Well, not meaning to reply to my own post but... whatever the Verizon guy did yesterday it seems to have made a world of difference to my battery life. I really wish now I would have seen what he changed on it because I'd thought I had pretty much tried everything. My D3 has been off charge for 8 hours now, even made some calls and streamed Tune In radio for a while and it's sitting at 90% charge still and it's not burning up hot. I really can't imagine turning the display down would matter this much. The cell standby is down from 40+% to 34% today. I guess I'll just be happy and move on, wished I could tell everyone what the dude changed tho..?