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Batteries

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Philip, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Philip

    Philip Guest

    I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox 9155.
    Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3 minutes tops!

    Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and I
    really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing around here
    has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries I see
    for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 + shipping than
    $39.
    --

    -Philip



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  2. NoneHere

    NoneHere Guest

    Call Verizon and ask if you can have an early upgrade phone for your new
    every two. I had called them about 1.5 mo early and they let me have one. I
    had upgraded my service to include 2 phones and that may have helped but you
    will never know if you don't ask.

    "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:8PWfd.4329$kM.1619@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox 9155.
    > Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3 minutes tops!
    >
    > Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and I
    > really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing around
    > here
    > has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries I see
    > for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 + shipping than
    > $39.
    > --
    >
    > -Philip
    >
    >
  3. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    NoneHere wrote:
    > Call Verizon and ask if you can have an early upgrade phone for your new
    > every two. I had called them about 1.5 mo early and they let me have one.


    The policy is that you can upgrade and get New Every Two within two months of
    your contract end date.

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  4. IMHO

    IMHO Guest

    "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:8PWfd.4329$kM.1619@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox 9155.
    > Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3 minutes tops!
    >
    > Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and I
    > really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing around
    > here
    > has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries I see
    > for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 + shipping than
    > $39.
    > --
    >
    > -Philip
    >


    I bought brand new original equipment batteries for my LG VX4400 on E-Bay.
    The price I paid was a whole lot less than buying then from VZW or Radio
    Shack.

    Try to buy original equipment batteries.
    There were a lot of after market batteries also for sale.
    Do not know how well they might work or if they might cause any problem.
  5. Brian S.

    Brian S. Guest

    every phone i ever had i got a spare aftermarket battery off of ebay and
    they were fine.


    brian s
    "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:8PWfd.4329$kM.1619@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox 9155.
    > Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3 minutes tops!
    >
    > Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and I
    > really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing around
    > here
    > has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries I see
    > for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 + shipping than
    > $39.
    > --
    >
    > -Philip
    >
    >
  6. Bob_M

    Bob_M Guest

    On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 00:11:48 GMT, "Philip"
    <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox 9155.
    >Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3 minutes tops!
    >
    >Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and I
    >really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing around here
    >has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries I see
    >for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 + shipping than
    >$39.

    Philip;

    Just upgraded three phones using the new every 2 plan and all were
    about a month early. Very easy.
  7. Dharmananda

    Dharmananda Guest

    "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:8PWfd.4329$kM.1619@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox 9155.
    > Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3 minutes tops!
    >
    > Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and I
    > really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing around
    > here
    > has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries I see
    > for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 + shipping than
    > $39.


    For $8 on Ebay I got a new battery that has been perfect, a car charger and
    travel charger.
  8. Philip

    Philip Guest

    Bob_M wrote:
    > On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 00:11:48 GMT, "Philip"
    > <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >> I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox
    >> 9155. Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3
    >> minutes tops!
    >>
    >> Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and
    >> I really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing
    >> around here has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are
    >> the batteries I see for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much
    >> rather pay $7 + shipping than $39.

    > Philip;
    >
    > Just upgraded three phones using the new every 2 plan and all were
    > about a month early. Very easy.


    Yes I know about that. November 26 is -two- months early which is the limit
    on early renewal AND getting the New Every 2 allowance.
    --

    -Philip
  9. Philip

    Philip Guest

    IMHO wrote:
    > "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:8PWfd.4329$kM.1619@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >> I've been experiencing a gradual loss of talk time on my Audiovox
    >> 9155. Matter of fact, on analog, talk time has dropped to about 3
    >> minutes tops!
    >>
    >> Even though I am eligible for a New Every 2 allowance next month and
    >> I really like that CDM 9900, I need a battery now. Retail pricing
    >> around here
    >> has the battery priced at $39. Seems a bit rich! Are the batteries
    >> I see for sale on eBay the same critter? I'd much rather pay $7 +
    >> shipping than $39.
    >> --
    >>
    >> -Philip
    >>

    >
    > I bought brand new original equipment batteries for my LG VX4400 on
    > E-Bay. The price I paid was a whole lot less than buying then from
    > VZW or Radio Shack.
    >
    > Try to buy original equipment batteries.
    > There were a lot of after market batteries also for sale.
    > Do not know how well they might work or if they might cause any
    > problem.


