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Extended Battery and Battery Life for Vx 4400

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by charles thomas, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. I like my new 4400 but I am appalled at the battery life, I guess due
    to the backlight and color screen. Is it possible to cut battery
    usage by not using wallpaper?

    Also, in looking for an extended battery, it seems most do not work
    with the desktop charger. Does anyone know a good place to get a high
    quality extended battery that will work with the charger?



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  2. Sam

    Sam Guest

    "charles thomas" <coventry2121@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:dd3644f9.0309122130.31c3297b@posting.google.com...
    > I like my new 4400 but I am appalled at the battery life, I guess due
    > to the backlight and color screen. Is it possible to cut battery
    > usage by not using wallpaper?
    >


    Bat life on my 4400 is pretty good i.e. all day with 10 or 15 calls
    averaging around 3 min ea. can stretch to two days if I'm not talking much.
    If you are in an analog area or a very weak signal area any phone will drain
    bat. much faster. Turning down brightness on your screen could make some
    difference, but I'm not sure how much. I have heard of some 4400's sticking
    in analog so you might see what kind of signal you have as that seems to be
    my worst battery drain. What version software do you have?

    Sam
  3. Harry J

    Harry J Guest

    Got my Verizon 1500 Mah extended battery with a free car charger for $33 !!

    It works with the charger and even fits in the lamb skin case that I also
    got there

    This guy is fair and a quick shipper

    http://www.stores.ebay.com/danscellularaccessories/plistings/list/all/dept2/index.html?col=4&dir=1

    HJ

    "charles thomas" <coventry2121@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:dd3644f9.0309122130.31c3297b@posting.google.com...
    > I like my new 4400 but I am appalled at the battery life, I guess due
    > to the backlight and color screen. Is it possible to cut battery
    > usage by not using wallpaper?
    >
    > Also, in looking for an extended battery, it seems most do not work
    > with the desktop charger. Does anyone know a good place to get a high
    > quality extended battery that will work with the charger?
  4. Frank S

    Frank S Guest

    The OEM extended battery (installed on the phone) works fine in the OEM
    supplied desk charger.

    -Frank

    "charles thomas" <coventry2121@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:dd3644f9.0309122130.31c3297b@posting.google.com...
    > I like my new 4400 but I am appalled at the battery life, I guess due
    > to the backlight and color screen. Is it possible to cut battery
    > usage by not using wallpaper?
    >
    > Also, in looking for an extended battery, it seems most do not work
    > with the desktop charger. Does anyone know a good place to get a high
    > quality extended battery that will work with the charger?
  5. tristero

    tristero Guest

    In article <KvCdnSU65v8V7feiRVn-sQ@giganews.com>, Frank S wrote:
    > The OEM extended battery (installed on the phone)


    The battery that comes installed on 4400s by default is not the
    extended one.



    >> Also, in looking for an extended battery, it seems most do not work
    >> with the desktop charger. Does anyone know a good place to get a high
    >> quality extended battery that will work with the charger?



    I bought a new LG extended battery through ebay a few days ago; works
    fine in the desktop charger. In fact it charged more quickly than the
    regular battery did. The standby time is _much_ better. They're not
    hard to find on ebay, and you can almost always get them for less than
    Verizon charges for the ordinary battery. Of course they're also a
    bit larger and heavier than the regular battery. Just something to
    keep in mind. Needless to say, follow the usual ebay caveats before
    buying anything...
  6. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    i got an extended one off of ebay and it doesnt fit in the desktop charger,
    that is why i guess it came with a free phone charger.


    "tristero" <tristero@waste.net> wrote in message
    news:slrnbmmi5s.920.tristero@esb.dsl.bbn.com...
    > In article <KvCdnSU65v8V7feiRVn-sQ@giganews.com>, Frank S wrote:
    > > The OEM extended battery (installed on the phone)

    >
    > The battery that comes installed on 4400s by default is not the
    > extended one.
    >
    >
    >
    > >> Also, in looking for an extended battery, it seems most do not work
    > >> with the desktop charger. Does anyone know a good place to get a high
    > >> quality extended battery that will work with the charger?

    >
    >
    > I bought a new LG extended battery through ebay a few days ago; works
    > fine in the desktop charger. In fact it charged more quickly than the
    > regular battery did. The standby time is _much_ better. They're not
    > hard to find on ebay, and you can almost always get them for less than
    > Verizon charges for the ordinary battery. Of course they're also a
    > bit larger and heavier than the regular battery. Just something to
    > keep in mind. Needless to say, follow the usual ebay caveats before
    > buying anything...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  7. tristero

    tristero Guest

    In article <-rednfL0dcVY_PaiU-KYgw@comcast.com>, brian s. wrote:
    > i got an extended one off of ebay and it doesnt fit in the desktop charger,


    This was an LG battery? What's the model number?

    I bought an LG ABTL (1500 mAh). The battery that came with the phone
    is an ABTM (950 mAh). The desktop charger that came with my phone is
    model DC-B4W. It handles both batteries equally well.


    Speaking of the 4400 (which I've only had for a couple of weeks) and
    battery life, I have what might be a silly question. If I'm on the
    phone when the travel charger is connected, does that suck power from
    the battery at all? I'm assuming not but I can't find a definitive
    answer.
  8. Harry J

    Harry J Guest

    The 1400 non OEM batteries do not fit
    The 1500 OEM do fit the charger and cases!

    HJ



    "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:-rednfL0dcVY_PaiU-KYgw@comcast.com...
    > i got an extended one off of ebay and it doesnt fit in the desktop

    charger,
    > that is why i guess it came with a free phone charger.
    >
    >
    > "tristero" <tristero@waste.net> wrote in message
    > news:slrnbmmi5s.920.tristero@esb.dsl.bbn.com...
    > > In article <KvCdnSU65v8V7feiRVn-sQ@giganews.com>, Frank S wrote:
    > > > The OEM extended battery (installed on the phone)

    > >
    > > The battery that comes installed on 4400s by default is not the
    > > extended one.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > >> Also, in looking for an extended battery, it seems most do not work
    > > >> with the desktop charger. Does anyone know a good place to get a

    high
    > > >> quality extended battery that will work with the charger?

    > >
    > >
    > > I bought a new LG extended battery through ebay a few days ago; works
    > > fine in the desktop charger. In fact it charged more quickly than the
    > > regular battery did. The standby time is _much_ better. They're not
    > > hard to find on ebay, and you can almost always get them for less than
    > > Verizon charges for the ordinary battery. Of course they're also a
    > > bit larger and heavier than the regular battery. Just something to
    > > keep in mind. Needless to say, follow the usual ebay caveats before
    > > buying anything...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >

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