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    Best Mil spec phone?

    What is the best (most rugged, best reception) Military spec iDen phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireless Buddy
    What is the best (most rugged, best reception) Military spec iDen phone?
    The most rugged is the i580 or i3xx. There is no best reception as of now. All of them work the same in transmitting and receiving signal. However, the i325 was one of the best receptions.
    Last edited by Spirit; 05-29-2007 at 05:52 PM.

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    Yeah the problem is the i580 is very expensive. I am looking for a really cheap one just for the rugged use and PTT since I already have a PDA.

    How's the i305?

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    Do the i560...

    Cheap phone, still with mil spec.

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    Get an i355 and put a i325 antenna on it.

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    How you all forget the i58sr and the i88. Both of these are Mil Spec, older NEXTEL (Condor) units that still work very well on the system. Some might argue, they work better than the newer Falcon units.

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    i580 DEFINATELY HANDS DOWN or i560

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    Quote Originally Posted by ke4qpf
    How you all forget the i58sr and the i88. Both of these are Mil Spec, older NEXTEL (Condor) units that still work very well on the system. Some might argue, they work better than the newer Falcon units.
    The i88 is not mil spec it's only an i85 with GPS. And while the i58 is a mil spec phone it's not water resistant like the i580 and i355.

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    i580. Its the most solid phone I've ever seen/used.

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    The I355 is a good phone. I am still using mine.

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    If you're looking for a well priced durable basic phone, then the i355 <candybar style> or i560 is the best choice.

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    i305 is tough, basically a mil spec i205. It's a non color screen phone. i355 is the replacement of the i305. i355 is color screen. i325 is only special for it's multi talkgroup scan function that your average user does not need. The i325 is expensive. i560 is a flip phone that to me, doesn't seem to be too rugged and has flip ribbon issues. It's a mil spec i450 is all it is.

    You should be able to buy a i305 on ebay for under $50 shipped and a i355 for under $75. Those would be your two most dependable bets in my opinion. The i580 is the best, but is expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotjocky
    i305 is tough, basically a mil spec i205. It's a non color screen phone. i355 is the replacement of the i305. i355 is color screen. i325 is only special for it's multi talkgroup scan function that your average user does not need. The i325 is expensive. i560 is a flip phone that to me, doesn't seem to be too rugged and has flip ribbon issues. It's a mil spec i450 is all it is.

    You should be able to buy a i305 on ebay for under $50 shipped and a i355 for under $75. Those would be your two most dependable bets in my opinion. The i580 is the best, but is expensive.
    What is the "multi talkgroup scan function"

    Is it any use at all?

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    Say you work for a large corporation with several groups, or you are in a urban area with alot of police, fire, and ambulance talk groups. With this phone you can scan multiple talk groups instead of just being able to connect to one as with a regular iDEN phone. For some people and certain organizations, multi talk group scanning is a must. Like I said before, no big deal for the average user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotjocky
    Say you work for a large corporation with several groups, or you are in a urban area with alot of police, fire, and ambulance talk groups. With this phone you can scan multiple talk groups instead of just being able to connect to one as with a regular iDEN phone. For some people and certain organizations, multi talk group scanning is a must. Like I said before, no big deal for the average user.
    Is it a police radio or is it if they use their iDen phones?

    That might be cool if it was actually a real EMS/police/Fire radio. That could be useful to me.

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