JCB TOUGHPHONE Tradesman, only £69.99 pay as you go. Very unique phone @ Play
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JCB TOUGHPHONE Tradesman, only £69.99 pay as you go. Very unique phone @ Play

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Found 19th Dec 2010
Description: JCB TOUGHPHONE Tradesman
The JCB TOUGHPHONE is an incredibly rugged mobile phone which has been designed to work in the most challenging of environments. The TOUGHPHONE makes it one to reckon with - being shock, dust, water and drop resistant as well as operational from -20 degrees C to +60 degrees C. In addition to this, the Tradesman is also the worlds first floating phone so if you drop it by water you won't lose your phone.

Like JCB's machines the JCB TOUGHPHONE has been built to survive the most punishing of environments. Starting with the hardened rubber casing in black, the handset has been awarded an IP67 rating which makes the JCB TOUGHPHONE:
- Shock resistant
- Dust resistant
- Water resistant
- Drop resistant

So confident are JCB in the TOUGHPHONE that it comes with a 1 year, no quibble warranty. The TOUGHPHONE is not only built to last. It is also fully-featured to suit most user demands and includes Bluetooth, Push to Talk, tri-band and built-in dual speakers (so the JCB TOUGHPHONE can be heard in noisy environments).

The JCB TOUGHPHONE is built to a military standard so you can be sure the phone is designed for all purposes and won't let you down when you need it and it comes complete with top specifications such as Bluetooth, built in FM Radio and a torch.

This device is supplied network-unlocked, i.e. you can use this device with a SIM card from any UK or European GSM network (e.g. Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2, etc.). If you would like to purchase a device combined with a network tariff, visit our ‘Contract Phones’ department page (click here).

50 Comments

They should market these to teenagers.

Original Poster

breadfred

They should market these to teenagers.


haha yea true

you might want to sort your link out though.

Original Poster

richp

you might want to sort your link out though.


do you know how to? It doesnt seem to allow me to change it

Nice find I know someone who is this be ideal for. Ta!

Banned

Not washing machine proof according to the daily mail but its damn tough

nice find, thanks.

I thinki my teenage son should have this,m he's cracked the screen on 3 phones so far

Banned

Absolute bargain.

Bought the next step up by Sonim XP3 & they retail over £200.
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 19th Dec 2010

£1 extra (£70.98 total) next day delivery if buying for christmas

JCB TOUGHPHONE

Has anyone had to make use of their one-year 'no-quibble' warranty? Just wondering what that warranty excludes given the phone is marketed as 'resistant' to numerous things as opposed to fully-proofed against them?

mmbeak

Has anyone had to make use of their one-year 'no-quibble' warranty? Just … Has anyone had to make use of their one-year 'no-quibble' warranty? Just wondering what that warranty excludes given the phone is marketed as 'resistant' to numerous things as opposed to fully-proofed against them?



Not sure but my link in my previous post states it comes with 24 months warranty?
Edited by: "Bully" 19th Dec 2010

uuuhhh ugly as f@%$!

Read the article on it in the Daily Mail, one tough phone I have to say. Passed all the tests with flying colours

According to official UK site, this model has a 1-year warranty, the other models in the range appear to have a 2-year warranty.
Also note that this model will NOT work with a '3' network sim card.

Xtina fan

I thinki my teenage son should have this,m he's cracked the screen on 3 … I thinki my teenage son should have this,m he's cracked the screen on 3 phones so far

It's a plan, the only drawback is it's so ugly he'll soon "lose" it.

What’s in the box?
JCB Tradesman Handset
JCB Battery
JCB Charger
User Guide
Warranty Card

This handset is covered by a full 24 month manufacturer's warranty.

If I buy one of these I wonder if I'll become magically butch?

Naahhh. Cool phone though have some heat LOL.

mmbeak

Also note that this model will NOT work with a '3' network sim card.



Well thats a pisser, do you know why it won't work with three?

What do you call an aardvark that keeps getting beaten up?

Is this a new model as it's retailing at £74.99 on the JCB website.

jcbphone.co.uk/han…man
Edited by: "mountainmachine" 19th Dec 2010

Because it's tri band (900/1800/1900 GSM) and not 2100UMTS that's needed for 3G....

Sorry..

Munkster

Well thats a pisser, do you know why it won't work with three?



Because it's a 2G phone.

