AT&T Cautions Quickfire Owners About Charge Port
After receiving a number of reports about overheating handsets, AT&T has decided to warn owners of the Quickfire handset on how to properly use the phone's charging jack/port. AT&T plans to send an email and free SMS to Quickfire owners. It will say, "Please take special care when charging your Quickfire GTX75 mobile phone. There have been a few reports of significant overheating of the phone when the AC Charger adapter is inserted incorrectly and forced into the phone. The clearly marked, embossed arrow on the AC Charger adapter should always be face-up on the same side as the display screen of the Quickfire when it is inserted into the phone. See the diagram below for proper positioning and insertion of the AC Charger adapter into the phone. You should never force the AC Charger adapter into the phone." AT&T recently halted sales of the Quickfire. If phone makers adopt the GSMA-proposed standard phone charging port (microUSB), situations like this could be avoided because it is physically impossible to insert a microUSB plug in incorrectly.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
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LG Debuts Wireless Charging Pad
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GreatCall Debuts Jitterbug 5
GreatCall today announced the Jitterbug 5, its latest senior-friendly handset. The Jitterbug 5 is a traditional flip phone, but it has access to GreatCall's health and wellness services, such as 5Star, medication reminders, brain games, urgent care, and check-in calls.
I hate this phone!
2 weeks ago i ordered a car charger from ebay for $6 I should have noticed that it was a little harder than normal to plug the phone into the charger but it was my first time using it. i had the phone resting on my lap so i could feel it vibrate if someone called while i was rocking out to Carrie Underwood. Then BAM i heard a small explosion come from my crotch area and felt fire ants ruining my manhood! the car ran off the road and rolled over twice knocking me unconscious I awoke in a hospital bed ...
Don't buy junk off ebay.
Learn how to plug in a cable.
Quickfire Owners Caution about AT&T
I don't care
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PCD does it again!
I have to admit, both the store staff and the warranty woman on the phone were understanding, friendly an...
Reason it's called the Quickfire...