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battery life?


Sep 19, 2007, 12:28 PM
States here talk time of 6 hours, but att site states only 3 hrs. That is a big difference. I was very excited about the 6 hours, but if it is only 3 hours it may not be worth getting it (battery life is a priority for me).

Can somebody confirm or give their first hand experience. Thanks.

Sep 19, 2007, 12:32 PM
I spoke with an AT&T rep yesterday who said six hours. I'm also hoping for six and not three.

Sep 22, 2007, 1:15 AM
The Cnet review say it only gets 3hrs... they actually revised their rating lower due to the battery life...

...i'm considering getting the 6555 myself, but this is a concerning issue.

-painted dog
George Knighton

Sep 23, 2007, 7:26 AM
You can greatly increase the battery life of a 3G phone by shutting off the WCDMA radio.

If the phone's network settings allow you to switch from Automatic to 850/1900 then you will greatly increase the phone's talk times.

Unless you are actually using data services or you have a need for the extra voice security of WCDMA, then you might want to think about switching the network settings.

In the case of the Motorola V9 that AT&T uses, the phone's talk time is about 4 hours with the WCDMA radio, but it leaps to about double that if you lock it to 850/1900 in a 3G area.

Sep 24, 2007, 11:38 AM

Thank you, this makes a lot of sense & if you say that on the Moto V9 that the battery life doubles only using GSM & not WCDMA the it stands to reason why on Nokia's website for the 6555 they list 6hrs of talk time, but on Cnet they reported only 3hrs.

For me it would mostly be a/b the talk time, i don't use the data as much.


-painted dog

Sep 26, 2007, 12:48 PM
how do you go about switching the settings? how do you know if you can or not? Thanks

Nov 28, 2007, 5:32 PM
How do you turn off the WCDMA? I don't have a data package for my phone.

Also, does anyone know how to set the mini display to the analog clock? I can't find that in my wallpaper.

Feb 25, 2008, 9:23 PM
It isn't wallpaper it's a screen saver.

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