Original Poster

mountainmachine

Is this a new model as it's retailing at £74.99 on the JCB … Is this a new model as it's retailing at £74.99 on the JCB website.http://www.jcbphone.co.uk/handsets/jcb-toughphone-tradesman


yea its only being released on tuesday!

lazygamer

Because it's a 2G phone.

And 3 only have a 3G network. (Vital piece of the puzzle that.)

So it's not 'slightly unique' then?!

Nice idea though - like the Land Rover one I guess.

alasrati

And 3 only have a 3G network. (Vital piece of the puzzle that.)



That's a lie, they roll onto Orange when they run out of their own signal... but it still won't work, the phone will not accept a USIM (3G SIM) as well as not operating on the correct frequency as I pointed out..

I was walking down the street last week, and got caught up in a in a big long slow queue . When I looked ahead to see what the problem was, it was some guy with a JCB phone

Voted cold for that .... and for the fact that this is what these phones are being sold for in general

Bully

What’s in the box?JCB Tradesman HandsetJCB BatteryJCB ChargerUser G … What’s in the box?JCB Tradesman HandsetJCB BatteryJCB ChargerUser GuideWarranty CardThis handset is covered by a full 24 month manufacturer's warranty.



I'd personally prefer to go with what JCB themselves say on their official site regarding this phone:

World's First Floating Phone | Waterproof | Dustproof | Certified to IP67 | Military Specification | Bluetooth™ | FM Radio | Colour Screen | Torch | Tri-band | 1 year warranty | GSM compatible (excludes '3' in the UK)

jcbphone.co.uk/han…man

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mountainmachine

Is this a new model as it's retailing at £74.99 on the JCB … Is this a new model as it's retailing at £74.99 on the JCB website.[url=%0Ahttp://www.jcbphone.co.uk/handsets/jcb-toughphone-tradesman]http://www.jcbphone.co.uk/handsets/jcb-toughphone-tradesman[/url]



I didn't know JCB were based in Slough

Munkster

Well thats a pisser, do you know why it won't work with three?



3 works on a cdma network and these are not cdma compatible

Munkster

Well thats a pisser, do you know why it won't work with three?



3 works on a cdma network and these are not cdma compatible

fatreg

That's a lie, they roll onto Orange when they run out of their own … That's a lie, they roll onto Orange when they run out of their own signal... but it still won't work, the phone will not accept a USIM (3G SIM) as well as not operating on the correct frequency as I pointed out..

Technically 3 don't have a GSM network, they are using someone else's so that wasn't strictly a lie. And the frequency thing is meaningless if you think 3 having roaming on Orange's GSM network is pertinent. So you can't have your cake and eat it. Either we're both right, or neither of us are: we stand or fall together!

Also, what would happen if you tried to use a 3 phone that had never been switched on before in an area that only has Orange coverage? Would it work, or does the phone need to be handed over from a 3 area first? I know someone I can ask but not at this time!

EDIT: The man, he say, it would work!
Edited by: "alasrati" 22nd Dec 2010

fatreg

That's a lie, they roll onto Orange when they run out of their own … That's a lie, they roll onto Orange when they run out of their own signal... but it still won't work, the phone will not accept a USIM (3G SIM) as well as not operating on the correct frequency as I pointed out..



Not any more, only 3 signal now

They kept that VERY quiet...

Didn't see any press releases from either 3 or Orange... hmmm

u0421793

What do you call an aardvark that keeps getting beaten up?

A vark?

Used to work in a phone shop and we sold the original JCB phone, it was tough and ugly like this which done the job BUT the user interface was horrible. Truly god awful. If you want this, I urge you to go have a shot on it first to see if you deem it usable!

unlockgod

[quote=Munkster]3 works on a cdma network and these are not cdma … [quote=Munkster]3 works on a cdma network and these are not cdma compatible



3 uses UMTS, it's 3's insistence on their SIMs being used in 3G devices.

sparky1983

Read the article on it in the Daily Mail, one tough phone I have to say. … Read the article on it in the Daily Mail, one tough phone I have to say. Passed all the tests with flying colours



except the test where they put it in a washing machine on hot wash and the phone died.

dailymail.co.uk/sci…tml

Damn, wouldn't mind ordering this for my old man. My brother wants one, but he insists on staying with that crappy network "3".
They say they are not in stock until 21st December, tomorrow. Has it been like this since the beginning of this deal, or deid they sell out? I need one for friday or before.
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