"Looks cool, feels great to hold - really solid, but caller sounds like a subway speaker"2.0 starson by bellaspop
Pros: Unique color, nicely balanced/weighted, feels really solid to hold and use, cool electronic compass, and flashlight
Cons: As cool-looking and rugged as it is and with all the nifty features it has it's still my cell phone and the call quality is disappointing
Summary: I wanted a rugged phone to replace my LG VX8300. My new every two option kicked in on July 28th. The Boulder seemed to come along at the right time. I took delivery from Verizon on-line ($44.00) on July 30. It's the first time I ever chose to be the first kid on the block to have anything. It was so new when I went to my local Verizon store to have my contacts transfered over they didn't even have the software to do it yet! The phone looks and feels great it has a lot of neat features (aforementioned compass and flashlight) - I could makes calls from my shower if wanted to but thankfully I don't need to.
When I'm speaking to someone on the phone I can't find a setting that gives a satisfying sound. A low setting sounds clear but too faint even in the car with windows closed and radio muted and a medium or high setting gives a tinny, rattled sound that distorts the speakers voice. I found the same holds true for the speaker phone option.
With Verizon's 30-day return/exchange policy I have options - it may be the Motorala Adventure V750, or the LG VX8350