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  1. #1
    J. Peterman
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    What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP or GPRS
    stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle with my
    phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of my
    system).






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  2. #2
    Dan Altemyr
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    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!


    "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP or

    GPRS
    > stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle with my
    > phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of my
    > system).


    My only thought is, that there are many other phones out there on the market
    that don't support WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, IR, etc, and without the built-in
    camera, but with better battery capacity, and they are probably a lot
    cheaper than the T610. Why buy something that you are not going to use? Do
    you buy a car and only use the 1st gear too?
    According to SE, the standby time is up to 300 hours, whether this is
    correct or not probably depends on the way the phone is being used. The IR,
    Bluetooth, display light, etc all consume a lot of the battery charge, as
    well as using the phone in an area with poor RF reception.

    --
    /Dan
    ________________________________________________
    email: d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m





  3. #3
    Dental Stud\(ent\)
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    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    I get about 5 days on my T616 without using too much GPRS or camera, and
    play a fair amount of games on it. That is unless I take it into my
    basement and leave it there b/c I live in a crap signal area and it's always
    switching between different carriers weak signals--then I get about 4 days.


    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP or

    > GPRS
    > > stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle with my
    > > phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of my
    > > system).

    >
    > My only thought is, that there are many other phones out there on the

    market
    > that don't support WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, IR, etc, and without the built-in
    > camera, but with better battery capacity, and they are probably a lot
    > cheaper than the T610. Why buy something that you are not going to use? Do
    > you buy a car and only use the 1st gear too?
    > According to SE, the standby time is up to 300 hours, whether this is
    > correct or not probably depends on the way the phone is being used. The

    IR,
    > Bluetooth, display light, etc all consume a lot of the battery charge, as
    > well as using the phone in an area with poor RF reception.
    >
    > --
    > /Dan
    > ________________________________________________
    > email: d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    >
    >






  4. #4
    J. Peterman
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    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    Well, I will be using bluetooth and of course I'll take pictures, but it's
    not something I call a priority so didn't want to mention that I will be
    using it in case people, such as yourself , get the wrong impression.

    I meant that my "average" daily usage would be a few voice calls, few sms,
    and turning the backlight on numerous times during the day (out of habit). I
    know that if I use the other things that my battery time will decrease
    (duh!). I guess I was just trying to get a comparison that is "standardised"
    against my regular usage with my other phones. ie, under same usage
    circumstances, I get about 2 and a half days with my Nokia 7650 and about
    14hours with my Motorola A830.

    Please don't spoil my fun! I really like the T610 and am looking forward to
    (hopefully) getting one tomorrow.


    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP or

    > GPRS
    > > stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle with my
    > > phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of my
    > > system).

    >
    > My only thought is, that there are many other phones out there on the

    market
    > that don't support WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, IR, etc, and without the built-in
    > camera, but with better battery capacity, and they are probably a lot
    > cheaper than the T610. Why buy something that you are not going to use? Do
    > you buy a car and only use the 1st gear too?
    > According to SE, the standby time is up to 300 hours, whether this is
    > correct or not probably depends on the way the phone is being used. The

    IR,
    > Bluetooth, display light, etc all consume a lot of the battery charge, as
    > well as using the phone in an area with poor RF reception.
    >
    > --
    > /Dan
    > ________________________________________________
    > email: d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    >
    >






  5. #5
    J. Peterman
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    That's great! Oh to have a phone that will last more than a few days....(see
    my other post where I mention my current battery times!)

    And I'll going with the biggest network provider in Australia (Tel$tra), so
    hopefully the phone won't have to do a lot of network searching.

    "Dental Stud(ent)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I get about 5 days on my T616 without using too much GPRS or camera, and
    > play a fair amount of games on it. That is unless I take it into my
    > basement and leave it there b/c I live in a crap signal area and it's

    always
    > switching between different carriers weak signals--then I get about 4

    days.
    >
    >
    > "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP or

    > > GPRS
    > > > stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle with

    my
    > > > phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of my
    > > > system).

    > >
    > > My only thought is, that there are many other phones out there on the

    > market
    > > that don't support WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, IR, etc, and without the

    built-in
    > > camera, but with better battery capacity, and they are probably a lot
    > > cheaper than the T610. Why buy something that you are not going to use?

