Phone battery life - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-21-2006, 02:42 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Custom88 is on a distinguished road
Default Phone battery life

Just curious what other members get for cellphone battery life when they're talking on their phone? I can't seem to get more than an hour and 45 minutes of straight-talking on my RAZR phone. I know that my old LG phone was able to get over 2.5 hours so it'* quite a big change. Do any RAZR owners get more or less minutes? You probably wonder how I can use 2 hours straight on my phone, and the answer is that I know a lot of girls who really like to talk on the phone. One of them I usually talk to for 1-2 hours everynight after midnight. I've put 28 hours on this phone since April. (it actually only works out to being around 450 minutes a month average)
Custom88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 498
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
xX1SSEI1Xx is on a distinguished road
Default

kinda hard for me to say since I can't remember the last time i was on the phone for 2+ hours STRAIGHT. I have the Motorola v551 and its been rated that the battery life is pretty crappy...so i imagine the RAZR would be the same...

i know it sounds corny, but have u tried the whole drain the battery to death...allow it to fully charge...drain it again to death, charge, etc process a few times? Sometimes this makes a difference.

I say if you're talking on the phone that long...and if its at night...why not have the charger hooked up to it while your talking?
xX1SSEI1Xx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 02:59 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Farmington, Minnesota =MWBF '05 SURVIVOR= =CEBF '06 SURVIVOR= =August '06 COTM=
Posts: 9,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LakevilleSSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

I can't get my battery to last longer than a full day most times wether I'm on it alot or not....

But I think I can get about 1 1/2 hrs of talk time in before the low battery chirp starts, then I have MAYBE 20 min from there?
LakevilleSSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 03:02 AM   #4
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Phone battery life

Quote:
Originally Posted by Custom88
Just curious what other members get for cellphone battery life when they're talking on their phone? I can't seem to get more than an hour and 45 minutes of straight-talking on my RAZR phone. I know that my old LG phone was able to get over 2.5 hours so it'* quite a big change. Do any RAZR owners get more or less minutes? You probably wonder how I can use 2 hours straight on my phone, and the answer is that I know a lot of girls who really like to talk on the phone. One of them I usually talk to for 1-2 hours everynight after midnight. I've put 28 hours on this phone since April. (it actually only works out to being around 450 minutes a month average)
i really hope your using a earphone. Thats alot of time to have a microwave transmitter against your brain. My cellphone seldom comes out of it'* cradle since onstar
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 03:04 AM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Custom88 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Phone battery life

Quote:
Originally Posted by GXP Venom
Quote:
Originally Posted by Custom88
Just curious what other members get for cellphone battery life when they're talking on their phone? I can't seem to get more than an hour and 45 minutes of straight-talking on my RAZR phone. I know that my old LG phone was able to get over 2.5 hours so it'* quite a big change. Do any RAZR owners get more or less minutes? You probably wonder how I can use 2 hours straight on my phone, and the answer is that I know a lot of girls who really like to talk on the phone. One of them I usually talk to for 1-2 hours everynight after midnight. I've put 28 hours on this phone since April. (it actually only works out to being around 450 minutes a month average)
i really hope your using a earphone. Thats alot of time to have a microwave transmitter against your brain. My cellphone seldom comes out of it'* cradle since onstar
Maybe that'* why I keep getting migraines.

But really, I'm not always home when I'm doing this long talking on the phone, and I don't carry my charger around with me everywhere.
Custom88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 03:31 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Somewhere different on the globe every month....
Posts: 2,896
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cheetah is on a distinguished road
Default

What kind of signal are you getting with the phone? The weaker the signal, the more draw on the battery
Cheetah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 08:10 AM   #7
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

www.howardforums.com will have all the advice you can stand regarding battery life.
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 08:21 AM   #8
Darrel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I also have a V551 and it will last me days without a charge. if you purchased a warrenty plan with your phone you might want to consider going back to the store and getting a new battery. claim the old one won't hold a charge and they should replace it under warrenty. I can get (i'd immagin, haven't done it) about 4 hours of straight talk time... 2 hours straight doesn't even bring it down a notch! and, i can do this for 2 maybe 3 nights in a row too without a charge. i have a friend with a razor phone and he can to about the same too. he charges his phone about once or twice a week.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 08:43 AM   #9
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Hehehe...I got the E815 and 2 hours is nothing... no extended battery either.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 08:48 AM   #10
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darrel
I also have a V551 and it will last me days without a charge. if you purchased a warrenty plan with your phone you might want to consider going back to the store and getting a new battery. claim the old one won't hold a charge and they should replace it under warrenty. I can get (i'd immagin, haven't done it) about 4 hours of straight talk time... 2 hours straight doesn't even bring it down a notch! and, i can do this for 2 maybe 3 nights in a row too without a charge. i have a friend with a razor phone and he can to about the same too. he charges his phone about once or twice a week.
Much the same experience with my old V551, as well as Kim'* current one and my RAZR. I typically charge only once a week. and it takes a few long calls to kill it.

I smell a battery issue, but some individual phones are different also.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery Life dhaag 2000-2005 29 02-07-2007 12:38 AM
ohh battery ohh battery (kinda long) TISbonneville General GM Chat 2 03-04-2006 04:48 AM
Battery Life Logan General GM Chat 6 11-15-2004 09:03 PM
THE PICTURES ARE HERE OF MY LIFE AND MY CAR AND CAR LIFE.... killer_cr80r Lounge 11 05-24-2004 12:24 AM
Disposable Cell Phone - Phone-Card-Phone MOS95B Lounge 0 03-07-2004 05:01 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:43 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.