Durable / Farm Friendly Mobile Phone Recommendations

JJP

New Member
Location
Bedfordshire
So my dad seems to be going through cheap flip phones at quite a rate. Think he must be crushing them in his pocket as he's now on to his 3rd or 4th this year. Can any of you recommend some good models of mobile phones?
 

theboytheboy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Portsmouth
So my dad seems to be going through cheap flip phones at quite a rate. Think he must be crushing them in his pocket as he's now on to his 3rd or 4th this year. Can any of you recommend some good models of mobile phones?
My old man has a Doro easyphone that he has not managed to break for a few years
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Don’t get the JCB tough phone. They have just been issued to me to replace a pager for alerting for my retainer role.... bloody awful. Very easy to turn it off in your pocket by mistake even though it’s locked. Either that or it turns its self to silent in a similar way. It’s an Android so very sketchy compared to an iPhone
 

traineefarmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Mid Norfolk
Have a look at the Samsung Xcover range.

I've had an Xcover 2 for 4 years before I finally killed it. (Microphone died - probably full of meat dust). Previously my smartphone had a life expectancy measured in days, or in the case of my wife's Galaxy A5 which I borrowed last week about 35 minutes:oops:.

I've just got myself an Xcover 4 and while it doesn't feel quite as tough as the 2, it had survived its first day of cattle feeding and falling from my pocket while climbing into the sprayer cab.

I'm no fan of iphones, but a colleague on the farm had similar luck to me with killing phones and got himself an iphone 5s. I didnt expect it to last a week, but he's put it in one of those tough cases and it's still going strong.
 

shumungus

Member
Livestock Farmer
Bought my son (9) and daughter (11) each a CAT S30. They are outside any chance they get and their phones have been faultless to date, Android operating system, robust, IP rated and not too bulky, great battery life also. Cost about £125 each.
I use a CAT S60 have had it about a year with no problems. Phones used to last me about 4-6 months, this thing is tough when it was three days old I dropped it out of my pocket whilst climbing aboard a JCB416S to talk to the driver, couldn't find my phone ended up it was under one of the cleats of the front tyre sitting on concrete clamp floor with a 14' buckrake of silage on, came out un-marked.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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