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  1. #1
    Bruce Richards
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    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Bruce Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > My wife and I have had these Sanyo 8100 phones since November. After the
    > > recent firmware update battery life has been about half. Is there a way

    > to
    > > get the old firmware put back on?

    >
    > They might keep older versions on the computer at your local store. Not
    > sure. Best thing to do is to drop by and ask one of the technicians. While
    > you are there, have your phone tested out, by the technician.


    So I guess another trip back to the Sprint store is in order.


    >
    > > And why would a firmware upgrade cause battery life to decrease?

    >
    > It shouldn't.


    Didn't think so.


    >
    > >
    > > We used to get 4-5 days of battery life using the phones about 10-20

    > minutes
    > > a day. Now we're lucky to get 2 days. The phones are powered on all the
    > > time.
    > >
    > > Bruce Richards
    > >

    > Bruce, how old are your 8100's? I ask as the li-ion batteries start

    crapping
    > out between 2-4 years, depending on the amount of full charges put on

    them.
    >


    These phones were bought November 18, 2003 so they aren't a year old yet.

    Bruce





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  2. #2
    Bruce Richards
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    These phones are only 7 1/2 months old. But they do search a lot since the
    last PRL upgrade.

    Bruce

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My wife and I just got rid of our 18 month old 8100's cause the
    > batteries started going bad.
    >
    > Other than if your phone is "searching for service", the firmware will
    > not affect battery life.
    >
    >
    > On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 12:05:19 GMT, "Bruce Richards"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >My wife and I have had these Sanyo 8100 phones since November. After the
    > >recent firmware update battery life has been about half. Is there a way

    to
    > >get the old firmware put back on? And why would a firmware upgrade cause
    > >battery life to decrease?
    > >
    > >We used to get 4-5 days of battery life using the phones about 10-20

    minutes
    > >a day. Now we're lucky to get 2 days. The phones are powered on all the
    > >time.
    > >
    > >Bruce Richards
    > >

    >






  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    "Bruce Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <snipped>

    > These phones were bought November 18, 2003 so they aren't a year old yet.
    >
    > Bruce



    Well, good news then, as they are both under warranty. Have both hand sets
    tested out. It if is determined to be a bad batch of batteries, SPCS should
    be able to replace them, if they are in stock ...

    Bob





  4. #4
    Peterbilt
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    I didn't know the 8100 was two years old.

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Bruce Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > My wife and I have had these Sanyo 8100 phones since November. After the
    > > recent firmware update battery life has been about half. Is there a way

    > to
    > > get the old firmware put back on?

    >
    > They might keep older versions on the computer at your local store. Not
    > sure. Best thing to do is to drop by and ask one of the technicians. While
    > you are there, have your phone tested out, by the technician.
    >
    > > And why would a firmware upgrade cause battery life to decrease?

    >
    > It shouldn't.
    >
    > >
    > > We used to get 4-5 days of battery life using the phones about 10-20

    > minutes
    > > a day. Now we're lucky to get 2 days. The phones are powered on all the
    > > time.
    > >
    > > Bruce Richards
    > >

    > Bruce, how old are your 8100's? I ask as the li-ion batteries start

    crapping
    > out between 2-4 years, depending on the amount of full charges put on

    them.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >






  5. #5
    .com
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    > Other than if your phone is "searching for service",
    > the firmware will not affect battery life.


    BINGO - a firmware update likely will reset the default "Network" setting to
    "Automatic". Change it to "SprintPCS Only" (assuming you don't roam), and
    battery life improves!!!



  6. #6
    JRW
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    Bruce Richards wrote:
    > My wife and I have had these Sanyo 8100 phones since November. After the
    > recent firmware update battery life has been about half. Is there a way to
    > get the old firmware put back on? And why would a firmware upgrade cause
    > battery life to decrease?


    If I had a firmware update, it would have been AFTER I started having
    short battery life. When I got the 8100 last February, I could go at
    least two days before having to recharge it. About two months later, I
    noticed it was almost dead by the end of the day...now its dead by noon.

