Hello to all, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. This is my problem: When I am at home my battery dies after only 3 hours on standby. I have made many inquiries to alltel tech but no one can help me except to state that my phone standby time can and should be up to 300 hours. Here is background and what I 've tried thus far. I am a "pay as you go" prepaid customer. I purchased my phone and service from alltel.com. about one month ago. The phone is a Motorola v262. (1) I have returned the phone for a new one and tried new batteries. (2) I have charged and recharged the batteries by letting battery completely die and recharging all night. I have tried this at least 10 times - with the phones and the batteries--- is not the problem. (3)I live in central South Carolina in a ruarl area near water on a lake and am told by alltel tech support there is an alltel tower 3.5 miles from my home. However, I am told by them that service from my home is being directed to a tower in "North" Carolina - not to the tower close to my home. (4)After being in the hospital for a week in a nearby town (approx 17 miles from my home) I discovered my battery did not die after 3 hours and worked normally without a single charge. (5)One last big clue to this problem: When at home, the roaming icon blinks continuously and the signal switches from digital to analog about every two seconds continuously. When I was in the hospital (where the battery worked properly) there was no roaming icon and the phone showed a constant digital signal. I just spoke with alltel tech support again today about my "hospital" experience they still have no explanation or solution. (6) Over the past 30 days Alltel tech support has had me "reprogram/reactivate" my phone a dozen times with no success. They have also had me take my phone to the local alltel store who also had no suggestion. Finally alltel suggested if I "upgraded" my service to something above "pay as you go" more towers would be available to me and maybe my phone would work. If that is true, it means that "pay as you go" customers are receiving substandard service or limited service - Could that really be the case?? Can someone please help me. Thanks.