"Phone Radio" using Battery power.

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  1. lawdude

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    I use GSam Battery Monitor to track my battery condition. It lists which features are drawing the power from the phone. One of the power hogs is "Phone Radio". Now I have no clue what that "radio" refers to. What the heck is it?

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    That is what makes it so you can make/receive calls and texts, the cdma radio. In your phone battery monitor it's called cell standby.
    If your reception is weak, for any number of reasons, your phone will increase power trying to grab and/or hold a better signal, thus the higher usage numbers.
    Mine is my number 2 user most days because I live in craptacular receptionville. And days it's number 1

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    Hey! I'm from Craptacular Receptionville! :p

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    Consider using 2x battery ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a0soft.gphone.aDataOnOff) because it will automatically turn off the radios when the screen is turned off therefore saving you more battery I work right next door to craptacular receptionville at edge village of 4G and thanks to that app I make it through my job with enough juice to call for my pick up.

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    Hey Mark, how are things in Craptacular Receptionville?
     
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    Craptacular like usual. Rain, shine, wind, rain, snow, leaves/no leaves on the trees, and anything else you can think of makes no difference. They shut down the Alltel cells after assimilation of them ,and adding a ton of customers ,and added 0 cells or capacity to existing Verizon cells EVEN WHEN UPGRADING TO LTE. Signal ain't bad but over capacity is making things craptacular and it's been that way since 09. They said they'd be adding cells and capacity over the year 2012 but never did. Alltel was king here before their assimilation into the Borg of wireless carriers. This fall unless Verizon did something vastly different I'm leaving after 20 years of being their customer.

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