Summary: This is a very tough phone. However the walkie-talkie feature is being done away with and will only last a short while longer until the towers are updated. Then no longer will it exist. However I purchased this for my brother and He loves it. The Bright yellow color helps him find it on the jobsite if it is lost!
Summary: This is the 5th or 6th phone I have bought like this. They are extremely durable (except when a truck runs over them) and very reliable. My husband literally wears them out, but this one has stood up the best. The problem he has with them is when he puts them in his pocket the two-way button tears off over time, so a phone clip is highly recommended. The battery is pretty good for an average user, but I recommend the extended battery for heavy use.
Excerpt: I used this Motorola i580 for years, passed up many chances at upgrading the phone, but the service coverage was poor and unaccaptable for traveling. I wish this phone was supported by AT&T, my new cell phone provider. Oh well, maybe Motorola will decide that practical phones built to last years will allow the company to prosper and they won't be asking for a government bailout.
Excerpt: i used the motorola i580 for three years and never once had a problem with it, the only reason i had to get rid of the motorola i580 is because i didnt like the two way feature, i dont like someone being able to yell anything in the phone anytime
Could use a few improvements, but has been a good phone.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The camera is not good but over all the phone works good and is water resistant. This phone can survive falls and other abuse. Although it may be bulky, it has to be in order to survive the abuse it can. I love the direct connect. With a little practice can send texts, although that is not the priority of the phone. Owned the I560 for several years proir to buying this one, it is a good phone for those with active lifestyles that could damage a lesser quality phone.
Excerpt: The Motorola i580 is a rugged and reliable cell phone. This phone looks like the sort of phone anyone who operates in a tough and demanding environment would want. The case of this phone looks like it was made to survive plenty of abuse. After several weeks of use by me it still looks new. It has the push to talk capability that Nextel pioneered. The push to talk capability is very useful when you just want to quickly communicate a short message to someone.
The i580 is durable enough to withstand almost anything.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Motorolas i580 is great! I have had a problem with previous cell phone not standing up when I needed them to most. This phone appears to be water proof, as my son helped me find out by giving it a bath in a glass of water. It has a rubber coating that helps to protect it when dropped and is shock resistant. I have dropped this phone so many times and it just keeps right on going. It is a miliary spec. phone that can with stand extreme heat and cold.
The Motorola i580 is a good phone, but it is limited in function
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This phone is great for those who are clumsy and drop there phones pretty often. The camera funtion is pretty sad and does not give a clear picture. this phone does not allow you to recieve multi media texts like pictures or videos or voice recordings. I personally have not had any problems with the flip but I know several people with this phone and they have had nothing but trouble with it. the top seems to break off but that is true to most motorola flip style phones.
Excerpt: If you can afford it, buy it. I've dropped it in a puddle of water and it was submersed. I pulled it out, shook it off & was good to talk again. No real problems with this phone. The clip secures the phone tightly to the point where it doesn't come off in just a snap.