Great flip phone for dinosaurs
I bought this phone because Verizon is phasing out 3G as of the end of 2019. I have been noticing a degradation of the 3G signal over the last few months and decided it was time to move up to 4G LTE. I am very tough on phones and as an old Luddite I still prefer a real flip phone to a smart phone. I also do have a smartphone but I use it only for text and internet access.
I have had all the iterations of the Samsung Convoy and a Casio Gzone. I have had the phone for about 6 months and I really do like it. It takes a bit to get use to it but is is well built, rugged, and good battery life. It also supports wi-fi calling. I give it 5 stars
Mother Of 4.
This phone is the perfect replacement for the previous phone my husband owned. He needed a phone that could talk to him, and because of visual challenges, the iPhone was not practical. Works like a charm
Good upgrade from a standard flip phone. Very durable!
I purchased two of these phones as replacments for my grandparents aging phones that were due to be unsupported at the end of 2019. These new phones were almost identical to what they had, and I had zero trouble getting Verizon to activate them with SIM cards I also purchased, and Verizon let them keep their ancient plan they were grandfathered into, and didn't charge any kind of activation fee.
Kyocera manufactures different versions of this indestructible phone for varios big cell providers. But this one, the Dura XV LTE I believe is the only one that is WIFI capable. At least that is what I found in my research. So, if you like to explore where cell coverage is spotty but you have access to WIFI, this little flip phone will do the job. If you are tethered to Verizons cheapo, $30, prepay plan with only 500MB data then having WIFI capability is a great feature. Not that you'd be surfing the web with it's crude browser and controls, but if you absolutely need to check e-mail, lookup maps, etc., then you can do it no problem.
Bottom line, if like mytself, your sick and tired of replacing a smart phone every 12-18 months because of drops, water, or paranoia of either happening while you are enjoying the great outdoors then this is the phone you want. And if your sick and tired of having a complicated world at your fingertips and want to rid yourself of the smart phone but still need web access then this too does that. You just do it much, much less because it's not as easy! These are all the things that I wanted. I'm happy to be rockin' a flip phone once again!