- Size (LWH): 3.95 inches, 2.05 inches, 0.9 inches
- Weight: 4.64 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Phone Book Capacity: 500 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 420 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 216 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Samsung Rugby a837, Black (AT&T)
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- Ruggedized 3G handset in black great for outdoor workforces; withstands dust, shock vibrations, rain, humidity and more
- Loaded with optional services: Push to Talk communication, Video Share calling, AT&T Navigation, Mobile Music, Cellular Video, and Enterprise Paging
- 1.3-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music; MicroSD expansion up to 8 GB; access to email and instant messaging
- Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time
- Includes: handset, battery, charger, quick start guide, user manual
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The ruggedized Samsung Rugby is certified to Military Standard MI-SID-810F, withstanding dust, shock vibrations, rain, humidity, solar radiation and altitude and temperature extremes.
This AT&T phone can handle high-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network, which is available in most major metropolitan areas. The AT&T 3G network uses the dual-band UMTS 850/1900 MHz network (also known as WCDMA), making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services. It also gives AT&T the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. You'll also enjoy quad-band GSM connectivity, which allows you to make calls in more than 190 countries and access data applications in the more than 135 countries where AT&T offers international data roaming.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Video Share service, which enables you to send a live, one-way video stream to another compatible phone during a standard voice call. The service also allows you to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call. (Customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone.) A majority of users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries rated the ability to share live video through Video Share highly, according to research commissioned by AT&T. Video Share lets you see progress on a job site or review the day's work without having to drive from an office or other site to do so.
This 3G-enabled handset is compatible with AT&T's Video Share calling.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service and the Internet while on the go. Cellular Video features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and exclusive premium content from HBO and much more. And you get access to AT&T Mobile Music, which enables you to buy tracks while on the, access the Napster subscription music service, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal. (A MEdia Max subscription bundle is recommended for accessing AT&T's Internet, video, and music services.)
The phone has a built-in web browser for MEdia Net downloads and mobile web browsing. AT&T's MEdia Net service enables you to receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more.
Small business and enterprise customers also have the option to use AT&T's Enterprise Paging to connect quickly to its workforce from a central location. Enterprise Paging is an AT&T-hosted service that allows a centralized dispatch system administrator to build customized group distribution lists of workers in the field and to send group notifications via text messaging. Workers can respond immediately or take the appropriate action in the message.
With its built-in A-GPS, you can use the optional AT&T Navigator service to get you to your destination with points of interest and turn-by-turn navigation.
The Rugby features a rubberized and metal casing that is easy to grip.
The rugged clamshell Rugby is certified to military standard MIL-STD-810F to withstand dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and temperature extremes, and it features a rubberized and metal casing that is easy to grip. The exterior of the phone has a large speaker for easy Push to Talk (PTT) communication as well as a small LCD screen that displays current time, incoming calls, signal strength, and battery life. The interior 2-inch LCD screen has a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels and a 262K color depth. The phone has a 128 MB internal memory, which can be expanded via optional microSD memory cards (up to 8 GB in size). The phonebook can hold up to 1000 contact entries with up to 6 numbers per entry. It also offers 8 one-touch dialing numbers and support for picture and ringer ID.
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated full duplex speakerphone--perfect for conference calling from the office or on the road. This phone provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.
The 1.3-megapixel camera provides three resolution choices (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, and 320 x 320 pixels), and it features a 4x digital zoom, multi-shot capabilities (up to 9 shots in a row), brightness adjustment, and a self-timer. Additionally, you can capture videos in QCIF resolution up to 1 hour in length (as well as audio clips of that length), as long as you have space available on your memory card.
Whether on a trip to a new job site or looking for a place to eat lunch in a new area, Rugby is aGPS-capable, which means AT&T Navigator can get you there with points of interest and turn-by-turn navigation. Assisted-GPS technology allows Rugby to locate itself to get you headed in the right direction quickly.
Other features include:
- Push to Talk (PTT) enables you to pull an entire work group into a wireless call from a PTT session as well as set one's own status to available, unavailable, do not disturb and more.
- Organizer tools: Calendar, Calculator, Currency Converter, Tasks, Note, Alarm, World Time
- Instant messaging services: AOL, Windows Live, Yahoo!
- Access to personal email
- SMS text and MMS multimedia messaging
- T9 predictive text entry
- Music playback formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MP4, M4A
- Any key answer
- 64-chord polyphonic ringtones, real music ringtones, and vibrating alert
- Multi-lingual display (English, French, Spanish)
- Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)
The Samsung Rugby weighs 4.66 ounces and measures 3.95 x 2.05 x 0.9 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 850/1900 MHz 3G frequencies (UMTS/HSDPA).
Top Customer Reviews
Before this came out I had destroyed three AT&T phones, it was getting expensive. I purchased this without renewing a plan; that hurt a little bit....
I have had it for a month and it gets better reception in my house than the previous three phones. So it is a step up from the "normal" phones. I can only assume it is because of its MIL-SPEC Grade.
It has become common thought that cell phones are disposable, so I think quality has suffered. Plus if your phone dies after a year, you are stuck in the contract and are not ready for an "upgrade". You have to buy out of pocket...Poor quality phones are your problem, not the phone companies...
After a month of hard use the phone is doing well. It has suffered a drop or two of the type that killed my Razor.
It has Yellowpages and GPS directions, but I have not used them. It is nice to know that the options are there if I do need them....
I recommend this phone if you are blue collar or just do a lot of work outside.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has been a great phone that has lasted. I have since passed it down to my family. Too bad the kids have broken it.Published on June 28, 2014 by Rowena F Smith
This is supposed to be a rugged unit. The hinge broke after 2 months of normal use. No wonder, close inspection revealed hinges are made of plastic.Published on October 18, 2010 by Tom
I am in construction, I break phones all the time. I bought this phone because it was supposed to more rugged than other phones on the market. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by S. L. HUNN
This phone can really take a beating, but does it slowly start to die like almost every other phone out there? The answer is yes. Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by Shaun J. Lindow
owned and used it everyday since April 1,2010.
WATER RESISTANCE: It went UNDER the water that first night and although it took a few minutes...... Read more
I purchased two of these phones. One for me and one for my husband. I haven't had a single issue with mine. We live in the Pacific Northwest and it gets a lot of rain time. Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Kristin Mcglothen
I bought this phone because I tend to be hard on my cell phone. It did make it through my two year contract, but it is easily the most irritating phone that I've ever owned. Read morePublished on May 6, 2010 by Jeffrey Abbott Savage
I received the phone very quickly after the online order. Activation online was a breeze as well. No complains about service or software so far: reception is good (as it always... Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Dan