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Kyocera DuraPlus, Black (Sprint)
 
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Kyocera DuraPlus, Black (Sprint)

by Kyocera See the Amazon Page for this brand
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Special Shipping Information: Due to federal and international regulations, this product can only be shipped within the 50 states.


Technical Details

  • Phone built to military standard 810G for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, blowing rain and even immersion
  • Fast 3G connectivity; access to group connectivity via PTT; GPS for navigation; embedded LED flashlight for low-light conditions
  • No camera; Bluetooth; speakerphone
  • Up to 9.5 hours of talk time; released in March, 2012
  • What's in the Box: handset, 2 GB microSD memory card, rechargeable battery, AC travel charger w/adapter, microUSB charger, quick start guide
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.2 x 1 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007HHZQ2G
  • Item model number: DuraPlus
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,746 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Built to military standard 810G for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes.


LED Flashlight with dedicated button.

Kyocera DuraPlus Overview

The Kyocera DuraPlus is the 3rd offering in the Sprint Direct Connect Kyocera Dura Series. As with the DuraMax and DuraCore, this phone can take the abuse of harsh working conditions, built to military standard 810G for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, blowing rain and even immersion. The first SDC handset in a bar form factor and external charging contacts lends itself to use in mobile car kits. The embedded LED flashlight allows you to get the job done when you find yourself in low-light conditions. The multi-pin connector allows the customer to use heavy duty remote speaker mics. This phone is the ultimate tool for people in hard working industries such as construction and transportation, but can keep anyone connected with the speed of Sprint 3G.

Essential in the Elements

  • Sprint Direct Connect – next-generation push-to-talk (PTT) powered by Sprint’s broadband CDMA network
  • Rugged design – Military Standard 810G rugged for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, and immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter (3.28 ft) of water
  • Additional connectors for a remote speaker microphone and charging bay (optional accessories not included)
  • Robust, front-ported speakerphone for excellent sound quality in noisy environments
  • LED Flashlight with dedicated button
  • Non-camera phone for jobs where cameras are prohibited

Additional Features

  • Encased in a rubber, non-slip Dura-Grip material for sure hold and extra durability
  • Ultra-efficient display produces superior brightness and contrast using less power, making it ideal in outdoor settings
  • Flat, stable bottom for freestanding operation
  • Autonomous GPS and Java MVM to support 3rd party apps
  • Limit Use – a great tool for business managers that restricts users from utilizing certain functions on the phone
  • Sprint Mobile Sync – add and edit all your contacts and groups, including TeamDC groups, online. Also allows you to transfer contacts to a new phone and erase contact information from a lost phone.
  • Bluetooth connectivity 2.0 + EDR (includes support for Bluetooth capable PTT headsets and barcode scanners)
  • Browser-based email for access to POP3 and IMAP accounts

Vital Statistics

  • Weight: 6.67 ounces (189 grams)
  • Size: 5.28 x 2.17 x 0.93 in (134.0 x 55.0 x 23.5 mm)
  • Talk Time: Up to 9.5 hours


Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter (3.28 ft) of water.

Sprint Services

Fast 3G network: A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

Sprint Direct Connect

  • Group Connect - Connect instantly with up to 20 other Direct Connect users at the same time – on the fly or online.** See connected members displayed during a Group Connect call.
    **Users currently cannot include Direct Connect users with Nextel phones in their Group Connect calls.
  • TeamDCSMand Opt-in Team DC - Nationwide group calling with up to 200 other Direct Connect users with Sprint phones.
  • Availability Notification - Enables Direct Connect users to request the "available" status of another DC user. If the caller places a PTT call and the target user is not available, the sender can choose to be notified when the target becomes available.
  • Single Number Option - Make your Direct Connect number and wireless number the same.
  • One-Touch Direct Connect - Program the DC button to call a specific contact or the most recent DC number with one press of the button.
Supported Services*
  • Sprint Direct Connect, Sprint Navigation, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Workforce Locator, NextMail
    *Additional fees may apply

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), also known as CMAS, is a part of a national alerting system called IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) that enables emergency management officials to rapidly disseminate the warnings and safety information via text alerts to wireless phones based on the phones’ geographic location. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is responsible for receiving the alerting information and forwarding the alerts to participating wireless carriers such as Sprint. Such alerts may come from the President of the United States; the National Weather Service, state or county public safety officials. This system is integrated into the same national alerting services that serve television and radio today.

Product Description

Boasting push-to-talk capabilities, the Kyocera DuraPlus, an ultra-rugged candybar phone, allows you to instantly connect with compatible devices at the push of a button. Moreover, being resistant to water, dust, and shock, this Kyocera cell phone can easily survive tough environment conditions. The powerful 1,650 mAh battery of the Kyocera DuraPlus gives you a talktime of 9.5 hours. With a sturdy, front-ported speakerphone, this ultra-rugged candybar phone ensures you get clear and loud sound, even in extremely noisy places. The built-in LED flashlight of this Kyocera cell phone helps you see better in unlit areas and also helps in the event of a power outage.

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Phone is decent, but Sprint Direct Connect SUCKS September 12, 2012
The Kyocera DuraPlus Phone is decent to mediocre at best. It's best point is that it's rugged. It can take a drop and keep working. The problem is that, in San Antonio, TX, at least, Sprint Direct Connect SUCKS. It's anything but a direct connection. When it works, the audio is often garbled. More time than not, however, it fails to connect at all. This is a great disappointment because we were told that it was as good as the NexTel the 10 DuraPlus phones were replacing. Sadly, we are stuck for another 18 or so months. My recommendation...DON'T BUY THIS PHONE OR THE SPRINT DIRECT CONNECT SERVICE!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone May 16, 2013
By Frank11
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I was looking for a phone that has good reception when making and receiving calls, durable, looked good, and didn't require a data plan and this phone turned out to be perfect. I don't understand how this phone got 3 negative reviews. I haven't use it very much since I just received it but so far the call/sound quality, display, and texting all seem to be working great!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Direct connect is JUNK 99 out of 100 time doesn't work December 10, 2012
By LOUPCI
Only thing it has going for it is the ruggedness and the phone and it volume is very loud other then that the radio is horrible. I own the DuraPlus and the DuraXT The radio barely ever works and you call tech support they tell you we know about and are working on it. Problem is nationwide and blow you off with no answers. I been hearing that for 5 months The radio is useless. Migrated over from Nextel to the new Sprint towers. Was a Nextel customer from 1998 till 2012 14 years until they started shutting down the Nextel towers in Miami with no service in many areas. The Nextel radio worked perfect for years. The new Sprint radio SUCKS! Different format. Might as well not even have it. It's useless junk. Doesn't work like a Nextel radio did. I heard they are are phasing the radios out. Only like 4 models to choose from. Only one of them is a smart phone. On the DuraXT & Plus I have the Push to talk button (PTT) for the radio it is so light to the touch in my pocket or in my hand I constantly push it. It locks the phone up into the radio mode looking to call whoever was in your display last. Then it beeps. Such a poor design. The Motorola phone you had to push them harder. Last time I talk to BOOST they have no radio phone available for sale. Unless you need a heavy duty phone don't buy it. Radio is useless. Kyocera is no Motorola!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Durable But Unreliable February 28, 2013
By Kevin
The company I work for bought these phones for us. I'm not sure if the phone is a piece of junk, Sprint service or a combination of the two but either way, I would not buy this phone or use Sprint for my personal use. The phone almost never works and the PPT is even worse. I will say though that this phone is definataly durable as advertised. There has been countless times that I have chucked this phone at a wall or other solid surface and the phone still functions with no scratches or cracks, amazing durability!
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