Simply Rugged: The New Dura XTP Now Available on Sprint Nationwide

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We are pleased to introduce the Kyocera DuraXTP, the newest feature phone from our rugged Dura Series, which is now available to Sprint customers nationwide. The Dura Series of rugged mobile devices began in 2012 to offer out-of-the-box support for the Sprint® Direct Connect® Push to Talk service. The newest in the series, the DuraXTP, is an ultra-durable, waterproof feature phone that delivers simplicity, toughness and functionality in a convenient flip-phone design. The new DuraXTP is an ideal communication device for field, floor or satellite workers operating on the toughest jobsites and in the harshest conditions. When both agility and instant communications are of vital importance, it continues to raise the bar for rugged mobile devices.

Designed to support Sprint Direct Connect Push to Talk service, DuraXTP allows users to instantly communicate with one or many using a large dedicated side key, while the proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver technology and extra-loud front speakers facilitate crisp and clear audio, even in the loudest environments. With a tactile keypad, large buttons and top keys, the DuraXTP simplifies quick access to the speakerphone and to end calls, and operates seamlessly with gloved hands. And with support for mobile Web, voice commands and GPS location-based services, the DuraXTP allows users to stay connected while working on-the-go.

Compact in size and lightweight in stature, the DuraXTP is highly portable and nimble. The DuraXTP features a non-slip Dura-Grip® casing that instills confidence in its grip and meets the most stringent ruggedized standards, including Military Standard 810G certification for shock, vibration and temperature extremes; and IP68 dustproof and waterproof certification for up to 30 minutes in up to six feet of water. The DuraXTP is also OSHA-certified for use in hazardous environments where flammable gases, vapors or mists are not normally present in an explosive concentration but may materialize (Hazardous Locations: Non-incendive, Class I, Division 2), making it well-suited for industries such as oil exploration and production, utilities, chemical production, airport refueling and pharmaceuticals.

Rugged is in our DNA at Kyocera, and the DuraXTP delivers for workers who demand instant communications in rigorous jobsites and environmental conditions. It is also a great, cost-effective alternative to a rugged smartphone if data isn’t the primary concern. Well-qualified Sprint customers can now get the Kyocera DuraXTP for 24 monthly payments of just $9 with $0 down at Sprint stores, 1-800-SPRINT1 or Sprint.com.

John is director of corporate communications at Kyocera. He has worked on the Kyocera team shaping its communications strategy over the past 15 years – 13 of those years in-house and two with a Kyocera agency partner. John has always had a passion for writing and began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Whittier Daily News, part of a multi-paper syndicate in Los Angeles. When not working, he and his wife can usually be found coaching, shuttling, refereeing or cheering for his three sons and their numerous plays, concerts and sports teams.