    Do
    > > you buy a car and only use the 1st gear too?
    > > According to SE, the standby time is up to 300 hours, whether this is
    > > correct or not probably depends on the way the phone is being used. The

    > IR,
    > > Bluetooth, display light, etc all consume a lot of the battery charge,

    as
    > > well as using the phone in an area with poor RF reception.
    > >
    > > --
    > > /Dan
    > > ________________________________________________
    > > email: d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  6. #6
    Tiny Tim
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    J. Peterman wrote:
    > Well, I will be using bluetooth and of course I'll take pictures, but
    > it's not something I call a priority so didn't want to mention that I
    > will be using it in case people, such as yourself , get the wrong
    > impression.
    >
    > I meant that my "average" daily usage would be a few voice calls, few
    > sms, and turning the backlight on numerous times during the day (out
    > of habit). I know that if I use the other things that my battery time
    > will decrease (duh!). I guess I was just trying to get a comparison
    > that is "standardised" against my regular usage with my other phones.
    > ie, under same usage circumstances, I get about 2 and a half days
    > with my Nokia 7650 and about 14hours with my Motorola A830.
    >
    > Please don't spoil my fun! I really like the T610 and am looking
    > forward to (hopefully) getting one tomorrow.
    >


    Well if it's anything like the T68i, which I understand it replaces, you
    should comfortably see about a week between charges if you're not too heavy
    with it. My T68i is still on its original battery and I only need to charge
    it once a week, even though it is turned on 24*7. I charge mine every Friday
    morning/lunchtime. As of now (16:00 Wednesday) it's showing 99 hours of
    standby and 2:22 talk time remaining.





  7. #7
    J. Peterman
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    Actually, that's a really cool function I haven't seen on other phones. Is
    the reading accurate?

    "Tiny Tim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > J. Peterman wrote:
    > > Well, I will be using bluetooth and of course I'll take pictures, but
    > > it's not something I call a priority so didn't want to mention that I
    > > will be using it in case people, such as yourself , get the wrong
    > > impression.
    > >
    > > I meant that my "average" daily usage would be a few voice calls, few
    > > sms, and turning the backlight on numerous times during the day (out
    > > of habit). I know that if I use the other things that my battery time
    > > will decrease (duh!). I guess I was just trying to get a comparison
    > > that is "standardised" against my regular usage with my other phones.
    > > ie, under same usage circumstances, I get about 2 and a half days
    > > with my Nokia 7650 and about 14hours with my Motorola A830.
    > >
    > > Please don't spoil my fun! I really like the T610 and am looking
    > > forward to (hopefully) getting one tomorrow.
    > >

    >
    > Well if it's anything like the T68i, which I understand it replaces, you
    > should comfortably see about a week between charges if you're not too

    heavy
    > with it. My T68i is still on its original battery and I only need to

    charge
    > it once a week, even though it is turned on 24*7. I charge mine every

    Friday
    > morning/lunchtime. As of now (16:00 Wednesday) it's showing 99 hours of
    > standby and 2:22 talk time remaining.
    >
    >






  8. #8
    Oliver Bobon
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!


    "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:[email protected]
    > Actually, that's a really cool function I haven't seen on other phones. Is
    > the reading accurate?
    >

    no, it was't on my t68. after a full charge it showed something close 300h.
    24 hours later it was down to 200. after 4 days it was empty. (with
    bluetooth enabled).

    this function does nomore exist on t610





  9. #9
    Tiny Tim
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    Oliver Bobon wrote:
    > "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Actually, that's a really cool function I haven't seen on other
    >> phones. Is the reading accurate?
    >>

    > no, it was't on my t68. after a full charge it showed something close
    > 300h. 24 hours later it was down to 200. after 4 days it was empty.
    > (with bluetooth enabled).
    >
    > this function does nomore exist on t610


    Accuracy is not too bad. When fully charged the phone says it has about 250
    hours standby remaining ~ approx 10 days. At this point max talk time is
    about 10 hours. So by a rough calculation you could argue that each hour of
    talking reduces standby by one day. Obviously using other functions such as
    Bluetooth, IR or excessive backlighting, for games, for example, will reduce
    this further.

    Also, if you have poor signal strength then this will hit standby and talk
    time, as will the type of network (PCN vs. GSM (or GSM900 vs. GSM1800)).

    The phone recalculates time remaining constantly, according to the current
    drain at any particular time. This is like a "remaining miles" calculation
    in a car - drive fast have fewer miles in the tank; slow down and your range
    increases. So with the phone, if you go into a weak signal area the phone
    will soon conclude that it has less standby time remaining. Move back into a
    strong signal and the standby will increase again. Turn Bluetooth on and the
    standby reduces. Turn it off and up it goes.

    As a gauge of charge remaining this beats the pants off the usual 3-4 bars
    that really have no meaning at all on other phones. e.g. if your phone is
    showing 1 bar of battery does that mean it is 25% full, or 1% full or
    anything in between or even above? Who knows? The predictive feature of the
    T68 is very good indeed.

    It does not take a rocket scientist to conclude that if you use the phone a
    lot then you will not get the 250 or 300 hours anticipated by the phone when
    it was fully charged.

    The only niggle that I have found with accuracy is that when you're down to
    perhaps 150 hours or less remaining, if you turn the phone off and back on
    you will possibly find that you now have less hours remaining. e.g. today my
    phone was showing 124 hours remaining. I turned it off/on and the hours
    remaining was only 99. This really doesn't bother me as the phone has been
    on for a full five days and it now turns out I've only got four days left,
    not five. Big deal! I'm gonna charge it in two days anyway.

