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VX4400 Battery Life

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Mike, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     



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  2. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  3. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  4. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  5. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  6. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  7. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Guest

    mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) wrote in message news:<e0f7682c.0407052002.6f3f7707@posting.google.com>...
    > KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    > > >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    > > as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    > > hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    > >
    > > That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    > > first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    > > manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    > > fully charged.

    >
    >
    > Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    > your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    > got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    > 24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    > drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    Just a quick update for everyone. I have now gone through a few
    cycles and my battery life seems very good now on this new phone.
    Last night I was on a work bridge call for over 3 1/2 hrs and it was
    then that my phone started warning me it was time to change batteries.
    So I am very pleased with that, and can now truly say this phone
    rocks!! Excellent sound quality; and great battery life. Thanks all
    for your input!
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) wrote in message news:<e0f7682c.0407052002.6f3f7707@posting.google.com>...
    > KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    > > >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    > > as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    > > hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    > >
    > > That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    > > first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    > > manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    > > fully charged.

    >
    >
    > Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    > your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    > got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    > 24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    > drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    Just a quick update for everyone. I have now gone through a few
    cycles and my battery life seems very good now on this new phone.
    Last night I was on a work bridge call for over 3 1/2 hrs and it was
    then that my phone started warning me it was time to change batteries.
    So I am very pleased with that, and can now truly say this phone
    rocks!! Excellent sound quality; and great battery life. Thanks all
    for your input!
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Guest

    mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) wrote in message news:<e0f7682c.0407052002.6f3f7707@posting.google.com>...
    > KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    > > >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    > > as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    > > hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    > >
    > > That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    > > first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    > > manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    > > fully charged.

    >
    >
    > Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    > your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    > got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    > 24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    > drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    Just a quick update for everyone. I have now gone through a few
    cycles and my battery life seems very good now on this new phone.
    Last night I was on a work bridge call for over 3 1/2 hrs and it was
    then that my phone started warning me it was time to change batteries.
    So I am very pleased with that, and can now truly say this phone
    rocks!! Excellent sound quality; and great battery life. Thanks all
    for your input!
     

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