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Old 06-18-2008, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks,
I recently switched back to my 8700g because I missed my baby.

I am having terrible battery issues though. I would plug it in to charge and it would be charging, but when I wake up it doesn't say its charging but I have 100% when I check the status. I can't even go a half a day with this. Any suggestions? Is the plug all messed up or my BB whacked out? I did drop it quite alot
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Have you updated your signal?? There is usually an automated number that you can call through your carrier which updates your signal with the nearby cell towers.
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How would i Update my signal?
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For VZW, I call *228

Your carrier has your number. You are basically updating your device to the nearby cell tower signals.
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GSM you shouldnt need to do anything like that. However it is very likely that you need a new battery. The 8700 devices are fairly old, and with a battery just sitting its possible it will not hold a charge as it should. Try a new battery and see what happens. (or borrow one from an 83xx series device)
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It does sound like end-of-life on the battery.

Here's a choice for you.

If you plan to keep this handset long-term you can, of course, just buy a new battery.

Or check out the Tekkeon MP1800 and MP1550 (I hope I got those numbers right). The 1800 has a LiIon battery inside that you charge in daisy-chain with your phone (mini-5 USB in, USB-A out) and I think it's something like $45, about the cost of a new BB battery. The 1550 uses 2 or 4 AA cells - standard alkaline or E2 Lithium or NiMH. I put 4 NiMH rechargeables in mine - you also daisy-chain charge - which is good for about an extra day. If I'm stuck somewhere (like an airport or a Las Vegas casino bar) and the NiMH charge runs out, I can always pop into a newsstand & pick up a package of standard AA cells. I sometimes stick the pack & a retractable cable into my back pocket if I have to head out without a full charge.

It's an alternative.
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