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

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jonsidneyb, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  2. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    What carrier?
     
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  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    What carrier?

    If it is ATT then you could go get a $20 go phone and stick your sim card in it.
     
  4. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Try to find a Motorola Tundra by AT&T
     
  6. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    Is it a water proof web browsing phone? :)
     
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    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
     
  8. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  9. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

  11. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

  12. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    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.

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    Some people call this a work site.

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

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

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    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
     
  14. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  15. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  16. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    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
     
  17. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  18. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I will give that a try.
     
  19. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    Umbrella?
     
  20. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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