    By the way, I've had my phone and the original battery since March last
    year, so that's 17 months. I think predictive accuracy was more accurate
    when new but again, with an easy week between charges who cares;-)






  10. #10
    Dental Stud\(ent\)
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    I'm a yank living in a rural area (moving to Boston in a few days)--so
    network coverage is spotty around my house with all carriers, even the old
    analog system has troubles sometimes.
    If I go about 1/2 km north or south I get a great signal! Oh well.. good
    luck!


    "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > That's great! Oh to have a phone that will last more than a few

    days....(see
    > my other post where I mention my current battery times!)
    >
    > And I'll going with the biggest network provider in Australia (Tel$tra),

    so
    > hopefully the phone won't have to do a lot of network searching.
    >
    > "Dental Stud(ent)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I get about 5 days on my T616 without using too much GPRS or camera, and
    > > play a fair amount of games on it. That is unless I take it into my
    > > basement and leave it there b/c I live in a crap signal area and it's

    > always
    > > switching between different carriers weak signals--then I get about 4

    > days.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > >
    > > > "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP

    or
    > > > GPRS
    > > > > stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle

    with
    > my
    > > > > phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of

    my
    > > > > system).
    > > >
    > > > My only thought is, that there are many other phones out there on the

    > > market
    > > > that don't support WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, IR, etc, and without the

    > built-in
    > > > camera, but with better battery capacity, and they are probably a lot
    > > > cheaper than the T610. Why buy something that you are not going to

    use?
    > Do
    > > > you buy a car and only use the 1st gear too?
    > > > According to SE, the standby time is up to 300 hours, whether this is
    > > > correct or not probably depends on the way the phone is being used.

    The
    > > IR,
    > > > Bluetooth, display light, etc all consume a lot of the battery charge,

    > as
    > > > well as using the phone in an area with poor RF reception.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > /Dan
    > > > ________________________________________________
    > > > email: d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  11. #11
    Whytoi
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    In article <[email protected]>, J. Peterman
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > That's great! Oh to have a phone that will last more than a few days....(see
    > my other post where I mention my current battery times!)
    >
    > And I'll going with the biggest network provider in Australia (Tel$tra), so
    > hopefully the phone won't have to do a lot of network searching.


    Being the largest provider does not necessarily mean it'll give you the
    best signal strength around your neighbourhood!

    Unless you are out of town, all 3 majors provide pretty much similar
    coverage.



  12. #12
    J. Peterman
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    It's over guys! Thanks for the help!
    I just picked up my phone!!!!

    "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What's the battery life like on this phone? I wont be using any WAP or

    GPRS
    > stuff. Just calls, sms, and maybe turning the light on to fiddle with my
    > phone a bit. Pics arent a big thing for me (I've gotten that out of my
    > system).
    >
    >
    >






  13. #13
    Dan Altemyr
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!


    "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Please don't spoil my fun! I really like the T610 and am looking forward

    to
    > (hopefully) getting one tomorrow.
    >
    >

    Of course not! The T610 seems to be a great phone, and it seems like
    everyone has one nowadays, (except me, I think I will have to keep my T39 a
    little while longer), so go for it!

    There has, however, been some critical voices raised about the T610. The
    first sets released suffered from a hissing noise in the speaker, and many
    people have complained about poor reception compared to other phones (like
    the T39, for example), and someone complained about that there is not any
    decent ring signal available, all of them are of that fancy polyphonic type.

    /Dan





  14. #14
    Dan Altemyr
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!


    <--discussion about the battery meter in the T68 cut out-->

    "J. Peterman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Actually, that's a really cool function I haven't seen on other phones. Is
    > the reading accurate?
    >


    The battery meter is available on the T39 also, but it seems to have
    disappeared on newer models, and I don't think it is there on the T610
    either, probably because of the accuracy problems. I think, however, that
    the meter is as accurate as an extrapolation can be. What it does is, to
    measure the current power consumption and calculate the remaining standby
    time given the current battery voltage and maybe some extra information
    about the battery. The problem is, that the power consumption is not
    constant, it varies depending on the signal strength and whether various
    extra functions in the phone are turned on or not.
    Also, bear in mind that if the meter says 100 hours standby, 3 hours talk
    time, you will not have both. If the phone rings after 100 hours, you cannot
    speak for very long in it, and if you talk in the phone for an hour, there
    will not be much standby time left.


    --
    /Danne
    ________________________________________________
    email: d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m





  15. #15
    Chewie
    Guest

    Re: URGENT: last minute question about t610 before I get one!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Why buy something that you are not going to use? Do
    > you buy a car and only use the 1st gear too?


    Can you find a car with only first gear?
    --
    Chewie.
    http://football.guardian.co.uk/comme...843348,00.html



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