To clarify, I know that in the first instance I had a good signal, and it was at the 32 hour mark that I noticed it was essentially dead. I don't know when it actually reached that point.
In the second instance, I was in and out of service areas, so it may have very well drained the battery faster looking for a good signal.
However, if we assume the battery was essentially dead at the 30 hour mark in the first example, of which 98.9% was standby time (browser was used for roughly 20 minutes out of 1800 minutes [30 hrs x 60 min/hr]), then based on the claimed standby time of 192 hours (just looked it up), I only got 15.6% out of the battery that I was supposed to. That doesn't sound good at all. Put another way, that would be like buying a car that's supposed to get 30 mpg, and only getting 4.68 mpg...
How long would the battery have lasted if I had actually used the phone instead of it being on standby? 5 hrs? 10 hrs?
I'm simply just a new user trying to figure out if my experience so far is normal, or if there's a problem with my bb and / or battery. I need a phone I can depend on...not one whose battery is sometimes dead after only 15.6%.