen a phone on a saddle, lol.
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Feb 9, 2012, 4:19 PM

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
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Feb 10, 2012, 11:41 AM

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.

Feb 1, 2012, 12:51 AM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus Brings Durability to Sprint" discussion:

A knockoff of the Moto i365

The Kyocera DuraPlus might be a nice phone, but it obviously owes it's basic design to the Motorola i365 (which is a darn good phone).

I just don't get why Sprint didn't ask Motorola to take its best Nextel phones (i580, i365 for example) and swap out the iDEN chipset & replace it with a CDMA chipset. That would make the transition for us long-time, diehard Nextel users more palatable. The iDEN Motos are a known quantity, whereas the Kyocera phones are complete unknowns when it comes to ruggedized models.

But good old Sprint, in its infinite wisdom (not) has so far commissioned only Kyocera phones for the new Sprint Direct Connect PTT phones. Just like everything else Sprint does, you have to slap your forehead in amazement.
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Jan 31, 2012, 1:20 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus Brings Durability to Sprint" discussion:


Interesting, I thought that feature was exclusive to Nextel phones and this is a CDMA phone, right?
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Jan 31, 2012, 6:24 PM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus Brings Durability to Sprint" discussion:

anyone remember the

Sanyo SCP-7200 better known as the R(eady)L(ink) 2000?? Everything old is new again.
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Jan 31, 2012, 11:58 AM
over in the "Kyocera DuraPlus Brings Durability to Sprint" discussion:

Not exactly exciting but,.....

Working for SPRINT as an indirect dealer with quite a few business accounts, I am glad to see an alternative come out in the "DURA" series. Looking forward to having choices for my PTT customers, who need rugged phones for the job sites.
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