Summary: We are in New Zealand farming and over half the features on the front screen are redundant (maps, PTT, internet etc). Frustration that cannot remove them. We have had no issues with the physical performance - but the battery is pretty poor life and needs a daily charge. Need to have one that can handle a rough time and this has meet the challenges well.
Pros: Built-in speakers, Durable
Cons: Did not meet expectations, can't adjust main menu
Summary: For a construction phone why do we have a outside crystal? its hard to see in the sun and I have gone threw 3 of them because I keep breaking the outside Crystal. I would pay more for one without the little front screan. But other than that great phone.
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color
NOT AS RUGGED AS THEY WOULD LIKE YOU TO BELIEVE/NO WARRANTY
2 January 2010
Excerpt: I have had my Rugby a few months. I only purchased a rugged so that it would last until my contract was up. I work in an office and have not abused or dropped my phone. I opened the phone and the plastic hinge broke in two. I went to AT&T and was told that I could upgrage another number in my plan but there was nothig they could do. I phoned Samsung and they told me they could repair at my expense starting at 70.00 and depending on what they have to do the cost...
Summary: While on standby, this phones battery drains to zip in less than 4 hours, this phone really needs an extended long life battery. I've had warranty replacement on the first Rugby in less than 1 month. On speed dial, will not dial on #2, or #8. Incoming speaker is also lacking on volume, however the Blue Tooth works great, so I use it mainly. So far, this phone is kind of marginal, considering the price.
Summary: I was attracted to this phone by its rugged design. I carry my phone in my pocket or throw it in a motorcycle tank bag. I like not having to worry so much about damaging the phone. I don't care about cameras, video recorders, or music players on my phone, so all those features are insignificant to me. Unfortunately, the features that are important to me are only fair to average on this phone.
Excerpt: I tried for about 3 weeks and took it back. It's rugged but doesn't come with a longer warranty. The PTT button is easily pushed by accident. The coating/paint on the outside edges started flaking off as I have seen noted in other reviews by users. I didn't like not being able to access a phone number stored in the address book if a default had been set to a different number. There is an ability to set a default for a voice number and one for a text number which is...