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I know, I should ask this in a phone forum but here goes.

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#1
Every phone I have lost has been for the same reason, water.

There are time where I have to take a call and I am out in the middle of nowhere. I answer the call knowing I have only a little bit of time and the phone is going to soon be toast.

I sometimes have to take a call while in the rain, once it was snow that killed the phone. I am reluctant to get an advanced phone that is going to die when I am in the middle of no where and the rain is coming down. I think if memory serves me that I am on phone #6 due to rain or snow.

I should ask this in a phone forum but I am here at the moment. Solutions?
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#4
ATT.

If I have to I can do that. I was in hopes to get a web browing capable phone someday. I buy cheap phones right now as I know It will eventually get water damaged.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#7
ok, sounds like you already know about cheap phones. :)

Thing is, a go phone requires no 'commitment', as opposed to a 'cheap' phone because you are signing up for a longer contract. It was just an idea

(I've gone through several per year for other reasons). :p
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#9
It is the only one mentioned when I googled for them...the only other option is a waterproof case.

Don't know if it is a smart phone.
Thanks, I will check it out.

Water proof case only helps a little. I have been expecting calls before and answered knowing the phone would be lost. I explain we have to talk fast (business calls) and we talk fast then fizzzzzzzzzzzzzz phone is gone and the SIM goes into the next phone.
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#12
People sometimes ask why I have such problems with gear and why I carry some of the stuff that I do. To put it into prospective.

This is a road, it does appear on the map.



Some people call this a work site.



This is what it can look like traveling to another work site building.



Hard to find shelter when the rain sneaks up on you.
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#13
IF you could get your sim card to work in an unlocked phone from another carrier that does have a waterproof phone, you might stand a better chance. TMobile has the Motorola Defy with Motionblur, it isn't waterPROOF but is water resistant.
How long do you have on your AT&T contract because Sprint has an excellent entry to the smartphone/military market: http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/U...-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/MOTOROLA-i1-US-EN
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#14
IF you could get your sim card to work in an unlocked phone from another carrier that does have a waterproof phone, you might stand a better chance. TMobile has the Motorola Defy with Motionblur, it isn't waterPROOF but is water resistant.
How long do you have on your AT&T contract because Sprint has an excellent entry to the smartphone/military market: http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/U...-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/MOTOROLA-i1-US-EN
If other carriers can work out here I would change. Maybe they can now, for the longest time places where I am at where not covered, ATT works where I am at on 1 or 2 bars. I will have to find out what carries work. I used to think the companies shared towers but it seems like they might not.
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#15
Try a throwaway from another carrier and see if it works. Worse that will happen is you have to toss the phone. But it will give you a chance to see if someone else's signal will reach out there now.
 

Andrew

Well-known member
#16
My buddy has a waterproof (company) phone by Verizon. he likes to show it off a lot by dropping it in a glass of water when we go out to eat. and then asks one of us to call it. its actually kinda funny calling a cell phone thats underwater. i think his browser is WAP too though
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#17
The problem with Verizon is you can't surf the web and make calls at the same time. Also he can't just plop in his old sim card. I think with TMobile he can. Not sure about Sprint.