Motorola Droid 3
Battery Life is Unacceptable
Menu > settings > Wireless & Network > Mobile Network Settings > Network Mode. Set to CDMA only. Unless you do a lot of global roaming that should fix the problem. I suspect that it has something to do with the fact that the phone can't lock onto the US GSM bands, so it spends a lot of time (and battery) searching for a GSM network that isn't there (similar to the battery problems of people with LTE phones in non-LTE areas)
What setting do you have in your Phone Info(*#*#4636#*#*)>Set Preferred Network Type? Mine is set to "CDMA auto (PRL)". Should it be set to "CDMA Only" instead?
Oh, I did turn off wifi. It does attempt to auto-connect if it sees an open wifi (because wifi is less battery intensive than 3G, but constantly scanning for wifi is a drain, and that can cause data con...
Thanks again for your help.