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    Cell Phone Case (Nextel i560)

    We just switched Nextels recently at work and went from the i530 to the i560. Anyway, although I am typically not in uniform, I am rather underwhelmed by the plastic belt clip that we are issued for it. I seemed to break them fairly often with the i530 and I have already damaged the one for the i560 after only a few weeks of use. I have been looking around and it would appear as if not all cell phone cases are created equally. Has anybody here found any cases that seem to be suited for police work? Something that isn't going to fall off right away or break if you get into a knock down drag out?

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    I have a Motorola Razer and bought one of those protective covers for 5 bucks at the mall. I dropped a 85 lb dumbbell on it a few days ago and it held up fine. I used to have a Nextel i530 as well. Holder brokeall the time. I think Nextel phones just suck in general, big money for a good for nothing phone.
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    I carry a sony w300i the best phone i ever owned! It was free and it is an mp3 player, fm raido and Walkman all in one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    I carry a sony w300i the best phone i ever owned! It was free and it is an mp3 player, fm raido and Walkman all in one!
    Thanks for the tech update, Chang! But what the fuck does this have to do with the original queston??






    In all seriousness, Jim, are you looking for a better holster, or an actual protective cover for the phone?
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    I am looking for something to carry it on my belt, preferably a black cordura or ballistic nylon. I guess the big thing is having a belt clip that goes completely over a 2-1/4 inch belt and won't slip off.

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    I just got rid of my Nextel and got one of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper_132 View Post
    I think Nextel phones just suck in general, big money for a good for nothing phone.
    Whaaat? I've had the i275 (I know, big ugly phone but I wasn't sure if I'd like Next-hell and it was on sale for $10 online) for a year now and I've thrown, dropped, scratched, etc that thing MANY times and haven't had a problem with it yet! It doesn't even fall under the "durable" category...but then again it is a Motorola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post
    I am looking for something to carry it on my belt, preferably a black cordura or ballistic nylon. I guess the big thing is having a belt clip that goes completely over a 2-1/4 inch belt and won't slip off.
    Go to Home Depot, down the electrical isle, Klein makes a couple of different sizes of nylon. They will have abig brown Klein leather patch on them, that I think you should be able to cut off. The clip is pretty stout on them as well, velcro flap.
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    I have a i560 and have never broken a belt clip. I did break a phone tho. I'd get a good leather case with built in clip.

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    that is why my phone is kept in my shirt pocket
    just never worked on the belt
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