How do I ask Koodo to consider the Kyocera Duraforce Pro for its line up?

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I am lookng to replace my current phone with the Kyocera Duraforce Pro which is a rugged outdoors phone. It's waterproof, crash and scratch proof and has a high contrast screen that works with gloves in the rain making it ideal for motorcycle navigation and outdoor adventure. It sells for $405. USD and Bell and Telus have carried Kyocera in the past. This phone seems too good to be overlooked. Also great phone for construction as it has very loud speakers and is push to talk.
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Goran, Mobile Master

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Not to say it can't happen or shouldn't but is there something keeping you from getting it through another channel?
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The phone is only available in the US or EU so warranty and customer service is an issue. The phone has a 2 year warranty. Ultimately I may have to go that route but I would prefer to have local service and support. I am hoping to find a channel in Telus/Koodo to encourage having this phone in the line up. Tomtom and Garmin are loosing ground to Google and Open maps.org and this is an all in one solution at a much better price. No other cell phone has the features that this one does so I  see a market opportunity that is being missed. If you check out the features I think you'll agree. Tom's hardware did a good review and I found this phone on a motorcycle adventure blog.
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/ultra-rugged-kyocera-phones-gps-smartphones-my-guide.1206076/
Any help would be appreciated.
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Telus has the Sonim XP7. It's the same kind of rugged phone as this one you are inquiring about.
https://www.telus.com/en/ns/mobility/...
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The Sonim is a dog by comparison and so is the Cat. Old android and low res cameras etc. and more expensive. The Kyocera is the best of this breed. Not perfect but better than anything else.
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Also has a Sapphire screen which seems to be totally scratch proof.
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You could suggest it as an idea, but I don't think there's much market for Koodo to sell this phone. So I would consider getting it from other channels.
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So how do I get the message to Telus/koodo that this is a worthy product to include in their line up?
You can post it in the Ideas section here and on the Telus Neighbourhood.
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Thanks
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This phone is GSM  for the AT&T network and apparently HSPA/LTE. Will that work on the Telus/Bell Network?
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Koodo uses HSPA 850 and 1900, and LTE 1700/2100, both of which it has so you're good.
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Many thanks