OK, but no special deal. I kept it. Recommended with reservations.
9 February 2014
Summary: The Samsung Convoy 2 is the ruggedized version of the regular cell phone. It was exactly what I was looking for with all the features I need. I was a little dissapointed in the appearance of the one I recieved, especially since one port cover was missing. I felt the description would have been lower since the case had something missing. Aparently not.
An ok phone that is a bit bulky with annoying buttons on front.
3 November 2013
Summary: I bough this phone because I needed a new one. My old razor was about shot. This phone has really good battery life. Although I don't make a lot of calls the battery last about a week. No dropped calls. The sound is pretty good but could be better. The external speakers are very loud if you want to use the speaker phone. I really like the built in flashlight. I like the large text on the external screen. Internal and external screens are bright.
Summary: This is a rugged phone with some problems that the previous version did not have: the ability to lock the front keypad and the automated "In a meeting" text response. There is a software update to address these problems which I installed. This marginally improved the lock button function but it's far from perfect.
Summary: Great phone hardware wise, rugged and tough, the flashlight option is the best part of the phone. The buttons on the front and side stick out too far and it continually beeps at you as the buttons inadvertently get pressed and if you use a holster style holder like I do it will drive you crazy. I ended up making plastic pieces the same height as the buttons to go around them and gluing them on so they only get pressed when I deliberately press them.