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battery life


Oct 10, 2008, 12:11 AM
i really like the phone but the battery is the worst i have ever seen on a flip phone.

its even worse then my pda that i had with t-mobile. the mda phone. i had to get a big battery to extend the life of that phone and there isnt a battery for this one with a longer life.

i turned down the brightness but cant figure out how to turn off the gps.. any suggestions?
Rick Stout76

Oct 13, 2008, 12:45 PM
To turn off gps go to entertainment then location services scroll down to settings then down to disable gps. It helps a little. Hope this helps ya.

Mar 8, 2009, 4:21 PM
GPS shouldn't be draining the battery unless you are using a GPS-enabled app a lot. The satellite icon will appear when that's active.

Bluetooth will also use up the battery quickly, as will constant web-browsing, especially running YouTube as that hits the the radio and the CPU pretty heavy.

That said, this phone does have a sub-par battery life. I too bumped down my screen brightness (to 60%) and still have to be aware when I've been talking more than normal. At least the kit from CostCo incl. a car charger.

Oct 13, 2008, 12:46 PM
I think some kind of location program was running when I looked at the list of running programs. Push the button under the send key, then press left to get to the list of applications. I was only playing with it at a t-mobile store, so I can't remember for sure.

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