Great phones for Walkie Talkie
Look up Direct Talk ... pretty cool feature for group or family communications. Plus for any travelers heading to countries that have IDEN cellular services, these phones would be a wise choice to toss into your carry on baggage. Something you wouldn't freak over just in case you lost one of these. Rugged ... built pretty tough.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
Very good phone, really rugged, but prone to breaking the flip lid/screen.
I bought this phone to replace mine which has a broken flip top. The phone is rugged, except for the flip lid/screen which breaks about every six months. It is also extremely slow to download and display a text message. I originally purchased an i580 phone from Sprint Nextel when it was first offered. It is a "very rugged" phone when it comes to things such as knocking it off a table or having it slip out of a pocket to the ground while repairing a roof. It is "really waterproof" also. Mine has been in many a puddle or stream and once in a shallow part of a lake. I have always taken it out of the water and found it to work. No need to dry it out because the system is sealed. What I do not like about this phone is that the flip top / display breaks about every six months. The cost to replace it under the Sprint Nextel insurance policy is $100. They send you a rebuilt unit anyway so I buy a replacement on eBay for about $60 to $75, usually with accessories and a battery,and keep one on hand for when it breaks. When I compare this phone to others I have owned, I like this for being waterprrof, and rugged enough when it is dropped. Best on the market. The replacement model that Sprint Nextel currently offers is reportedly not as rugged and has problems with the waterproof seals. So I will keep buying replacement phones for this model as long as they are available.Read full review
This phone has good easy to use features but signal is not very strong. Would be nice if it was a little smaller. I am not a tech wizard and even I could navagate the screens and figure out the features with out much hassle. Over all I like the product and would suggest it for the person like me who is looking for the normal features: bluetooth, camera, 2-way, and phone. I do no text messaging and if that was important to you this is not the phone for you. The rubber outside shell was the main reason for me to purchase this item because I am bad about dropping and breaking phones.
Nextel i580 Motorola Cell Phone TUFF!
Over the past years of us being in business this is by far our TOP seller! As a Nextel distributor, I can tell you first hand that if you are looking for a durable phone that has some nice features such as Bluetooth, PTT, 1.3 MP Camera, and many others then this is the phone for you. Whether it is construction or just everyday use you simply cannot go wrong with the i580. We have also had the least return rate on this phone. When any friend or family member needs a new phone we try to get them into one of Nextel i580's. These will work with Nextel Sim Cards and Boost Mobile Sim Cards without ever being "unlocked". These come in 2 colors, Yellow or Grey. One final comment, if you are tired of holding your breath when your phone falls out of your pocket or hand hopping that the screen is still working or phone isnt scratched up, I think its time you switch into one of these. You just can't hurt em! JBCRead full review
Unless you need a rugged Nextel of the older design, I'd look elsewhere
Features - this is an older generation Nextel phone that works with my personal SIM card from another Nextel phone. Ease of use - the flip phone is easy to use, buttons are convenient, the screen easy to see. Duability - it is encased in a rubber-like material for durability, which I need. Battery life - this particular phone requires frequent recharging. It lasts about 2 days on standby, much less than my previous Nextel i780. I have tried different batteries but that didn't improve the battery life much. Value - This phone looked new when I received it and was inexpensive to buy, about 1/4 the original cost on Ebay.