|New Casio GzOne Boulder Orange Verizon/Page Plus Rugged C711 Camera Cell Phone|
|Verizon Casio C711 GzOne Boulder Water Proof Camera Cell Phone|
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|VERIZON /PAGE PLUS CASIO C711 GZONE BOULDER RUGGED CELL PHONE ORANGE|
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|Casio Hitachi G'zone Boulder Verizon Cell Phone C731 Gzone POOR - 483137|
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|Rugged and stylish, the Casio G'zOne Boulder is a clamshell type mobile suitable for people who travel often. The external LCD display of this Casio waterproof mobile lets you know the time and caller information without flipping open the mobile, while the internal 2.0-inch LCD display delivers images in bright colors. Featuring a 1.3 MP camera, the Casio G'zOne Boulder lets you capture memorable moments of your life. This clamshell type mobile comes with Bluetooth connectivity that lets you sync files with other compatible devices. This Casio waterproof mobile comes with Mobile Web 2.0, so you can browse and download content from the internet. The Casio G'zOne Boulder features an A-GPS receiver that provides navigational guidance to reach your destination.|
|Family Line||Casio G'zOne|
|Network Technology||CDMA / EVDO Rev. A|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Capacity||800 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 207 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 212 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2 in.|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Average review score based on 493 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
If all you want is a simple to use and durable phone, this serves well, but don't let that tough=simple moniker fool you. This phone deserves more than a passing glance.
Rugged-milspec, meaning it would be functional in a war zone. You can drop it in a bucket of water while its in the middle of a call and simply pull it out, shake it off and carry on with your conversation. As long as the ports are covered, it can handle water up to 3 feet deep. Dust is no problem either. Dropped your phone while working on a roof? Its not likely to do this one much harm. Every bit as tough as they claim and its fairly simple to use for basic functions.
Take pictures and video, play music, use a bluetooth earpiece or sync it to your car audio system, you can even tether your computer to it and use it as a cell network modem linking through the bluetooth radio or the USB cord. One of the best ergonomic features is the easily accessible micro sd (up to 8GB) slot on the side rather than under the battery. I'm able to pull that card out of the phone and insert it into my computer (via an SD adapter that comes with the micro-SD card) and transfer any pictures or video I've taken with the phone directly onto the computer rather than trying to sync the phone to the computer. This is a great work around if you're not computer savvy and just want to get the pictures out of it, much like any digital camera or pda. Same thing for putting the podcasts and music files on the phone, simply transfer them directly to the SD card and then reinsert the card into the phone. Do ask about the types of files this phone can handle. I loaded my 8GB card with a passle of audio files in mp3 format only to discover the phone's software didn't recognize them. What's up with that Verizon? I haven't tried that in a while, could be the updated software will handle it. Hope, hope!! Don't expect it to be a ruggedized iPhone with its access to the App Store, but the Navigator provided by Verizon and the very limited music player are easy to use. As a mobile web browsing device, the tiny screen and the 16 key keyboard aren't supposed to compete with QWERTY keyboard sliders or the touch screen phones, but it will allow you to get that web page up.
Features-A little bulkier than most clamshells owing to its ruggedized shell, especially with an extended life battery. (good for 2 days of normal use without a charge) 1.2 megapixal pix and flix camera and the camera's flash also serves as a flashlight, speach recognition, (it will take verbal instructions so you can dial a contact by pushing a single button and saying, "Call" and the contact's name) intuitive text t9 typing, web browser, global positioning system receiver (GPS) which I use with Verizon's navigator, an electronic compass, (in case you get lost in the urban jungle) speaker phone, Push To Talk radio (PTT) capable, . Its great for audio, but I don't recommend it for surfing the web on its tiny screen, however, if you do have a need for a data connection I'd recommend checking out thestreamcenter.com/pda for live radio feeds from any English speaking country around the world. I also recommend getting the charging cradle, its much easier to drop it in the cradle which has two contacts that marry up to the contacts on the back of the battery, than to plug the charging adapter into its covered port. For some reason I find it difficult to get that adapter plugged into the phone's port. You'll love this phone.
This phone is rugged. No ifs,ands,or buts! User friendly to a nongeek cell phone user like me. The light is a nice plus. Easy to hold when not using handsfree. Decent signal in most areas. Don't like: 1) vibrate mode sucks-vibrates about as hard as a butterfly. 2) One plug for headset,chargers, and whatever else. no port for external antenna in vehicle. I buoght this phone to try and see if it can hold up to my style of living.I did not want a smaller phone because they are easier to loose and harder to keep in hand for long periods of time. I like the flashlight and compass,the buttons are easy to use, and the volume can be set high enough to hear in loud areas. I got the extended battery and really like theuse time between charges. I really recommend this phone for people who need a rugged phone. Any doubts, go see the Casio Boulder website.
The phone itself is bulky, yet durable. Great phone for somebody who drops their phone alot. Waterproof.... Absolutely NOT!! These are actually discontinued Verizon phones, that DO NOT have current software. In other words they need to be mailed to Verizon for the free update before you can download your stored contacts, or run any other application. Verizon stores no longer have the software in house. The charger is difficult to connect. Impossible in the dark without a light. The camera is poor at best. The manual camera flash is actually a really handy flashlight. Otherwise, I call it my "Fisher Price" phone. It feels like a kids toy. The intenal workings of the phone are Great. They are almost identical to a Motorolla flip phone. Except the outside screen is black & white and grainy. Good for the time & date that's about all. I bought a charger stand for about $7.00 and now it easily charges. Honestly, I would buy this phone again, because it is a very durable, plain-Jane phone that's average at best. But it was cheap brand new phone that works good for calling & basic texts. Best of all, it's way better than a 2 year contract!
The phone is really rugged. In my engineering class I placed it in a bowl of water.
We then called my phone and it still worked!
I've thrown it across my room to prove how strong it is. It's INDESTRUCTIBLE!
There are barely any scratches on it!
There is one flaw: the software.
Why does verizon contract Casio to build indestructible phones, yet program it with terrible software?
The network speed is incredible. It downloads media faster than any phone I've used. However for a messaging phone the processing is weak. Sometimes when I get into texting the phone will shut off when messaging too much. To fix this all I do is turn the phone off for a few minutes. When I turn it back on, it always works perfectly for several hours.
Likewise, because it is waterproof it means that nothing gets in or out.
When you put that much padding on a phone some sound will be compromised.
Granted Casio compensated by putting in one of the loudest and highest quality speakers I've ever heard in a cell phone, however the microphone is difficult to work with. You have to absolutely make sure the microphone is level with the corner of your mouth. Otherwise they cant hear you. Once you figure out how to talk into it, its is incredibly easy to use and truly an amazing phone.
The only "real" problem is with the texting. However, this phone has been out for a while now, so soon Verizon should be releasing a software update for the phone which will hopefully fix the occasional text overload the phone can get.
This is a great phone and I'll never buy another!
I bought this phone after talking with a friend of mine. A couple of years ago, his house burned down. The local codes dept. wouldn't let him search the rubble for the first 2 weeks. When he finally did get to look inside, he heard a "beep" coming from under a rubble pile of wet drywall and lumber. He looked under all the muck, and found his Casio phone still operating, and it was beeping because he had a text message that was 2 weeks old.
I bought a new phone off of Ebay, and had it flashed from Verizon to Cricket. I now have unlimited nationwide calls, unlimited internet, unlimited text and picture messaging for $40. The phone picks up and is loud and clear. So far, so good. I am rough on cell phones, but I think this one will hold up. I did buy an extended length battery so I didn't have to charge it every night.