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Samsung Rugby III AT&T Wireless Black Cellular Phone - SGH-A997DAAATT

Abt Model: RUGBY3 | UPC Code: 887276003825
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Rugged Design/ Speakerphone/ Black Finish/ Price Valid With 2yr Contract/Activation Or Handset Upgrade
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Samsung Rugby III AT&T Wireless Black Cellular Phone - RUGBY3

Key Features:

  • Sturdy design for extra durability, certified to Military Standard 810G
  • aGPS functionality with turn-by-turn directions and proactive traffic alerts
  • Calling restriction features ensure the phone is used solely for the job at hand
  • One button access to contacts, large speaker and improved noise suppression

Features:

  • Sturdy design for extra durability
    When you need a strong phone for onsite work, you can depend on this extraordinarily durable phone, certified to Military Standard 810G, which can handle anything from drops and vibrations, to rain and dust.*
  • aGPS functionality
    Get to the jobsite with time to spare. AT&T delivers turn-by-turn directions and proactive traffic alerts. Other advanced aGPS features include Allsport, a GPS trainer and workout tracker, and Loopt, a location-based social network app.
  • Call restriction features
    You’re all about business. So is the Samsung Rugby III, which gives you the ability to limit phone numbers to only those on the SIM card or in the device’s contacts. You can also restrict IM, Messaging, and Address Book among other features to ensure that the device is used solely for the job at hand.
  • One button access to contacts
    Save time dialing, ringing and waiting. With just a push of a button you can connect instantly with other contacts in your network. A large external speaker and improved noise suppression keeps the lines of communication clear, so you don't waste time repeating yourself.

Specifications:

Form Factor

  • Form Factor: Flip Phone

Battery

  • Standby: Up to 20 days*
  • Talk Time: Up to 9 hours*

Network

  • SAR Value: Head 0.472 W/kg
    SAR Value: Body 0.556 W/kg

Display

  • Main Display Size: 2.4"
  • Main Display Technology: 256K
  • External Display Technology: 65K

Features

  • GPS Navigation: Yes

Camera

  • Camera Resolution: 3 MP
  • Digital Optical Zoom: 2x

Memory

  • External Memory/microSD™ Capacity: 32GB

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.11"
  • Width: 2.08"
  • Depth: 0.82"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.25 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb
More reasons to buy the AT&T Wireless SGH-A997DAAATT from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The AT&T Wireless SGH-A997DAAATT is Brand New.
  • The AT&T Wireless SGH-A997DAAATT Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
Device BrandSamsung
BrandSamsung
Camera Resolution3 Megapixels
Wi-FiNo
SmartphoneNo
QWERTY KeyboardNo
Virtual KeyboardNo
AndroidNo
Mac iOSNo
Expandable MemoryNo
BluetoothYes
4G CapableNo
  

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
3.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (18)
  • Built-in speakers (13)
  • Bright display (11)
  • Inexpensive (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (8)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good phone but misleading box contents and features

It is a very good phone that syncs very easily with my Bluetooth devices. The battery seems to last forever in standby mode (I am not a heavy phone user). A little big...Read complete review

It is a very good phone that syncs very easily with my Bluetooth devices. The battery seems to last forever in standby mode (I am not a heavy phone user). A little big and heavy for a flip phone, but given that it is water and dust proof, etc., it is understandable. My biggest complaint is that both the box and the manual says that it comes with a MicroUSB to 3.5 mm adapter - well, it does not. What appears happened is that when Samsung updated the Rugby II to Rugby III they removed the feature to plug a 3.5mm headset via the adapter, but they did not update the info on the box and manual. Why they would remove that feature is unexplainable given that the phone can take up to a 32 GB micro SD card and thus would make a terrific MP3 player during my frequent long flights. I could use the MP3 feature with a Bluetooth headset, but that does not work on an airplane. As it is now, the phone is not compatible with any Micro USB or 3.5mm headset. The prospect of listening to music via the built-in speaker is a non-starter

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rugged and tough but Big Clumsy and awkward.