    Took it to Sprint for testing, all they did was offer me a free extended
    life battery.

    I said I wanted to stay with the original battery size, but it still is
    dead by noon, so that rules out a bad battery. Now all of this is when
    I'm in Sprint network coverage and have Sprint only set in my roaming
    options.




  7. #7
    Bruce Richards
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    > > These phones were bought November 18, 2003 so they aren't a year old
    yet.
    > >

    >
    > Well, good news then, as they are both under warranty. Have both hand sets
    > tested out. It if is determined to be a bad batch of batteries, SPCS

    should
    > be able to replace them, if they are in stock ...
    >


    Took them back to the Sprint store and they reapplied the PRL update and
    firmware updates and tested the phones and batteries and claim there is
    nothing wrong with them. So now we will wait and see if they last any
    longer.

    Bruce





  8. #8
    RÝbert M.
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    In article <pPwGc.2148$m%[email protected]>,
    "Bruce Richards" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > > These phones were bought November 18, 2003 so they aren't a year old

    > yet.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Well, good news then, as they are both under warranty. Have both hand sets
    > > tested out. It if is determined to be a bad batch of batteries, SPCS

    > should
    > > be able to replace them, if they are in stock ...
    > >

    >
    > Took them back to the Sprint store and they reapplied the PRL update and
    > firmware updates and tested the phones and batteries and claim there is
    > nothing wrong with them. So now we will wait and see if they last any
    > longer.
    >
    > Bruce


    If your phones are doing Analog roaming that will seriously diminish
    battery life between charges. Even if the cell phone is only "Searching
    for Service", that uses extra juice.

    Workarounds:

    - Set phone for "SprintPCS only" (if you dont need to roam)

    - Turn off phone if its in a "No Signal" area.

    - Turn phone off over night.

    - Use a car charger to charge whenever in your car.



  9. #9
    JRW
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life

    Bruce Richards wrote:
    > We used to get 4-5 days of battery life using the phones about 10-20 minutes
    > a day. Now we're lucky to get 2 days.


    Took my six month old Sanyo (brand new off the shelf) for a SECOND test
    because of poor battery life. As I posted two months ago, they found
    nothing wrong with the phone and offered me an extended battery which I
    declined.

    When I took it in for the second test, he siad it might be the
    battery...I pointed out the battery was only two months old.

    I keep the LCS screens set to like 10 seconds and set for Sprint network
    only.

    The phone was great a few months after I got it, but now its dead by the
    end of the day.




  10. #10
    Bruce Richards
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    Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life


    "JRW" wrote:
    >
    > I keep the LCS screens set to like 10 seconds and set for Sprint network
    > only.
    >
    > The phone was great a few months after I got it, but now its dead by the
    > end of the day.
    >


    I've taken both phones back for testing and they said there was nothing
    wrong with them. If you can stay in the Sprint network they both have great
    battery life but if they have to search for a signal forget it. I found a
    place in my house where I can set them when not in use and keep a signal and
    the battery life seems to be better. I just wish I could get a better
    signal in my house.

    I read a while back Sprint was working on a small repeater for indoors. What
    ever became of that?





  11. #11
    turbojetjs
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    firmware

    Who have the last Firmware Version 1.116SP?, I want to load it to my phone by my self and a software to read/wright ESN and PRL.

    Thanks in advance



  12. #12
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Re: Sanyo 8100 - battery life


    "turbojetjs" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Who have the last Firmware Version 1.116SP?, I want to load it to my
    > phone by my self and a software to read/wright ESN and PRL.
    >
    > Thanks in advance


    Well, you've got the ESN on your phone. Just flip off the battery and you
    can see it ... twice. As for the firmware, that has to be loaded up at a
    SPCS store and ONLY at a SPCS store. You can get the PRL updated there at
    the same time, or you can get the update OTA (over the air). Current PRL is
    10024.

    For future reference, for your current phone and any future phone you might
    get, check out this site as it shows the current versions on all SPCS
    models.
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9 .
    Bookmark this page for future reference.

    Bob





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