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  1. #1
    David G. Imber
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    On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 14:14:43 -0500, Joel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have this baby for 2 months and the battery life was much improved after
    >I disabled the GPS location option, or the battery may last for 3-4 days
    >stand-by (I usually recharge around the 3rd day when it drop 1-2 bars). Now,
    >I have noticed it drops 1-2 bars in less than 24 hrs, sometime it drops 1-2
    >bars when talking just for 2-3 minutes (sometime it lasts longer like 15-20+


    Look at the phone's advanced info, specifically the CHANNEL.

    I won't scare you or recite my LONG, LONG tale of woe, but my
    wife's phone suddenly started losing power quickly. Since we work
    together and they're the same phone I figured it was the instrument.
    Got new handsets, same thing. Got hers replaced, same thing. Got hers
    replaced three times, same thing. Sprint REFUSED to accept that there
    was a problem with the programming on their end.

    After a full FOUR MONTHS of daily hour-long pleadings with the
    company they finally agreed to send a technician to my house, and in
    five minutes he saw that her phone was programmed on the back end
    improperly, and was randomly jumping from channel to channel while
    idle. It was fixed in a day.

    Good luck, DGI




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  2. #2
    Batista
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    Re: My Samsung A-900 starts eating battery!

    I had this same problem and I can tell you from experience....don't pay
    attention to the bars. I know this sounds silly but after testing my phone
    quite a few times, I find I can get 3 hours straight talking on the phone.
    When it gets down to that last bar, I seem to go on for at least another
    hour or so. The bars don't tell you the exact truth. Try it out. Time from
    when you get the last bar until it beeps telling you it's running out of
    power. You'll see for yourself.
    "Joel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    I have this baby for 2 months and the battery life was much improved after
    I disabled the GPS location option, or the battery may last for 3-4 days
    stand-by (I usually recharge around the 3rd day when it drop 1-2 bars). Now,
    I have noticed it drops 1-2 bars in less than 24 hrs, sometime it drops 1-2
    bars when talking just for 2-3 minutes (sometime it lasts longer like 15-20+
    mins)

    I guess I will have to keep my eyes on this for few more days before
    taking it to local Sprint store.





  3. #3
    David G. Imber
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    Re: My Samsung A-900 starts eating battery!

    On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 21:31:44 -0500, Joel <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> After a full FOUR MONTHS of daily hour-long pleadings with the
    >> company they finally agreed to send a technician to my house, and in
    >> five minutes he saw that her phone was programmed on the back end
    >> improperly, and was randomly jumping from channel to channel while
    >> idle. It was fixed in a day.
    >>
    >> Good luck, DGI

    >
    > Thanks for the info. I just checked and made a note of the Channel #'s
    >(0650 I write it here just incase I misplace the note <g>)


    What you'll see happening if you have the problem I had (and I
    surely hope you don't) is that number jumping up and down (650 > 625 >
    650 > 600 > ...and so on). If the number holds steady for a full
    minute or so, especially if you move the phone around, you'll want to
    look elsewhere for the answer. The only time the channel may change is
    when the phone's actually in use. While idle it should be rock steady.

    Good luck, DGI





  4. #4
    C C
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    Re: My Samsung A-900 starts eating battery!


    "Joel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 21:31:44 -0500, Joel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> After a full FOUR MONTHS of daily hour-long pleadings with the
    > >> company they finally agreed to send a technician to my house, and in
    > >> five minutes he saw that her phone was programmed on the back end
    > >> improperly, and was randomly jumping from channel to channel while
    > >> idle. It was fixed in a day.
    > >>
    > >> Good luck, DGI

    > >
    > > Thanks for the info. I just checked and made a note of the Channel #'s
    > >(0650 I write it here just incase I misplace the note <g>)

    >
    > What you'll see happening if you have the problem I had (and I
    > surely hope you don't) is that number jumping up and down (650 > 625 >
    > 650 > 600 > ...and so on). If the number holds steady for a full
    > minute or so, especially if you move the phone around, you'll want to
    > look elsewhere for the answer. The only time the channel may change is
    > when thephone's actually in use. While idle it should be rock steady.
    >
    > Good luck, DGI


    It happened again <hic> I charged the phone late yesterday evening,
    unplugged it to test the battery. Today, at around 11AM (lets say around
    13-15 hrs) and the battery showed 1-bar left out of 3 (it ate 3 bars in 1/2
    day)

    - The Channel is still "0650" so it must be something else.

    Joel,

    Here's what you can check/do:
    Disable Bluetooth if you don't use Bluetooth.
    If you don't use EVDO of if you are not in an EVDO coverage, set your phone
    to "CDMA Only". You can go to Sprintusers.com on how to do this.





  5. #5
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: My Samsung A-900 starts eating battery!

    C C wrote:
    >
    > <snip>


    If it hasn't already been mentioned, consider signal strength...

    It takes more juice to search for a weak signal than to lock
    on to a strong one.

    Notan



  6. #6
    Mij Adyaw
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    Re: My Samsung A-900 starts eating battery!

    Dude,

    You need to buy a bigger battery. Also remember, that sometimes size does
    not matter. It is how you use it that counts.

    "Joel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    Joel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 21:31:44 -0500, Joel <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > >> After a full FOUR MONTHS of daily hour-long pleadings with the
    > > >> company they finally agreed to send a technician to my house, and in
    > > >> five minutes he saw that her phone was programmed on the back end
    > > >> improperly, and was randomly jumping from channel to channel while
    > > >> idle. It was fixed in a day.
    > > >>
    > > >> Good luck, DGI
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for the info. I just checked and made a note of the Channel
    > > > #'s
    > > >(0650 I write it here just incase I misplace the note <g>)

    > >
    > > What you'll see happening if you have the problem I had (and I
    > > surely hope you don't) is that number jumping up and down (650 > 625 >
    > > 650 > 600 > ...and so on). If the number holds steady for a full
    > > minute or so, especially if you move the phone around, you'll want to
    > > look elsewhere for the answer. The only time the channel may change is
    > > when the phone's actually in use. While idle it should be rock steady.
    > >
    > > Good luck, DGI

    >
    > It happened again <hic> I charged the phone late yesterday evening,
    > unplugged it to test the battery. Today, at around 11AM (lets say around
    > 13-15 hrs) and the battery showed 1-bar left out of 3 (it ate 3 bars in
    > 1/2
    > day)
    >
    > - The Channel is still "0650" so it must be something else.


    ...and today *after* 24hrs it still have all 3-bars. It seems like my
    A-900 starts having some type of feeling of its own <bg>





  7. #7
    Bob Smith
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    Re: My Samsung A-900 starts eating battery!


    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Dude,
    >
    > You need to buy a bigger battery. Also remember, that sometimes size does
    > not matter. It is how you use it that counts.


    That's not what she said!

    Bob





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