I own a Verizon-supplied KYOCERA DURA FORCE PRO android smartphone. Based on Verizon's on-line promotions (wireless) phones that are shockproof--to a significant degree--and waterproof appear to be viewed as "step children" by Verizon's marketing department. The iPhone X seemed to be getting a flashy promotion. Unfortunately some You Tube videos exposed this expensive device as sustaining very noticeable cracking in this phone's glass after a drop of only 5 feet onto a concrete surface. I believe Verizon gets around $800 for this phone. Accordingly I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a phone to survive a fall from someone's hand. Yes, I know the iPhone X may still be usable with cracked glass. But, really, who wants to own a phone that looks like it had been hit with a sledge hammer as opposed to slipping out of a hand. On this same subject Verizon should think about marketing some of the "Cat" (Caterpillar) cell phones like the "Cat S60...GSM Smartphone."
It might be helpful if CAT would actually build a phone compatible with the Verizon Wireless network.
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I recall someone I know having a Caterpillar phone. He buys heavy machinery and received it via promotion. It worked on VZW network: https://www.equipmentworld.com/cat-launches-s50c-verizon/
It seems like a niche market. Back in the day I would purchase the G'zOne devices for my father back in the flip phone era. He really liked those. Hopefully we will see more as I do agree it is a great market.