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  1. #1
    John Salerno
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    Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    talk time, or even close to it?



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  2. #2
    Notan
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    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    John Salerno wrote:
    >
    > Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    > has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    > continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    > smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    > talk time, or even close to it?


    The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.

    Notan



  3. #3
    John Salerno
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    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    Notan wrote:
    > John Salerno wrote:
    >> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    >> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    >> continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    >> smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    >> talk time, or even close to it?

    >
    > The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    > same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.


    So does that mean if you make separate, shorter calls, they probably
    won't add up to the same amount of time that it says for continuous talk
    time?



  4. #4
    Notan
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    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    John Salerno wrote:
    >
    > Notan wrote:
    > > John Salerno wrote:
    > >> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    > >> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    > >> continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    > >> smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    > >> talk time, or even close to it?

    > >
    > > The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    > > same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.

    >
    > So does that mean if you make separate, shorter calls, they probably
    > won't add up to the same amount of time that it says for continuous talk
    > time?


    Exactly!

    Notan



  5. #5
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    Notan wrote:
    > John Salerno wrote:
    >> Notan wrote:
    >>> John Salerno wrote:
    >>>> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    >>>> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    >>>> continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    >>>> smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    >>>> talk time, or even close to it?
    >>> The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    >>> same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.

    >> So does that mean if you make separate, shorter calls, they probably
    >> won't add up to the same amount of time that it says for continuous talk
    >> time?

    >
    > Exactly!
    >
    > Notan


    But I don't imagine it would be *that* much of a difference, right? Or
    could it really be an hour or more less?



  6. #6
    AZ Nomad
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    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    On Fri, 19 May 2006 21:56:32 -0400, John Salerno <johnjsal@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote:


    >Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    >has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of


    which word don't you understand?



  7. #7
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    On Fri, 19 May 2006 23:09:48 -0400, John Salerno <johnjsal@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote:


    >Notan wrote:
    >> John Salerno wrote:
    >>> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    >>> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    >>> continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    >>> smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    >>> talk time, or even close to it?

    >>
    >> The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    >> same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.


    >So does that mean if you make separate, shorter calls, they probably
    >won't add up to the same amount of time that it says for continuous talk
    >time?


    Actually, they'll probably add up to more than the single calls.



  8. #8
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    AZ Nomad wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 19 May 2006 23:09:48 -0400, John Salerno <johnjsal@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Notan wrote:
    > >> John Salerno wrote:
    > >>> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    > >>> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    > >>> continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    > >>> smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    > >>> talk time, or even close to it?
    > >>
    > >> The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    > >> same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.

    >
    > >So does that mean if you make separate, shorter calls, they probably
    > >won't add up to the same amount of time that it says for continuous talk
    > >time?

    >
    > Actually, they'll probably add up to more than the single calls.


    I tend to disagree.

    Also consider that battery time is being used up *between* calls.

    Notan



  9. #9
    DecaturTxCowboy
    Guest

    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    Notan wrote:
    > AZ Nomad wrote:
    >> On Fri, 19 May 2006 23:09:48 -0400, John Salerno <johnjsal@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Notan wrote:
    >>>> John Salerno wrote:
    >>>>> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    >>>>> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of
    >>>>> continuous talk time, does this mean you can break up the 3.5 hours into
    >>>>> smaller calls, or once this happens you will no longer get the maximum
    >>>>> talk time, or even close to it?
    >>>> The power requirements for obtaining a signal are greater than maintaining the
    >>>> same signal. "Continuous talk time" is really the best that'll ever happen.
    >>> So does that mean if you make separate, shorter calls, they probably
    >>> won't add up to the same amount of time that it says for continuous talk
    >>> time?

    >> Actually, they'll probably add up to more than the single calls.

    >
    > I tend to disagree.
    >
    > Also consider that battery time is being used up *between* calls.



    My experience is that you can tweak out a little more call time by
    shutting the phone off between calls. A few times, I forgot to bring my
    car charger with me and after using the phone to the point it shut off
    by itself, I could let it sit off for ten minutes, then turn it back on
    and talk a few more minutes. Not unusual for a rechargeable battery to
    recover like that.

    Granted, placing several calls will use more cumulative power than a
    single call because the backlight comes on while you dial, though I
    can't see "setting up the call" (negotiating with the tower) to take
    that much more significant power.

    Bottom line, just keep a charger close by if you sue the phone that much.



  10. #10
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: what does "continuous" talk time mean?

    AZ Nomad wrote:
    > On Fri, 19 May 2006 21:56:32 -0400, John Salerno <johnjsal@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Just curious, does "continuous talk time" necessarily mean that the call
    >> has to last that long all at once? Example: if a phone has 3.5 hours of

    >
    > which word don't you understand?


    I guess I just don't understand why cell phone companies would measure a
    call in terms of how long you can talk all at once. Maybe it's just me,
    but regular cell phone use for me doesn't involve talking for 3.5 hours
    straight. I'd rather the battery be described in a way that is more
    relevant for me.



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