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Where are all of the rugged smartphones?
DLee2000
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Are there any rugged smartphones coming out for Verizon in the near future?  The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is starting to get outdated.  It's been a great phone for me.  I have dropped it, submerged it in water, and it still runs.  All of the other phones that require a case to become rugged are never rugged.  I end up breaking them or they start seeing terrible signs of wear due to the dirty conditions I work in.  I need another rugged phone - I see options for other carriers but Verizon seems to be lacking.  There are lots of options out there but none seem to be compatible with the Verizon network.

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Re: Where are all of the rugged smartphones?
vzw_customer_support
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DLee2000, I certainly recognize the importance of having a phone that is able to meet your needs, especially for work purposes. You've come to the right place for assistance, and I am glad to see that the DuraForce Pro has served you well thus far. Fortunately there is a successor model to this phone, the DuraForce Pro II: https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/kyocera-duraforce-pro-2/#sku=sku3270003 Have you had an opportunity to review this phone? I'm confident that it would be a great option to fit your requirements. Looking forward to hearing back.

 

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Ann154
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I don't know if any of these are rugged, but it might be a list to start with to see if any of them meet your needs. Verizon Certified Unlocked Android Smartphones

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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bearone21
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phones are fragile & the only way i've found to protect 'em is with the otterbox defender case.

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vzw_customer_support
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DLee2000, I certainly recognize the importance of having a phone that is able to meet your needs, especially for work purposes. You've come to the right place for assistance, and I am glad to see that the DuraForce Pro has served you well thus far. Fortunately there is a successor model to this phone, the DuraForce Pro II: https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/kyocera-duraforce-pro-2/#sku=sku3270003 Have you had an opportunity to review this phone? I'm confident that it would be a great option to fit your requirements. Looking forward to hearing back.

 

Lorenzo_VZW
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Re: Where are all of the rugged smartphones?
boringusername
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DLee2000 wrote:

Are there any rugged smartphones coming out for Verizon in the near future? The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is starting to get outdated. It's been a great phone for me. I have dropped it, submerged it in water, and it still runs. All of the other phones that require a case to become rugged are never rugged. I end up breaking them or they start seeing terrible signs of wear due to the dirty conditions I work in. I need another rugged phone - I see options for other carriers but Verizon seems to be lacking. There are lots of options out there but none seem to be compatible with the Verizon network.

The DuroForce 2 just came out.

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Re: Where are all of the rugged smartphones?
DLee2000
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Thank you!  Looks like I prematurely asked the question - I didn't see that phone prior to posting this.  Looking forward to trying it out.

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