buy a Samsung flip phone. I must have had mine a couple of years now, and it's been dropped so many times I can't recall, sat on a million times 'cause I keep it in my back pocket a lot of the time, gets regularly attacked with compressed air (I'm a boilermaker so the magnets in the mic/speaker attract vast clumps of metallic dust), survived a couple of decent getoffs on the bike and still goes like a charm. It's outlasted a couple of my mates supposedly superior Nokia rubber cased tradies phones, and all it has to show for it is the paint worn off the outer casing. Phones and I don't really bond well. I've killed 2 supposedly dust and water resistant Siemens phones in under a year, had a shocking and traumatic experience with every Motorola phone that I have laid eyes on so I did not expect much from a sub $100 phone. My latest effort to kill it involved a bucket of water, and washing paint brushes. Had it in my top pocket, bent over and plop, WTF was that? Fished around in the bottom of the bucket for 1/2 a minute to find it, popped the battery and SIM card out, sat it on the dashboard of my car (thats the hottest place I can find at the moment without actually melting it) and left it for the day. Slipped the battery back in this morning and f#ck me dead -it's alive. A true wonder of modern science. Okay, it only makes phone calls but that's all I expect. It's a phone -after every thing's said and done. PS I must confess one small lapse of faith. I actually went and bought another phone while I was waiting for old faithful to dry out. For the princely sum of $59. Unlocked and brand spanking new with 12 months warranty. Yep, you guessed it, another Samsung flip phone. Anyone want a new phone? One careful owner. This one is really state of the art. It has a built in FM stereo radio. The wonders of technology. Never cease to astound and amaze me they do.