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  1. #1
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    Galaxy or Motorola

    I would like some opinions on choosing a phone local verizon rep. says Galaxy 5 or motorola turbo get the best reception in my area. Cell towers are far and few beween so thanks in advance.

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    Samsung or if you want a real phone iPhone 5s is my fave.

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    We struggle with the same thing up here. Cell towers are few and far between and service is spotty at best. We still have mostly Mil Spec flip phones in our system. A few of the guys have gone to the iPhone in the last month since the Mil Spec phones are hard to get now.

    There is a definite reception drop with the iPhone but not as bad as we thought. We are on US Cellular up here. My youngest son has a Motorolo Moto X that works pretty good for a smart phone.

    Good Luck.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Galaxy 5 is water proof. A good thing in our trade

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    It is waterproof as long as you close the charging cover :-)


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    Motorolas are know for being the best with antennas

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    Regardless of what phone you go with, get a good case. These new smartphones, though they have improved, are no where near as durable as the old flip phones. I have the galaxy s5 and overall it is a good phone, water resistant, not water proof. I have had no issue other than when I dropped it 3 stories while working in the attic of a new house. Almost 40' down. I've dropped it 15' and under many times climbing ladders, on pavement, concrete, gravel. But the 40' was a bit much. I have a recon black ops elite case by elementcase.com.

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    The turbo is water resistant with gorilla glass and I think they give you a onetime screen replacement if you manage to bust it

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Motorolas are know for being the best with antennas
    Iceman says buy an Apple IPhone 6s!

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    i can see how you would misinterpret that cool lol

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    I know how you really feel!

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    I would definitely recommend a galaxy s6 with the everything proof feature. Iphones are more of a toddlers plaything than a phone. Galaxy's offer many options and are made durable, unlike iphone which will break on the first drop.

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