"Direct connect useless... Duracor was a little better"2.0 starson by tmstriad
Pros: guys didn't mind phone features
Cons: Speaker and mic are poor - hard to understand DC conversations
Summary: We had two of these phones sent to us to replace our field techs i576 work phones. Generally, we agree with the above review that all works decent, but if you need to use the direct connect (DC) forget it. The speaker distorts the voice far too much. If you're in a quiet room you can normally piece together what's being said but that's not typical jobsite conditions. Sounds like a rag is held over the mic and speaker muffling the sound. Both what you hear coming from phone speaker and person listening on other end (microphone quality) makes you want to throw the phone out the window. They sent us two Duracors to replace the Duramax's we returned and they do have better sound quality but still not like the old motorola's. They're promising more DC Mil spec phones due to come out soon - can't happen soon enough.......