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Best Cheap Rugged Work Phone Ever?!

If you work in a dirty, dusty, wet, muddy, rough-and-tumble environment, then you’ve probably run into a lot of problems and frustrations with typical cell phones. What you want is a rugged cell phone that’s built specifically for people like you. Pretty, touchscreen smartphones with a million apps are fun to play around with at the office, but out in the field you need something a little beefier…something waterproof…dustproof…shockproof…weatherproof…sunproof…drop-on-the-ground-ten-times-a-day-proof.

You need a tough phone that can get the job done (glass-jawed smart phones need not apply).

There are several such cell phones on the market built for rugged work environments, but many of them will cost you an arm and a leg. And we’re not even talking smart phones here. We’re talking about dumb phones (i.e. basic flip phones, no touchscreens, etc) from brands like Casio and Sonim with price tags well over $100. Those are fine for massive corporations with deep pockets, but small contractors need something this side of the $100 line.

Enter: The Mann Zug S

This hardcore little number was made for big boys and girls with big jobs.

First of all, the Zug S is built to survive Armageddon. When the bomb drops, nothing will be left kicking on this planet except cockroaches and Zug S cell phones. This is one tough phone.

It’s built to military grade specs for durability: IP67. In testing it’s dropped onto concrete several times, submerged in water for half an hour, submitted to extreme heat and freezing temperatures. This phone is a beast.

Oh, and battery life?

How about upwards of 16 hours talk-time and up to 600 hours on standby! Two weeks between charges is not unusual for the Zug S. That’s easily 4-5 times the battery life of your average smartphone.

Additional Specs and Features…

  • Carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile and other GSM 850/900/1800/1900 network service providers
  • 2” LED display
  • Dual SIM card slots
  • 5.04 inches x 0.87 inches x 2.34 inches
  • 5.92 oz.
  • 2 MP camera with LED flash/flashlight (yes, flashlight)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 enabled
  • Plays MP3, MP4, AVI, WAV files

Ideal for construction workers, fisherman, firefighters, emergency workers, soldiers, lumberjacks and anyone who works outdoors.