You can get waterproof crush proof boxes for almost any phone for a few quid. Isn't that better than shelling out for another phone?
My phone is insured too, and automatically backs up when in range of my home PC. Losing or breaking your phone can be avoided quite easily, and even if completely lost, you can always load the back-up onto the replacement phone
I'd sooner go down the route of losing comms, and showing that the kit doesn't work. Not because I'm particularly dedicated to improvement in MOD procurement but because last time I experienced lost comms on exercise we set up a hasty harbour and got our fat heads down for 24 hours before tabbing back into camp for an early end ex.
my mates got one of those JCB phones and its the loudest phone i have ever heard ring,its sounds like an artic-truck reversing its that loud.Further to the BOWMAN statement,BOWMAN=B etter O ff W ith M ap A nd N okia
I agree - its probably more likely to be dropped and lost than break, and if you can secure your cheap un-tough phone from the elements then chances are its not going to go walkies unless you drop it - but I couldn't resist indulging in a bit of kit porn