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No Signal Battery Killer

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Steve King, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Steve King

    Steve King Guest

    I have a Motorola T730C on Verizon. My problem is this: I spend most
    of my day in a location with little or no signal. When I'm here it
    flips between "no-signal" and analog. This chews the battery something
    awful, so by the end of the day I have about 60 seconds of talk time left.

    I don't really care about getting a signal when I'm in this dead spot.
    I just care about having some battery left when I leave and I do have a
    signal!

    I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".

    Suggestions?
     



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  2. Doc

    Doc Guest

    "Steve King" <steve@pshrink.chi.il.us> wrote in message
    news:U6adnafbDdvi-V-iRVn-tw@comcast.com...
    > I have a Motorola T730C on Verizon. My problem is this: I spend most
    > of my day in a location with little or no signal. When I'm here it
    > flips between "no-signal" and analog. This chews the battery something
    > awful, so by the end of the day I have about 60 seconds of talk time left.
    >
    > I don't really care about getting a signal when I'm in this dead spot.
    > I just care about having some battery left when I leave and I do have a
    > signal!
    >
    > I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    > location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    > to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    > analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    > signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    > "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".
    >
    > Suggestions?


    Other than a spare battery/charger...nothing comes to mind.
     
  3. Steve King wrote:
    >
    > I have a Motorola T730C on Verizon. My problem is this: I spend most
    > of my day in a location with little or no signal. When I'm here it
    > flips between "no-signal" and analog. This chews the battery something
    > awful, so by the end of the day I have about 60 seconds of talk time left.
    >
    > I don't really care about getting a signal when I'm in this dead spot.
    > I just care about having some battery left when I leave and I do have a
    > signal!
    >
    > I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    > location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    > to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    > analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    > signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    > "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".
    >
    > Suggestions?


    A different phone?

    Larry
     
  4. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Guest

    Turn off the phone so it doesn't eat the battery??

    The phone will use up the battery when it can't find a signal and
    spend its time searching for one.

    So there's no hope unless you either turn it off or put it on a
    charger.

    Dave
     
  5. "Steve King" <steve@pshrink.chi.il.us> wrote in message
    news:U6adnafbDdvi-V-iRVn-tw@comcast.com...
    > I have a Motorola T730C on Verizon. My problem is this: I spend most
    > of my day in a location with little or no signal. When I'm here it
    > flips between "no-signal" and analog. This chews the battery something
    > awful, so by the end of the day I have about 60 seconds of talk time left.
    >
    > I don't really care about getting a signal when I'm in this dead spot.
    > I just care about having some battery left when I leave and I do have a
    > signal!
    >
    > I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    > location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    > to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    > analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    > signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    > "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".
    >
    > Suggestions?


    Have a look in the menus - in the Network Selection menus there may be an
    option of how frequently to search for a base station - frequency of scan.
    Set this to slow search.
     
  6. Well try a Kyocera phone.
    It hibernates in absence of signal and the screen says that press a key when
    in service area. That way your phone does not actively search for network.
    It happens here to me when I get in the NYC subways.
    I have a Kyocera 3035. I don't know if the newer ones (like 7135, etc.) have
    that feature.

    The other option is of course a spare battery/charger as being without power
    in time of need is really life threatening and the cell phone will be of no
    avail.




    "Steve King" <steve@pshrink.chi.il.us> wrote in message
    news:U6adnafbDdvi-V-iRVn-tw@comcast.com...
    > I have a Motorola T730C on Verizon. My problem is this: I spend most
    > of my day in a location with little or no signal. When I'm here it
    > flips between "no-signal" and analog. This chews the battery something
    > awful, so by the end of the day I have about 60 seconds of talk time left.
    >
    > I don't really care about getting a signal when I'm in this dead spot.
    > I just care about having some battery left when I leave and I do have a
    > signal!
    >
    > I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    > location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    > to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    > analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    > signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    > "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".
    >
    > Suggestions?
     
  7. Rick

    Rick Guest

    1100mah or 1400mah battery on ebay as a spare

    Steve King wrote:
    > I have a Motorola T730C on Verizon. My problem is this: I spend most
    > of my day in a location with little or no signal. When I'm here it
    > flips between "no-signal" and analog. This chews the battery something
    > awful, so by the end of the day I have about 60 seconds of talk time left.
    >
    > I don't really care about getting a signal when I'm in this dead spot. I
    > just care about having some battery left when I leave and I do have a
    > signal!
    >
    > I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    > location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    > to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    > analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    > signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    > "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".
    >
    > Suggestions?
     
  8. Isaiah Beard

    Isaiah Beard Guest

    Steve King wrote:

    > I don't want to turn the phone off altogether. I go outside this
    > location several times during the day and I'd hate to have to remember
    > to always turn it off or on. What I'd like is to force it to not use
    > analog mode, or somehow tell it not to try so hard to regain a lost
    > signal. Unfortunately I don't see any such options. The phone has an
    > "Analog Only" mode, but no "Digital Only".
    >
    > Suggestions?


    You're still going to have to turn off the phone, I'm afraid. Going
    into analog mode does eat up battery life, but having the phone go into
    search mode for a digital signal eats up the battery even more.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
     

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