1. monicakm's Avatar
    Never thought I'd see the day when my 56 year old husband NEEDED a smart phone, but it's here and I'm skeptical the two will be able to co-exist He said he's fine with getting a CPO S5. Tried to order one tonight but they're out of stock. He's a carpet and wood contractor...dirty, dusty, sweaty job. He needs the best protection available for his phone and a holster (not just a clip) to carry it in. Otterbox? Ballistic? or....
    Thanks
    10-19-2014 01:29 AM
  2. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Otterbox is the way to go. My friend replaces sewage pipes and the Otterbox does extremely well in protecting his Note 3. Another buddy is a law enforcement officer and uses the Otterbox+Clip and loves it.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    10-19-2014 02:38 AM
  3. Greg C's Avatar
    Never thought I'd see the day when my 56 year old husband NEEDED a smart phone, but it's here and I'm skeptical the two will be able to co-exist He said he's fine with getting a CPO S5. Tried to order one tonight but they're out of stock. He's a carpet and wood contractor...dirty, dusty, sweaty job. He needs the best protection available for his phone and a holster (not just a clip) to carry it in. Otterbox? Ballistic? or....
    Thanks
    Otterbox DEFENDER is definitely the best case for protection. They are expensive, but offer unrivaled protection.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...cUvbUpU3975795
    10-19-2014 05:00 AM
  4. AZgl1500's Avatar
    If you can get CPO, they are just fine. I have bought 3 of them.

    Yes, I would agree with the Otter Box,

    I saw one yesterday on a friend's phone and was impressed that it includes a protective front cover that is sealed against accidental splashes.

    Also helps to protect the screen from goudges from sharp objects, like scribes, files, wire brushes, screwdrivers, etc...

    I have hardened case with a belt clip...... but, you must remove the phone from the case to use it. argh!

    It has a magnetic clip that holds a fold over cover in place..... nice and sturdy, but for your husband's job.... otterbox


    The case that I am using is Military Ballistic grade, but it does not have a protective front cover. I use it daily in my construction job with no issues. I keep the phone (in the case) in my front pocket. The case has a rubbery grip edges on it that keeps it from slipping out of your pocket unnoticed.

    In addition to that, I have tied a neckstrap around the top lip of the case, (next to the earplug jack) and throw that neckstrap around my neck.

    I have had a couple of times been glad that was on my neck, as a loose linen shirt let it fall out and over a toilet as I bent down to clean out the "residue" there. The phone just dangled from my neck in midair. (whew!)

    * Speck CandyShell Grip- Black/Slate:
    10-19-2014 04:29 PM
  5. monicakm's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. OttoerBox it is. I hope this isn't going to be the expensive mistake I think it's going to be. I did see last night where the Otterbox had a front cover. That's good!
    Any idea about how often Verizon get's CPO phones in? It's still showing out of stock.
    10-19-2014 09:15 PM
  6. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I would call tech support everyday and not rely on the website to show you
    10-19-2014 09:25 PM
  7. ronnienyc's Avatar
    Where does one go to buy these CPO phones?
    Thanks.
    10-19-2014 09:58 PM
  8. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    In the case of Verizon customers, they would go to the Verizon website.
    10-19-2014 10:10 PM
  9. monicakm's Avatar
    They offer him a new S4 for free but he's holding out for the black CPO S5. Guess tI'll get the Otterbox Defender ordered. I'll have a Zagg Screen protector put on it too. Wonder how long it will be before it has wood glue on it, thin set or feral hog blood ?

    Oh another note, today we got a text message from Verizon Saying he had gone over his 200/month text messages. This has never happened before. We had just sat down the night before to type a text and send it to all his builders And decorators saying, "due to workload, texts may not be returned till the follow morning". He had only sent 40 text messages all month, the rest were sent to him. Instead of telling me how much it was going to cost, the rep said,"HOw about if I give him an extra 100 texts per month at the same price for a year 😊
    10-20-2014 12:24 AM

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