Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Bassboy1645

New Army phone??

Recommended Posts

Bassboy1645

I just got a new phone from virizon yesterday. I dont know if the army atcually uses them or if thyre just dubbed "army" phones but thyre supposbly shock proof, water proof, and dirt proof. Im curious to find out but I dont want to try it haha. Seems like a great Idea for sportsman like me who wreck phones with water exposure or banging them out of treestands and onto rock blush.gif. Anyone see these or have experience with them?? Oh I got insurance too! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Eckie

Which model is it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro

That would be the Casio vz'one or something like that. There is a type V and type S. They are built to military spec for waterproof and shock.

I heard really good things about them. They can really take a beating. I've seen underwater pictures they've taken. I bought a new phone recently and thought about this one hard.....until I could actually hold one in my hand. It literally is a brick. No carrying this thing in your pocket.

I saw one website that had a guy holding one next to a very old nokia brick phone and it wasn't much smaller.

So I passed on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Eckie

My apologies for hi-jacking the thread, but Dtro--what phone did you end up going with? I'm with Verizon also, and in the market for a new one. I currently have the VX8100. Have some interest in the new Moto Q...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

I purchased the I580 motorola. I have dropped this phone in lake at boat launch, had things drop on it at work and it still keeps on kicking! The 2 way feature is a must in my life!

31980311-2-300-palm-2.gif

31980311-2-300-overview-1.gif

31980311-2-300-buttons-3.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro

Quote:

My apologies for hi-jacking the thread, but Dtro--what phone did you end up going with? I'm with Verizon also, and in the market for a new one. I currently have the VX8100. Have some interest in the new Moto Q...


I actually went with the new chocolate (LG 8550). I had the 8100 at one time and my last phone was the Moto E815.

I really like the new phone. Taking a while to get used to a slider, but the screen is outstanding. I teamed it up with VZ navigator and it's been fun.

I thought I knew to quickest way to many of my destinations, but the navigator has shown me the light wink.gif

The only downfall of the 8550 is that is a scratch magnet. Sound quality is excellent, reception is not quite as good as the 815 (815 had an extendable antenna). But I like the music player, and I also have a few full length movies, and some fishing video on it as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
huntnfish

I would pass on the Moto Q. I had one and it was a pain. I had to hit the reset button at least twice a day and I had all kinds of trouble dialing out. When you dialed the number you had to wait a good 5 seconds before it would start ringing or it would just hang up and then you would have to go through the process again. I did like the email on it and the internet was handy when you were out fishing to see if there was bad weather on the way. Battery life was also bad. I could barely make it a full day on a charge. I now have a Palm 700wx which is about the same as a Q but much more reliable. I have been happy with this one so far other than the battery life. I miss having just a plain phone because of the size and battery life of the phones I have had lately.

The only way I would go with one of the smartphones would be if I was planning on doing email or a bunch of text messages. They do not make great phones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt C

Went with the LG VX8600 (verizon)- the flip phone comparable to the chocolate. I love it. Excellent coverage on all the lakes I've been to, such as Bowstring, Mille Lacs,alex area, Duluth area, and all the lakes down here in S MN. Dropped it a few times, sat on it..havn't given it a bath yet though.

I am also looking at the Q though for my next upgrade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

I have liked my I580! It has all the gps nav features, Sat. TV feature, with movies amd MP3 player. I even purchased Golden Tee and play it all the time. This standard with todays phones.

The one thing that set my I580 apart is two major thing I can think of for the sports man. First is the pull out ant. DTRO talked about, second it the little light spot next to camera lenz. This is a spot light for Video, flash light and flash for camera. This little thing has saved me a couple times all ready. The phone is all rubber and absorbes all impacts. I have seen the guys on AM chopper using it. ITS COOL!

THAFzIhTRRWS83p8ZlwXg+Ar57iREPYN0300.jpg

PHqKR-qIv9a+s68KKYGZSD0fzE8livdt0300.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

Any other phones have a flash or light on it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LwnmwnMan2

I ran the Verizon g'Zone for a month.

I beat mine around pretty good with work, sweat, dust, etc., and the Samsung I'd been running had gone kaplooey on me 3 times last year.

The g'Zone was a nice phone, but it had almost zero total 'get-it-now' features, and literally zero that I used for work, so I had to take it back in.

Now I'm running the LG Vx8300. There's a light for video and flash.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SomethingFishy*

Check out what Qwest has to offer. We have the new Sanyo-7050 Military Spec phone. This phone also has bluetooth technology. Sanyo has been #1 in customer satisfation for the past 5 or 6 years if I remember correctly. As for Qwest all of their current wireless plans are National plans with no roaming or long distance charges nationwide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

does QWEST have their own network or are they wholesaling someone elses?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

To answer my own question after a trip to the web, looks like they are reselling sprint service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SomethingFishy*

Qwest uses mainly Sprint towers, however all customer service and billing is in house. Qwest and Verizon are currently tied in customer satisfaction according to JD Power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this