Summary: I bought this phone and it came unlocked as advertised. The only issue is I didn't have any mobile data with my povider. After spending some time doing research I found out you have to manually set up your APN settings. Your provider should have a page with these settings on it. Here was mine for example.
Summary: Make no mistake as this is a rugged phone. I have it and it's been dropped out of a 20' tree stand, douced with salt water, and survived many other traumas that other phones might not have survived. I bought one for my wife as she's lost phones that were later found by a metal detector in a compost pile! However, the negatives are as follows: It has a slow processor and little memory. It's not the phone to surf the web with. Its speaker does not have a lot of volume.
Summary: I love the durability of the phone and the style. However, this phone crashes on me every day sometimes more than once. It's real slow. I've owned for about 5 months now and can't wait to replace it. I used to have a cover on it but I took it off because the phone freezes so much and the screen goes black and so the only way to correct it is to take the back off and take the battery out. I think the idea of the phone is great.
Summary: I've purchased refurbished equipment before and its always been in pristine condition when it arrived. This phone's case showed scratches and dents such that it has obviously visited a construction site or two. The marks are impossible to remove and its evident that the phone was dropped multiple times. I wanted to try it out and if not for me then I could sell it in near new condition.
Good, solid smart phone, a little underpowered by today's standards
28 February 2013
Summary: Nice phone and good value for money. There are so many flimsy phones out there at the moment, it's nice to hold one in your hand that feels sturdy and isn't going to smash to pieces if you drop it. I find it's the perfect size for a smartphone - not too big, but still big enough to have a decent screen, and surprisingly good-looking for a rugged phone. The screen brightness is good and everything looks pretty much crystal clear.
Summary: If you use your phone very much, then you had better have back up batteries. I don't use mine much and have to charge it like every day to every other day. They have sent me two batteries now, and a new phone. I will never buy another smart phone again. The android os on this phone eats up the battery. It takes forever to reset and go down to low consumption. It is junk. Phone is set to low everything, and I even exit out of all apps immediately when done.