Summary: Will never again buy an at&t unlocked phone. The phone is loaded down with apps that only work on at&t networks and can not be removed. The only thing the phone is good for is making phone calls. Can not connect to the web without being on at&t so these features are all but useless. The phone itself may not be so bad if it were not for the at&t apps. The only good thing is the battery life is acceptable.
Samsung Rugby III--Junk-plastic not durable like the Rugby I had a year or so ago (now 10-3-2013). I would not recommend to a friend. Not what I expected. Lighter weight means less durable. I can see this thing cracking the first time it is dropped.
SamsungRugbyIIIJunk, Wireless AT&T
3 October 2013
Summary: Inferior product. Not at all like the Rugby I had a little over a year ago. The updates to the product are terrible. Plastic, not sturdy. Extra cord "Ear Jack converter". Can't plug in my own earbuds-unless I use this extra small cord first. Based on other reviews, sound quality poor, navigation poor. Key pad not as sturdy and easy to use as the old one. This is not military spec for sure--as the first one I had was. This is a piece of plastic junk.
Cons: inferior product , plastic , not durable like last rugby , not military spec , must use ear jack converter
not very rugged. far below par of previous versions.
14 May 2013
Summary: The new design lacks the original's toughness. Will not recommend it if you use it above just general use. Unlike the original, you will have to buy a protective case to insure it is safe. I do not recommend for industrial or moderate working environment.
Pros: smaller and ease of operation. Screen well lit and easy to see.
Cons: Falls well below par if compared with the ruggedness of the original. Hard to hold when using it. Push to talk function still cannot be shut off.
Summary: Where to begin? • When using PTT, if no one talks for 15 seconds, the phone exits the PTT mode and you have to start all over again. (Open lid, select contact, and press PTT) • Cannot answer a call without opening the lid. • Cannot initiate a PTT call without opening the lid. • Front display goes out after a few seconds with no option to increase the time. • Cannot tell, at a glance, if the phone is ON or OFF. With lid closed, it’s completely dark, no LEDs lighted.
Phone OS has tons of frustrating bugs. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
NOTLIKELYFREESTYLE, Wireless AT&T
11 January 2013
Summary: Phone OS is really bad and no sign of any fixes coming from Samsung or AT&T. Here is the list: 1) Text messaging T9 mode has a dictionary. You can add words but you cannot delete words. T9 gets confused at some point and makes "you" default to "968". You cannot go into the dictionary and delete the "968" word. How stupid! There is a workaround by making the phone learn what you want "968" to be.
Cons: poor t9 , cannot disable ppt button , cannot disable camera/speaker button , cannon configure web browser button on nav pad
Summary: do not order from this person or company did not work it had water damage very very poor shape i had to go buy a brand new one from AT&t store very dissapointed in this product i cant even believe that the seller could actually sell this product
Had trouble with this phone about 2 weeks after getting it...
Amy Mueller "amyeliz63", Amazon
13 October 2012
Summary: Had trouble with this phone about 2 weeks after getting it. Either could not receive calls or sometime call out. Took it to the ATT store and they gave me a new sim card...that did not help the problem.
Summary: this phone is JUNK, maybe i got a bad one. "Please enter at least 100 characters for your review" Really? EBay you suck. I always shop at NewEgg and Amazon, but when it comes to cell phone i shop here... ONCE a YEAR WOW how thing changed ...