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Old 07-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On a 9000 with a 1650 Seidio extended battery, I was in a hospital today working, in a conference room in the middle of the building and couldn't get a signal (had the X in the upper right corner). After my conference was over, I noticed by battery was at 45 percent after I'd started the day at 5 a.m. at 100 percent. I assume -- please correct or confirm -- that the device had been looking for a signal all that time and that's why the battery was drained so quickly. I also assume hence I should turn all connections off when I find myself in a dead spot in any building like that so the device doesn't keep polling for a signal. Yes, no? Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes thats correct, on both counts.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I must admit, my Bold was working fine until last week. I would often get over two days out of it before a charge. Then all of a sudden I couldn't get it from 7 am until 6pm without it being flat!
I am always careful to make sure nothing is running in the background so I couldn't understand it! Then I remembered the day before I had installed vodafone's sat nav (after I had discovered it's icon in my downloads section) and wondered if that was responsible.
So even though it wasn't running in the background it was the only change I had made.
So I uninstalled it, and low and behold, back to two days normal usage out of my BB.
Not sure why having it installed but not running would drain my battery, but that was the culprit.

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I get three hours of talk time and five hours of stream time out of my bold. That's why i have four batteries and need three to get through the day. The bold is a disaster when it comes to battery life. :( But it is fast
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I have found the best way to use bold is with a spare battery and an external battery charger. While one battery is in my phone the other is on a charger, chargering.
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