Good bye Droid, nice knowing ya!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Tillers_Rule, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. imiller913

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    well good luck with the next phone you get, I'm sure you will have no problems at all with any other new device.
     
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    Methinks there's more than meets the eye here. He's been around and posted/read enough to know that there would probably been an easy solution - task killer, etc.

    I'm wondering just what the reps at the store told him? Not sure if he even had them troubleshoot it, just asked for a replacement. Do THEY know? ;)

    Wish he'd reply here - many answers from the membership - I'm sure we could resolve his issues in an hour or two! Two pages of replies - mostly offering assistance.

    cuskit
     
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    I dont blame the op, im on the verge as well. I love this phone but battery is horrific, the main culprit is voice calls on my phone.
     
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    I am on the phone all day with my job and also texting constantly, and the battery lasts all day with no problem. I have only seen this problem with certain ill-behaved apps.

    Also calendar syncing became corrupted once and started syncing nonstop which caused a very quick battery drain even after a reboot. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. A third party app caused the corruption initially. Only a hard reset fixed it.

    We have the advantage of an open architecture which will allow for a multitude of apps/abilities/advantages. With these advantages come problems that users have to work through, but its worth it to me.
     
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    How much do you talk? According to Motorola the phone has up to 385 minutes of continuous usage, that is a little over 6 hours.
     
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    Hate to see you go Tillers. I have had 0 Problems like the ones you are speaking of.

    Where are you going to go, that looks like the burning question. We'll see you back again someday! Until then, Happy Trails.
     
  7. mstarbear

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    I'm on the verge, too. I'm on Droid #3. Each one has horrible sound quality. Muffled, echo on other end, static on my end. After update it improved marginally but totally unacceptable. I've been on all the forums (check out the one on Motorola... sound quality is not great). I've read everything, tried everything, even VZW support agrees... they had to call me back on another line because they couldn't understand me. WTF? I love my Droid, but it doesn't work as a phone, so I'm going back to my old one tomorrow until something better comes out. NO ONE (Motorola, Google or Verizon) will recognize this as a problem. It is. Period. Good bye Droid.
     
  8. jkwakopo

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    Lol... turn off your phone in the movie theater, that will drain your phone's battery... i charge my phone every day and half... just normal user tho
     
  9. bigthinker

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    mstarbear.....Have you tried this to improve the quality of the voice carried from the phone? Just trying to help!


    Improve Call Audio Quality (Doesn't seem to work if you have anything to do with Alltel!)


    • Dial ##7764726 (##PROGRAM) and act as if you were going to call that number.
    • Enter 000000 for the SPC Password and then tap Verify
    • Tap on "04 Vocode"
    • Tap on EVRC-B than Apply
    • Tap the Home Screen button and the phone should automatically reset a few seconds afterward. If not, power cycle the phone
    • Explanation - This changes how the phone compresses and decompressed the call audio which improves the quality.
     
  10. Tillers_Rule

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    Thanks guys, it's not that I'm leaving cause I hate the phone, not at all. Like I stated, this phone is the best I have dealt with.

    My situation is a bit different from everyone else, I've gotten a free phone for the past 10 years, this is the first time I have to pay, so perhaps I am being more nit picky.

    Something is definitely wrong with this battery or the phone, it's not a faulty outlet with no power going to it, like someone had mentioned. Again, fully charged this morning and now I'm at 40% and I used the voice on my phone for maybe 10 minutes and that's about it.

    I am still within my 30 days so that's how I can get out of the contract.

    I'll just go back to my Samsung Instinct for the time being. It's a crappy phone but it does work and it can get me by for the time being. I won't be in a contract with it, just month to month so I can jump back to a Droid when I feel some of the issues have been addressed.
     
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    bigthinker,

    Thank you for the post, and yes, I've tried it. Doesn't help my situation at all. It has to be the device. I have searched the web many times daily for a possible fix. I've found nothing. Others on the Motorola's forums are losing patience as well. Any other ideas, I'd appreciate suggestions. I love everything else about this smartphone but it has to work as a phone.
     
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    Tillers, have you tried Advanced Task Manager? I had short battery life until I installed this app. I would just hate to see you go....I'm one who when gets knocked down, I get back up....Each and every time. Let's get up and dust ourselves off...It will be ok!