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what our rugged phones do for half the price...

Our Phones

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The Outdoor Phone Store is New Zealand's biggest retailer of rugged outdoor phones. You can save hundreds off the price of comparable models from the big telco's. We don't offer the widest range because most rugged phones don't meet our tough quality control and reliability standards. The models that do, are here. Click on one of the images to see full specs, photo gallery, torture test videos and customer reviews of these rugged outdoor phones. Or pick an option from the Outdoor Phone Store dropdown menu

Our Promise

Fastest Delivery: Fastest delivery in NZ. Fastest Tech Support: The Outdoor Phone Store is the only rugged phone retailer that can service your phone quickly in NZ, not slowly in China. Best NZ Warranty: A full 12 months NZ warranty, not 12 months "manufacturer's" warranty or a cut-and-run six months or 7-day warranty. Parts: we keep parts in Auckland so you can get priority service. NZ-owned: We're a 100% Kiwi business, and GST-registered. Aftersales Support: You'll get exclusive updates on tips and tricks for using your new phones

Your Feedback

Ian. I am so impressed with your phone, I have been telling people to get on your website and buy one. - Alan J

Best phone I have ever had! Good service.
Good warranty! - Grant T

Thank you very much for your great service and for selling such fantastic phones, I love it already. - Liz P

Join the switch to NZ's best outdoor phones!

2018's Best Rugged Phones

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New Zealand's leading provider of rugged smartphones

Fully compatible with NZ and AU networks: we've done the homework to source precisely the right model variants so you don't end up with an expensive brick that doesn't work here. All models carry a 12 month NZ warranty. A must have for: Tradies, farmers, Hunters, Trampers, Search, Rescue & Emergency personnel, skiers, boaties, bushwalkers, and you

You've got to see these torture-tests:

The Outdoor Phone Store NZ from Ian Wishart on Vimeo.

2018's best slim phones

Don't need rugged? The UMI (pronounced You M I) Z2 is a beautiful mid range phone with top end features. The Xiaomi MI6 is as powerful as Samsung's $1149 Galaxy S8 (it uses the Galaxy S8 processor), and there are also affordable phones here to suit any budget that offer better value for money than you'll get from the big telco's. Most of the phones here are on a 3-5 day delivery schedule...

What our customers are saying...

I mostly see queries here that have apparently come from either ‘newish’, or prospective customers – nothing wrong with that! But having owned an AGM that I purchased from Ian at the start of May last year, I just felt compelled to comment on how stoked I am with it. Yes the product is awesome, but I really have found the back-up to be spot on too. While the phone hasn’t missed a beat, I’ve had a couple of minor network issues I didn’t fully understand and Ian personally talked me through them – very patiently and with easy, successful outcomes. Ian very obviously knows what he’s about and looks after his customers. I will have absolutely no worries about buying from him in the future, or recommending him to others. Excellent value for money!


George W

A wee story supporting the claims of these phone. About a month ago now, I was on Mt Taranaki checking Bells Falls. I climbed up to the base of the falls to get a photo to indicate the current flow rate over the falls. After taking the photo on my phone I placed the phone on a rock about 1.5 meters above the river and took my proper camera out of my back.
While I was setting this camera on the tripod, another person came up to talk to me, they knocked the phone off the rock and into the river. The phone was washed down stream along the rocky river bed for about 5 meters before coming to rest in a rock pool. I walked down stream to the pool and recovered the phone, gave it a wipe down and apart from a couple of dings on the protective face cover, no problems it is still working like a dream. Well done Blackview.

Jim from Carters

Ian …you rock , after all that you have been through and obviously with no fault from you, at all…. you really went out of your way for me ,came and meet me , face to face and made me a very happy chappy, this phone is better than in every way the Best phone I’ve ever tried your a straight up front dude alright big respect thank you

About us

It's not something we shout about, but we've been in the mobile phone business for a very long time. Investigate's smartphone division is run by Ian and Heidi Wishart; Heidi's background in telecommunications for Bellsouth Mobile and Clear, and Ian's connection to the establishment of NZ's first mobile phone network (Telecom 025) proved invaluable when the couple began operating a Vodafone affiliate in 1999. Since then we've sold a wide range of phones and tablets to clients all over NZ. Today, we specialise in providing handsets that work on ALL the networks - Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees, giving you options you can't get from the telcos' own stores. All phones come with a 12 month genuine NZ service warranty (not a 'we'll send it to China and call you in three months' warranty), and our prices include GST for tax deductibility for business use.

CONTACT:

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Our Phones

The Outdoor Phone Store is New Zealand's biggest retailer of rugged outdoor phones. You can save hundreds off the price of comparable models from the big telco's. We don't offer the widest range because most rugged phones don't meet our tough quality control and reliability standards. The models that do, are here. Click on one of the images to see full specs, photo gallery, torture test videos and customer reviews of these rugged outdoor phones. Or pick an option from the Outdoor Phone Store dropdown menu

Our Promise

Fastest Delivery: Fastest delivery in NZ. Fastest Tech Support: The Outdoor Phone Store is the only rugged phone retailer that can service your phone quickly in NZ, not slowly in China. Best NZ Warranty: A full 12 months NZ warranty, not a cut-and-run six months or 7-day "manufacturers warranty". Parts: we keep parts in Auckland so you can get priority service. NZ-owned: We're a 100% Kiwi business, and GST-registered. Aftersales Support: You'll get exclusive updates on tips and tricks for using your new phones

Your Feedback

Ian. I am so impressed with your phone, I have been telling people to get on your website and buy one. - Alan J

Best phone I have ever had! Good service.
Good warranty! - Grant T

Thank you very much for your great service and for selling such fantastic phones, I love it already. - Liz P

Join the switch to NZ's best outdoor phones!