    Ok, I found my battery on eBay. Actually, LOTS of them for my phone. They
    look just like my OEM battery but for the "Made in Taiwan" instead of "Made
    in Japan" on the cover. Ok, I try one. :)
    --

    -Philip
  10. George

    George Guest

    "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:7s%fd.9372$KJ6.7970@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >
    > Ok, I found my battery on eBay. Actually, LOTS of them for my phone. They
    > look just like my OEM battery but for the "Made in Taiwan" instead of

    "Made
    > in Japan" on the cover. Ok, I try one. :)
    > --
    >
    > -Philip
    >

    YMMV be I ordered batteries on 3 different occasions for different phones on
    ebay. The first time the battery was much thicker than the original and
    wouldn't fit in the charger or holster. The second time the battery fit and
    worked. The third time I emailed the vendor and the battery they sent was
    still too thick

    If you add up return postage or just tossing the useless clones it would be
    cheaper to walk in and pay list.
  11. Special Ed

    Special Ed Guest

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:xtWdnQe6zoDiYR3cRVn-gQ@adelphia.com...
    >
    > "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:7s%fd.9372$KJ6.7970@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >>
    >> Ok, I found my battery on eBay. Actually, LOTS of them for my phone.
    >> They
    >> look just like my OEM battery but for the "Made in Taiwan" instead of

    > "Made
    >> in Japan" on the cover. Ok, I try one. :)
    >> --
    >>
    >> -Philip
    >>

    > YMMV be I ordered batteries on 3 different occasions for different phones
    > on
    > ebay. The first time the battery was much thicker than the original and
    > wouldn't fit in the charger or holster. The second time the battery fit
    > and
    > worked. The third time I emailed the vendor and the battery they sent was
    > still too thick
    >
    > If you add up return postage or just tossing the useless clones it would
    > be
    > cheaper to walk in and pay list.


    I've had similar experiences-- including buying cheap car chargers and wall
    chargers from Ebay and deep discount online vendors. You often need to go
    through several until you get one that works/fits.

    Periodically the VZW accessories website runs 20% off sales with free
    shipping. It's usually less of a hassle to buy from them though once I got a
    bad battery. They were very responsive however-- Fedexing me a new one
    without the "you gotta' return yours" garbage.

    Edw.
  12. Philip

    Philip Guest

    George wrote:
    > "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:7s%fd.9372$KJ6.7970@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >>
    >> Ok, I found my battery on eBay. Actually, LOTS of them for my phone.
    >> They look just like my OEM battery but for the "Made in Taiwan"
    >> instead of "Made in Japan" on the cover. Ok, I try one. :)
    >> --
    >>
    >> -Philip
    >>

    > YMMV be I ordered batteries on 3 different occasions for different
    > phones on ebay. The first time the battery was much thicker than the
    > original and wouldn't fit in the charger or holster. The second time
    > the battery fit and worked. The third time I emailed the vendor and
    > the battery they sent was still too thick
    >
    > If you add up return postage or just tossing the useless clones it
    > would be cheaper to walk in and pay list.


    Let's hope I don't have your experience. My battery is not an integrated
    back cover as is found on some other phones. I won a bid last night
    ($5.99+$6 shipping) so we'll see what shows up in the mail in the next few
    days. The seller is only 60 miles west of me.
    --

    -Philip
  13. Philip

    Philip Guest

    George wrote:
    > "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:7s%fd.9372$KJ6.7970@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >>
    >> Ok, I found my battery on eBay. Actually, LOTS of them for my phone.
    >> They look just like my OEM battery but for the "Made in Taiwan"
    >> instead of "Made in Japan" on the cover. Ok, I try one. :)
    >> --
    >>
    >> -Philip
    >>

    > YMMV be I ordered batteries on 3 different occasions for different
    > phones on ebay. The first time the battery was much thicker than the
    > original and wouldn't fit in the charger or holster. The second time
    > the battery fit and worked. The third time I emailed the vendor and
    > the battery they sent was still too thick
    >
    > If you add up return postage or just tossing the useless clones it
    > would be cheaper to walk in and pay list.


    I won an eBay bid ($0.99) for a new replacement battery for my Audiovox
    9155. It arrived two days later ($6.99, shipper only 50 miles away). It was
    the right battery. Took about 45 minutes to charge it. Works like a champ!
    Certainly a better experience than paying 'retail' ($39) or having your
    misfortune.

    --

    -Philip

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