If you want a "ruggedized" phone on Verizon, you can have any model you want, so long as you want the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE. It doesn't have a lot to recommend it aside from its tough-as-nails construction, but if Verizon's your only choice, it's better than nothing. And on that note, a $50 on-contract price tag is better than twice that at retail. Wirefly has the G'zOne Commando for $49.99, fifty bucks off the standard price.


There doesn't seem to be any other option beyond Verizon's retail stores - even Amazon isn't offering the G'zOne Commando 4G LTE yet. The $49.99 price is valid for both new and returning customers, though of course you'll have to sign a new two-year contract. The phone costs $479.99 from Verizon without the ball and chain, and a laughable $799.99 from Wirefly (that's a pretty standard secondary retailer move).

Specs are on the low end of the midrange, with a 4-inch 800x480 screen, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, and (sigh) a skinned version of Ice Cream Sandwich. But if you're seriously considering the Commando, you'll be more interested in the MIL-STD 810-G protection rating, guaranteed to work from a drop of 1.5 meters and in water up to 1.5 meters deep for half an hour. There are also a range of extended sensors and outdoorsy apps, none of which will make the case any prettier.

Source: Wirefly

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Samantha Gobert

    Looking at the thumbnail, at first I thought it was the phone with the melted battery

  • Mobile Phones Fan

    [Deal Alert] ... $50 On Contact

    'On contact'? So to get the discount, I have to find Firefly's warehouse and physically grab the darn phone? Jeez, plane fare alone will kill that deal.

    • efan

      not only did i not catch it in the title, but i didnt catch it when i read your remark and i was just even more confused.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Ha, took me a while too. Fixed.