"Extremely Rugged & Great Features"5.0 starson by MikeGratis
Pros: Rugges, Water Reistant, Great Features, Works As Advertised
Cons: Would like to see customization software (add wallpaper, ringtones, etc.) included.
Summary: I've been a Nextel customer for 7 years (i1000, i550plus, i700plus, i60, i90c, i730) and this is the best phone from them yet. I was thinking of switching to an i355 for connectivity & durability issues; but my Nextel Rep. talked me into giving the i580 a chance, speaking very highly of it and offering to trade it for an i355 if I didn't like it. Well, I've had NO connection issues (...I seem to get a good signal no matter where I am), the sound is both loud & crystal clear, and this is one truly rugged phone. The addition of a camera, which I originally viewed as a gimmick, turned out to be a real plus when I found I needed to document something and didn't have any other camera available. The microSD memory card allows a wide variety of possibilities in addition to phone options - I've also used it as a "flash drive" to transfer files between computers. I am VERY happy with the i580 and have no intentions on trading it in. Thanks, Nextel!