This phone is tough but that's it's best feature. The side mounted buttons interfere with just carrying this the PTT button when pressed accidentally in hand or holster bumps alarms and calls off when...Read complete review

This phone is tough but that's it's best feature. The side mounted buttons interfere with just carrying this the PTT button when pressed accidentally in hand or holster bumps alarms and calls off when you try to answer the phone. The volume buttons also interfere. Once the PTT button is locked if you get a PTT call you must drop the call, go to three menus and then turn the PTT talk button on by then you could have just called. The front screen is not needed. if you need the time you must open the phone to see time on the front screen. My last Samsung phone was a Slider SGH-a777 and in my opinion it was the better phone between these two.

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5.0

Shame they don't sell this phone or phones for Senior citizens in India

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from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Built-In Speakers
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Realistic color

Cons

    Best Uses

      Shame they don't sell this phone or phones for Senior citizens in India I have nothing but respect for all their products not just quality but design and making them so user friendly but the only obstacle here is buying such a good product in India for my Folks who are over 65+ and smartphones are definitely not something they want, last 2 Smartphones I bought are used as digital photo frames So if you guys at Samsung read this post please let me know how I can buy your Samsung Rugby® III (AT&T) Flip Phone (SGH-A997DAAATT) in India hopefully in the year 2014 itself

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      2.0

      This product has little features

      By 

      from Dayton, OH, USA

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations

      Best Uses

        I was not able to down load pictures from this phone to my computer.

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        1.0

        Don't get it wet

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

          Cons

          • Did not meet expectations
          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

            Phone got wet from rain and quick working. Warranty is worthless along with phone. No more Samsung products for me.

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            5.0

            Love my phone

            By 

            from Milwaukee, WI, USA

            Pros

            • Bright display
            • Built-In Speakers
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • "settings" functions could be easier

            Best Uses

              Okay, I'm pretty tough on phones. I've put two in the drink and wore one completely out. Last models I had (not Samsung's) would pop apart and I had to put everything back together. But this Rugby is great. Never "flies" apart. Endures all kinds of torture. Hasn't been in the drink yet but is protected to 4 meters. I don't even want to be that deep by accident. Never misses a call, never drops a call. Use it for my alarm clock and I love that I carry my alarm every where I go. Easy to operate, pretty intuitive. I HIGHLY recommend this phone for the rugged guy. Also love the "rubbery" outer shell. Makes holding on to it a cinch.

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              5.0

              Excellent as all Samsung products are

              By 

              from Tx

              Pros

              • Bright display
              • Built-In Speakers
              • Durable
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Realistic color

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  My husband has this phone and has had zero problems with it. He's been using it for about two years now.

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                  5.0

                  It has GREAT water resistance!

                  By 

                  from North Central Arkansas

                  Pros

                  • Bright display
                  • Built-In Speakers
                  • Durable
                  • lives up to its specs!

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      My Rugby III fell out of my bag, and I didn't discover that until the next morning. The phone had been exposed to everything from a mist, to a torrential downpour, during the night. A friend found it, wiped it off, and sadly handed it to me. I opened it up, it was still on, with a full charge, and I made a call! I LOVE this phone!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great standard phone

                      By 

                      from Knoxville, TN, USA

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Realistic color

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          This phone is a great phone. I like the durability of the device and the features. I do not need a smart phone The call quality is excellent and the speaker phone sounds great. The camera is low quality but that is not too important to me. The battery life is very good.

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                          4.0

                          Great quality

                          By 

                          from Illinois

                          Pros

                          • Bright display
                          • Built-In Speakers
                          • Durable
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight
                          • Realistic color

                          Cons

                          • tough to get excessories

                          Best Uses

                            The only negative thing I had with this phone was trying to get a adapter wire for a extra headset. The phone came with one. You would think you could get extra accessories. Don't know what I would do if I lost the one I got.

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                            1.0

                            Won't recommend to anyone.

                            By 

                            from West, Texas

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Did not meet expectations

                            Best Uses

                              My husband thought this would be a good outdoor phone for him but it hasn't been what he needed and is difficult for him to use.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              My Phone

                              By 

                              from SC

                              Pros

                              • Bright display
                              • Built-In Speakers
                              • Durable
                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  My Samsung cell phone does everything I want it to do and more. Totally maintenance free it is ready to use when I need it most,

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                                  Samsung Rugby III AT&T Wireless Black Cellular Phone

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