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GSM V3xx vs V9 vs v8 Battery Life

Discussion in 'MOTOROLA' started by cukoz, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. cukoz

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    I really don't need a 3g phone, so I instead of using a v3xx or v9 with my att service, I was thinking about buying an unlocked v8. I noticed that the v8 specs show that the talk time is supposed to be close to 8 hours while the 3g v3xx and v9 is around 3-3.5 hours. Anybody have experience with both and is there really such a noticeable difference in battery life? thanks
     
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    GSM phones have longer battery life than 3G phones, so the V8 would give you longer life.

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    But the claims are twice as long....3.5hours to 8hours for the v8...all because it's not 3g??
     
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    Yep. 3G UMTS is based on CDMA technology. CDMA phones had had half the battery life of standard GSM phones for a long time. I would say the rated talk times are accurate.

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    thanks Jay. My plan is to return my wife's v3xx (within 30 days) and get a free phone. then order the v8 from the motorola site and just swap out the SIM card when it comes. The other question I have is I got my frist partial bill and on my wife's line we were charged some data usage....I am sure it was accidential when just hitting some of the keys. Can I call att and say to turn that off along with text messages so even if accidental she can't get into those items so we get charged?
     
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    Yes, you can call 611 and disable both text messages and data.

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    any problem swapping phones like i mentioned?
     
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    No, none at all because you will not even have to setup internet or text messages since you are not using them, Just swap the SIM cards.

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