Dumb phone recommendation

Stu

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After a dumb phone for work. Priorities are:

Physical keyboard

Waterproof/impact resistant (IP68/9)

Dual sim plus SD card slot

Unlocked to all UK networks 4G (5G a bonus)

Apps not necessary

Replaceable battery ideally

USB-C

The Cat B40 fits the bill. Any users? Various searches throw up the likes of AMG (M7 looks interesting but only 2G on the second SIM - is that being switched off soon?) but I know nothing other than what Google throws up.

Friend has a Sonim but they look to be difficult to source in the UK.

Any others I'm missing or personal recommendations?

Thanks.

(p.s. I know this is UKC but I'm not interested in various workarounds like phone plus waterproof case etc... reasons!).
 

alanw

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UK-based ruggedized phone maker Bullitt Group has called in PWC as administrative receivers after its management team seemingly failed to pull off a proposed restructure.

Bullitt designed and sold ruggedized smartphones with brands such as Caterpillar, JCB and Land Rover ...
 
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alanw

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Visiting https://catphones.com/, the SSL certificate expired on Sun, 07 Apr 2024

The magic keywords to search for are "rugged" "candy bar" "phone"


Note that in the UK 2G and 3G will be phased out within the next few years, so make sure, if you find e.g. a Nokia 800 tough, that it supports at least 4G
 
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pwhole

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I was using the Nokia 800 Tough until a year ago, which is great, but it only uses 3G for messaging, and Vodafone essentially told me that as they would be switching off 3G completely soon, I needed to upgrade to keep all that - so I had to bite the bullet and get a smartphone.
 
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Stu

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I was using the Nokia 800 Tough until a year ago, which is great, but it only uses 3G for messaging, and Vodafone essentially told me that as they would be switching off 3G completely soon, I needed to upgrade to keep all that - so I had to bite the bullet and get a smartphone.
Yes disappointed about the Nokia.
 

Rob

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Interested to know what line of work requires such a sporadic feature list!
 

wormster

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Ah! One for a teenager on a iPhone ban!

(slightly better than a 15 squid dumb phone from Argos!¡!!)
 
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