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  1. #1
    Michael Chare
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    The BL-5F battery in my one month old Nokia E65 now discharges very quickly,
    it lasts less than a day even with the phone left in standby (and out of
    reach of signal.)

    Is there anything that might cause this?

    WLAN scanning is set to off though this does not appear to stop the phone
    finding a wireless network.


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    Michael Chare




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  2. #2
    ChrisM
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    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life

    In message [email protected],
    Michael Chare <[email protected]> Proclaimed from the tallest
    tower:

    > The BL-5F battery in my one month old Nokia E65 now discharges very
    > quickly, it lasts less than a day even with the phone left in standby
    > (and out of reach of signal.)
    >
    > Is there anything that might cause this?
    >
    > WLAN scanning is set to off though this does not appear to stop the
    > phone finding a wireless network.


    All I can suggest is make everything is turned off that can be (bluetooth
    etc.). If the phone still finds wireless networks then it sounds like WLAN
    is still on somehow, maybe try and find a way of temporarily disabling it?
    Also, if it is out of reach of a signal, that will drain the battery quite
    quickly as the phone will be trying to transmit/receive at full power in an
    attempt to find a connection...

    --
    Regards,
    Chris.
    (Remove Elvis's shoes to email me)





  3. #3
    Mark Hewitt
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    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life


    "Michael Chare" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The BL-5F battery in my one month old Nokia E65 now discharges very
    > quickly, it lasts less than a day even with the phone left in standby (and
    > out of reach of signal.)


    If it's out of reach of a signal it will be using it's full power to try and
    get a signal, hence the battery drain.





  4. #4
    Michael Chare
    Guest

    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life

    "ChrisM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In message [email protected],
    > Michael Chare <[email protected]> Proclaimed from the tallest
    > tower:
    >
    >> The BL-5F battery in my one month old Nokia E65 now discharges very
    >> quickly, it lasts less than a day even with the phone left in standby
    >> (and out of reach of signal.)
    >>
    >> Is there anything that might cause this?
    >>
    >> WLAN scanning is set to off though this does not appear to stop the
    >> phone finding a wireless network.

    >
    > All I can suggest is make everything is turned off that can be (bluetooth
    > etc.). If the phone still finds wireless networks then it sounds like WLAN
    > is still on somehow, maybe try and find a way of temporarily disabling it?
    > Also, if it is out of reach of a signal, that will drain the battery quite
    > quickly as the phone will be trying to transmit/receive at full power in
    > an attempt to find a connection...
    >



    I shall have to try again when I am in range of a transmitter! That's the
    problem with Virgin, it uses the T-Mobile network which has poor coverage.
    I am only an occasional user, and the Virgin tariff suits me very well, it
    is a pity that none of the other networks offer something comparable!


    --
    Michael Chare




  5. #5
    James Lewis
    Guest

    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life

    On 5 Feb, 19:04, "Michael Chare" <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    > "ChrisM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > In message [email protected],
    > > Michael Chare <[email protected]> Proclaimed from the tallest
    > > tower:

    >
    > >> The BL-5F battery in my one month old Nokia E65 now discharges very
    > >> quickly, it lasts less than a day even with the phone left in standby
    > >> (and out of reach of signal.)

    >
    > >> Is there anything that might cause this?

    >
    > >> WLAN scanning is set to off though this does not appear to stop the
    > >> phone finding a wireless network.

    >
    > > All I can suggest is make everything is turned off that can be (bluetooth
    > > etc.). If the phone still finds wireless networks then it sounds like WLAN
    > > is still on somehow, maybe try and find a way of temporarily disabling it?
    > > Also, if it is out of reach of a signal, that will drain the battery quite
    > > quickly as the phone will be trying to transmit/receive at full power in
    > > an attempt to find a connection...

    >
    > I shall have to try again when I am in range of a transmitter! That's the
    > problem with Virgin, it uses the T-Mobile network which has poor coverage.
    > I am only an occasional user, and the Virgin tariff suits me very well, it
    > is a pity that none of the other networks offer something comparable!
    >
    > --
    > Michael Chare- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Orange offer pretty good payg deals- if you get a sim and call them to
    request a pac code/leave they will offer you cheaper calls/texts. Ones
    I remember are:

    12p/min calls to other networks at any time of the day (for 6 months)
    5p/min calls to other orange phones and landlines (for life)
    3p texts (for 6 months)
    send one text get one free (for life)
    Unlimited evening and weekend calls to orange after you've topped up
    £10 or more in a 1 month period

    You can have as many of these as you like too. Some are only valid for
    6 months though but, after which, you can call to 'leave' again and
    they can re-apply it.



  6. #6
    Iain
    Guest

    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life

    Mark Hewitt wrote:

    > If it's out of reach of a signal it will be using it's full power to try and
    > get a signal, hence the battery drain.


    If it's out of reach of a signal, it will scan for a base to log on to,
    then give up, so the battery will last ages.

    If it's /nearly/ out of reach of a signal, and particularly if it is
    between two cells and logs onto them in turn, that will use the battery
    life.




  7. #7
    Michael Chare
    Guest

    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life

    "James Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]m...

    >Orange offer pretty good payg deals- if you get a sim and call them to
    >request a pac code/leave they will offer you cheaper calls/texts. Ones
    >I remember are:


    >12p/min calls to other networks at any time of the day (for 6 months)
    >5p/min calls to other orange phones and landlines (for life)
    >3p texts (for 6 months)
    >send one text get one free (for life)
    >Unlimited evening and weekend calls to orange after you've topped up
    >£10 or more in a 1 month period


    >You can have as many of these as you like too. Some are only valid for
    >6 months though but, after which, you can call to 'leave' again and
    >they can re-apply it.



    That is interesting thanks, there is network coverage at my house! Say you
    negotiated 5p/min for other orange phones and landlines, how do you know
    whether they actually apply this rate? Can you see the actual charges -
    maybe online?


    --
    Michael Chare




  8. #8
    Jack Torrence
    Guest

    Re: Nokia E65 - battery life

    "Michael Chare" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The BL-5F battery in my one month old Nokia E65 now discharges very
    > quickly, it lasts less than a day even with the phone left in standby (and
    > out of reach of signal.)
    >
    > Is there anything that might cause this?



    Yeah, a knackered battery.

    Take it to a nokia service centre and ask them to test the battery. It's
    covered by a six month warranty.





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