Basic and Tradie Phones

Need a trade or workforce phone?

We have graded the phones most suitable for trade use as LIGHT, MEDIUM or HEAVY based on their durability. Within those grades, more expensive phones will generally have more features and performance than cheaper phones.

VoWiFi and VoLTE - What does this mean? These are the new HD-calling options being rolled out nationwide. Voice Over WiFi (VoWiFi or 'WiFi Calling') is a fantastic option for rural users, currently only available on 2Degrees. It means that if you live or work in premises with bad or non-existent mobile coverage, your phone will automatically receive and make high definition phone calls over your wifi network, without having to dial any special codes. Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) is Vodafone's new 4G-calling system, giving you better quality phone calls wherever the service is available.

Push-to-Talk (PTT) PTT puts RT functionality on your phone, allowing team members to communicate directly as if using a handheld radio unit. PTT uses wifi or cellular bandwidth, not UHF. You can use Google Playstore apps like Zello, or integrate with industry-level PTT solutions like Tait which allow phones to talk to mobile radios as well. Some of our phones like Inrico T320 and Uniwa F40 are designed to look and feel like a handheld radio, while most of our other phones have a customisable side button that operates the PTT system.

LIGHT: these units are glued shut (hermetically sealed), meaning they are essentially 'disposable' phones because it is generally cheaper to replace them than fix them. There are two price options - trade only or with warranty - and the warranty price reflects the servicing costs. IDEAL FOR: workers who don't need powerful or heavy duty phones











MEDIUM: These models are tougher than the glued-shut range, with the added advantage that they are repairable. That means they are expected to last longer and have more power and features than the cheaper phones. IDEAL FOR: businesses needing higher performance and serviceability.

 

Yes, we ship internationally

If you're in North America, the UK, Australia or the Pacific Islands you can purchase tax free on this site. To see the price, just choose the 'I am an International buyer' option before you add to cart. All models come with parts support and some have our screen breakage warranty. Buying from us makes sense if you need reliable service from an English-speaking helpdesk.

Our Phones

WE GET IT...MULTIPLE CHOICE CAN BE OVERWHELMING. GIVE US A CALL ON 0800 747 007 OR LEAVE A MESSAGE (BELOW RIGHT) AND WE WILL TAKE AWAY ALL THE HASSLE

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. If we don't offer a model you've seen elsewhere, it's because we don't think it's good or reliable enough. Examples of brands we've dropped include Doogee and VK. The phones above are the best options in their category, and that's the expertise we bring you. We offer an exclusive hand-picked collection of phones that perform, not five pages of shiny underpowered models that don't. 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. Other suppliers offer free shipping in "usually" two weeks; we ship by express courier in days. 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. We are the only NZ retailer with parts held locally.  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. NZ's #1 rugged phone retailer: as ranked by Amazon's global web traffic analyzer, Alexa. No other rugged phone retailer in NZ comes close. There's a very good reason for that.

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

Best decision I've made for a long time! Great technical support, help is only a phone call away, I've taken photos underwater, dropped it and it has dealt with all the abuse this hunter, kayak fishing tradie painter can throw at it....and the new Blackview looks even better. Do not hesitate to deal with the genuine agents in NZ , Outdoor Phone Store. - Ant Neill, Facebook

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What our customers are saying...

Alan B, Sept. 25 2019

I just recently bought a BV9700 Pro from you and it's fantastic. Thank you.

Bree Tee, Nov. 3 2019

Most grateful shout out to this company - they helped my daughter with a problem on her phone that has been ongoing for months & even after realising we had called the wrong company for support (bought from a similar named company originally) there was no hesitation in walking us through the steps we needed to take even though it was complicated & took 10 minutes. Incredibly patient and helpful - thank you!

Dan F, Sept. 4 2019

Thanks for the consignment of Blackview BV9500s. The phones are working like a charm...brilliant

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