Come on......8700 Battery life sucks.....U540 Sucks too
HEY, I'M STILL WAITING ON THE IPOD KILLER
texastim said:Cater once to your high paying suit/dress wearing adult customers who would like a very nice built phone.
Where does someone get Ivan from Lowell?
The thing that people dont understand is that the advertised battery life on these phones is talk time......not usage time.
The battery life is going to vary if your a heavy texter, mobile web user, game player...ect.
My treo last me 2-3 days as well, but if I am having a busy day with email. I have to charge it that night. Just depends on the day.
u540 battery life is usually fine after about a week of letting the battery cycle in. if you have the grey one, you have the old ZL12 software which is a pile of known issues, including abysmal battery life. get to your local vzw store to have the software updated to AB26 and you'll do alot better
I have the 'grey' (seems more like silver to me) u540, and actually it too has the new AB26 software on it.
But, I only got it like ten days ago.
Whats up with the battery life on these phones. Anyone that says the battery life is fine is full of ****! I have talk to two friends that have them and the are terrible. How can Verizon even advertise bs data????? I even purchased the extended battery and its terrible.
Did you get the extended battery for the 8700 or the u540 or both? Because I have a u540 with extended battery, and the batt life has been very good so far.
Admittedly I usually have the EVDO turned off (don't have VCast, so I don't really use it), but yesterday I talked 290 minutes and didn't kill the battery! Is nice.
If I had the standard batt, I could see having problems... its a puny little 800 mAh weakling...