Summary: best hard core phone rained on,wet,dropped and ran over twice. Last time worked by inside screen lost but still worked. Great phone picked up a used like new phone on ebay and a new case. Hope this phone last as long as last phone used in bad weather and rough conditions.
Barrage v860 is still tops on my list, Awesome for the money.
20 May 2014
Summary: Mil-Spec flip phone. Water, dust, shock resistant. This is a flip phone, compact and fits in top pocket if needed. Easy to use and IMHO, one of the best phones you can get. Signals come in stronger than my buddies fancy new mini tablet type (smart phone) phone, both verizon. Also has PTT options, GPS, Web (kinda hard to search without 'key board' it's why the 4 stars), Media player, camera if camera phone acquired.
It isn't a smart phone, but it is perfect for me, in more ways than one.
23 February 2014
Summary: This is a back up for the one I carry now. For me, it's perfect but it may not be for everyone. It isn't a smart phone but it does exactly what I want, perfectly. It is heavy and large but that it OK, it is darn near bulletproof. I take it on bike rides, hiking, in the rain, wear it while working in the yard or wherever. Bottom line: I don't have to worry about breaking it. It is military grade.
Summary: The Motorola Barrage is a military-graded rough and ready phone. We use this phone due to it's push-to-talk ability, it's camera ready and it's dust and water resistant. In the orchards, this phone takes a beating and we haven't lost one yet due to water/mud/dirt damage. The only con is that the front screen is it's weakest point. We have had to replace 2 of them because the front screen shattered when dropped from up high or stepped on.
Summary: This replaces an older, broken phone (phone stopped charging because of a bad, non-replaceable charging port) of the same model. The older one had a camera which I never used, so this is a moot point. I rarely text and I don't need a QWERTY keyboard. This is my "Gibbs" phone (If you watch NCIS, you will understand.) I do a lot of outdoors activities and get caught in the rain, ride bikes on bumpy roads, drop my phone, etc. This is perfect for me, but not for everyone.
Summary: clear sound and ease to use battery life is 6 hours during use and about 8 days in stand by mode.is a simple phone with many features. it is a well made phone. I wish it had an owners manual for all the features on this phone, you can down load manual from Motorola site it has over one hundred pages. I still prefer a owners manual because you need it to set up and learn all the features.
Summary: This model phone is the very best I've owned. After years of use that would have and did destroy others, this model kept on working even after falling onto the highway from a motorcycle and being totally emerged in salt water three times for more than two minutes and fresh, soapy water for nearly one. The phone finally lost its volume and could only be heard by speaker phone.