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    I have a Dobson Cellular One Nokia 6360, and an AT&T 6360. When I am
    home, the Cell One is roaming. It gets one-third the battery life of
    the AT&T phone, and I use the AT&T more at home, since it is not
    roaming here.

    I have tried swapping the batteries. The Cell One phone was
    reconditioned. Basically it last 4 days on standby, and my AT&T lasts
    close to two weeks and I use more.




    See More: Do TDMA phones use more power when roaming?




  2. #2
    Mike S.
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    Re: Do TDMA phones use more power when roaming?


    In article <[email protected]>,
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >I have a Dobson Cellular One Nokia 6360, and an AT&T 6360. When I am
    >home, the Cell One is roaming. It gets one-third the battery life of
    >the AT&T phone, and I use the AT&T more at home, since it is not
    >roaming here.
    >
    >I have tried swapping the batteries. The Cell One phone was
    >reconditioned. Basically it last 4 days on standby, and my AT&T lasts
    >close to two weeks and I use more.


    If the towers are further away, the phone's transmit power will be higher
    and battery life will suffer.

    Further, if you are roaming on a non-TDMA system, the phone will have to
    use AMPS (analog) mode, which uses MUCH more power and reduces battery
    life accordingly.






  3. #3

    Re: Do TDMA phones use more power when roaming?


    Mike S. wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Further, if you are roaming on a non-TDMA system, the phone will have

    to
    > use AMPS (analog) mode, which uses MUCH more power and reduces

    battery
    > life accordingly.

    Does the phone spend more energy searching for the home carrier when
    roaming on digital? I have 6 out of 7 bars on both phones, and both
    are using AT&T/Cingular on digital. One is a Dobson phone that is
    roaming. The other is AT&T branded.

    Also, is it possible that Dobson phones poll the network more
    frequently than AT&T phones?




  4. #4
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: Do TDMA phones use more power when roaming?

    > Further, if you are roaming on a non-TDMA system, the phone will have to
    > use AMPS (analog) mode, which uses MUCH more power and reduces battery
    > life accordingly.


    Unless you're using a GAIT phone, then you can roam on GSM.





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