Going from a Motorola monitor 5 to the G1 is like going from a flip phone to a smartphone. You can feel the quality in the pager and the rubber outside makes it so much more durable. I have went through several pagers from dropping them to shearing the clip off at my other jobs. The G1 is with me every day in dirt, wet weather, cold and it keeps on going. I used to be lucky to get two days out of other pagers before they were dead and now I have went three days of being on scan and it was only at 25% I would recommend it to every department that is looking for an amazing upgrade to pagers.