"Rugged but poor reception"3.0 starson by NormShea
Pros: Solid construction
Cons: Poor reception. Difficult to hear from speaker. Power jack design bad.
Summary: This phone is solid. If dropped, it doesn't sound like parts are getting jarred around. This may be partly due to the belt clip case that surrounds a good portion of it. The reception is poor though. This is the third mobile phone at this same location with the same service but I experience many more dropped calls, especially compared to i355. Most annoying though is the power jack cover. While it probably provides water tightness, it is flush-mounted and is incredibly hard to access (even really hard to find). The headphone jack (rarely used) has a nice indention to allow for easy opening. Not so with the power jack cover. The speaker for your ear is difficult to hear. You have to have it very precisely positioned to be audible. Like the ruggedness and the reported ability to get wet (though haven't tested it), but disappointed with some items.