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Samsung Rugby™ ll Cell Phone

Rated 4 out of 5 by 241 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for an active lifestyle. If you're looking for a rough and tumble, easy to read, easy to hear, reasonably intuitive cell phone, this phone is for you. I was almost scared off after reading many of these reviews, but I'm glad I took the chance. I've owned this phone for over 3 mths now, and am completely satisfied. At 55, I appreciate the customizable features. I easily created a large legible display, selected a fairly loud and distinctive keypad sound, and moved the features I use most to the 4 position rocker switch, and customized the "shortcuts" menu to carry only the features I use. My previous phone was a Samsung, so the phone seems fairly intuitive to me. Because of the large external speaker, "hands free" use while driving is easy. The graphics are a quantum leap ahead of my previous phones, and besides their great functionality, are visually appealing. The phone is fairly large by todays standards, which I like. It feels good in your hand, and the key pads are large and easy to use. Battery life is long. I use my phone primarily for texting, and going a week between charges is not uncommon. Regular voice call use will shorten that to about half. Its operation has been glitch free so far. I bought the phone for it's ruggedness. I tend to break phones and so appreciated the tough outer shell, beefy hinge, and having the keys and display safely inside. The access panel for the battery and flash card has an o-ring seal and a tough, metal, coin twist latch that keeps the cover on and the battery in place. This phone goes on remote mtnbike rides and gets thrown in a sweaty jersey pocket with tools and keys and such, where it's likely to get roughed up a bit in a tumble, and I have complete confidence that it will provide communication for me when I need it. September 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by It can take the Sea I'm impressed by how waterproof the phone is. Twice I been into the Ocean with the phone in my pocket. Both times I thought it was a goner but it continued working. Complaints are screen can't be seen in bright sunlight and I have poor reception off shore which I feel that's more a problem of my service provider. September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product is very rugged I have owned two of these phones and have never had a problem with either the first one was taken from me by att because they upgraded me and gave me the same model very strong can handel the heat and cold and have never had a problem with the rain July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome features! I have never had a cell phone I love as much as the Samsung Rugby II. I have a problem with hearing but that's no problem with the Rugby. I love the alarm option. If you're low on power, you can turn your cell phone off and the alarm feature isn't affected...it still wakes you at the time you designate. Fantastic feature! Would highly recommend this make / model over the smart phones (which I've also had). May 20, 2014
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