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Old 20 December 2010, 12:30   #1
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Floating phone

Thought some of you would like to look at this JCB phone. Thought it was a good price for a waterproof floating sim free phone.

http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4...prd:hotukdeals
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Old 20 December 2010, 13:26   #2
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Not sure if it's the same phone but....http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=347749&postcount=3
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This ones called the tradesman, but might be rebadged. Perhaps someone with a little more knowledge will come along in a min.

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Ah OK link doesn't go straight to the product. Just type JCB into the search bar
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HI Andy

Waterproof yes, floating no.

I have the Landrover phone, which is a rebadged Sonim. It survived a busy first season very well, taking the knocks, drops and damp. The battery life is exceptional, but it is just a mobile phone. An Iphone it is not.

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HI Andy

Waterproof yes, floating no.

I have the Landrover phone, which is a rebadged Sonim. It survived a busy first season very well, taking the knocks, drops and damp. The battery life is exceptional, but it is just a mobile phone. An Iphone it is not.

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This is a 'new' one isn't it ? Says it floats in the blurb.... I'd be surprised though....

A test in a sink would be in order before I trusted it in anger.

I did get one of the hones that was the subject of the RIBNET epic buy thread. (Durrocom?) Worked well in some serious water in the summer - oddly to call Steves Landrover phone !
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it is just a mobile phone. An Iphone it is not.
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Not sure how good these phones are, but if your looking for one for the boat, go to tesco (other supermarkets available wink) and get a 12 sim free samsung flip phone, i swear its indestructable and if you loose it in the sea/river, you havn't spent a silly amount of money, this means very easy to replace. Champion
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Not sure how good these phones are, but if your looking for one for the boat, go to tesco (other supermarkets available wink) and get a 12 sim free samsung flip phone, i swear its indestructable and if you loose it in the sea/river, you havn't spent a silly amount of money, this means very easy to replace. Champion
Is this the one?

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