Along those lines my wife's Samsung Epic seems to drain a lot during the day
when she's at work. Right now we're working the assumption that it's the
WiFi. She doesn't have a WAP she can connect to when at work but there are
WAPs available. So the phone is apparently always trying to talk to the
available WAP. At home it connects to our WiFi no problems.

So for the moment I've told her to turn off WiFi when she gets to work &
turn it back on when she gets home. Not sure if she'll do it or not. If
she does then we should know in a few days if the battery "mystery" is

Is there an Android app that'll let us schedule hours for turning WiFi on &
off? It'd be good to automate that.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Chuck Lewis

Same here. You get used to what hits the battery pretty quickly. And I
would expect that behavior with just about any phone. My BB battery
would DRAIN here at work last year until Verizon activated a new cell
tower within walking distance of us (irony of irony they were waiting on
AT&T to run some data cable to it...). It was searching for a signal on
all bandwidths constantly...


-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Glenn Hopwood
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 11:14 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Recommendations for Android based AT&T phone

The only time I've had an issue with the battery life of my Atrix was
when I used the nav software for an hour or so (no longer an issue now
that I have the car dock). Normal usage runs the battery down to ~70%

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