This had me laughing, sorry. Motorola said they have already changed or will change the battery pull to be more obvious. Why can't they just put words like "batter puller"? I started to pull mine and when it caught I looked and did not see any perferations (luckily I did not rip mine off). It shold be something like this below: <-- Don't tear off. Battery lifter tab. In large bold type. The confusion lies in this is the first phone i've seen that has a battery puller as part of that large peice. I've seen ribbons but they were not a tab on a larger peice of cloth. Anyhow, the protective plastic covers always have the little tab so subconsiously you think to remove it because it says pull. If the battery would have been in the phone then it would have been obvious. It was many people that pulled their tabs off or Motorola would not have posted they implimented new printing on it to prevent it from continuing to happen.