Pros: Extremely rugged construction, yes - it is waterproof, shock resistant, good call quality, decent camera, good price, when charged correctly, the battery lasts a long time (10-14 days), however the battery does not respond well to short or quick charging.
Cons: Buttons are harder to press than most phones, music player requires a Rhapsody account, bulky, cover flips shut too easily when answering calls, lack of an integrated belt clip.
Excerpt: I don’t mind, since I keep it on the charger while I’m in the car, but some people don’t like a low battery life. 2 days seems to be enough for me. If you’re in the market for a rather basic, durable phone, this is the one for you. As long as it’s not open, it is as solid as a brick. It is exceptionally waterproof. I highly recommend the Motorola Barrage to a person who just wants a phone that can serve as a phone for years to come without breaking.
Excerpt: I use this phone for work. It has gone to hell and back. I lost it last night and found it today after it had sat in 9 inches of rain water for 20+ hours. It rained all day. I called my Boss to tell him I found it. I had the rock before and that phone was terrible.
"Battery Problems-I've got the battery issue figured out"
2 July 2010
Pros: This phone is extremely durable, I find the sound to be very good and the speaker is excellent.
Cons: I have 2 of these phones - on one of the phones the battery cover did not seat properly in the top right-hand corner. No User Guide with the phone - only a small book title, Tips, Hints and Shortcuts.
Excerpt: I almost didn't get this one. My second choice would've been the Samsung Convoy. I've always been a fan of Motorola products and I really like this one. I wanted a phone that would make a great phone and also have Push-to-Talk.