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Old 05-08-2009, 10:00 AM
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Battery dying because of lack of signal?

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So when I am at work I have 0 or 1 bars on Sprint. I have my phone set to check my email every 30 minutes, but I want to say because I don't have service the phone is constantly losing connection and reconnecting. Is this causing my battery to drain? Is there a program that can set roaming profile based on the time of day? I have free roaming but I don't want to use it when I don't have to. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:06 AM
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

yes that will affect your battery life, and the phone is supposed to automatically search for the nearest signal be it a roaming tower or your carrier tower. Call Customer Service and have them do a PRL update.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:17 AM
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

At work my phone dies in maybe 4-5 hours if I don't leave it plugged in as it has only 1 or 2 bars most. At home on the weekends it can last for pretty much the entire day as I have full bars. I also leave mine on Home only as if I roam on VZW towers I can only get a 1x connection, and it takes a minute or two to find a Sprint tower again even when I walk outside again.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:32 AM
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

Dude, look for "sprint force roaming" cab. That will give you the option to put your TP on Roam only. That will save you tons of wasted juice (may or may not get EV) depending on your area.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

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Dude, look for "sprint force roaming" cab. That will give you the option to put your TP on Roam only. That will save you tons of wasted juice (may or may not get EV) depending on your area.
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Many custom ROMs also reinstated that option in the settings. I could use it, but I choose not to since normally my coverage is great everywhere except for work, where I don't really use my personal phone anyway. If roaming was capable of doing EVDO, I probably would use roam only, hahah.
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

I found the setting in my Mighty ROM, thanks. I noticed that when I had my stock rom, there was a setting button for Update PRL, but it's not in MR (I assume because its not carrier specific). Is there anyway to get that button back in MR? Also does anyone know if there is a way to automatically roam during certain times of the day?
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:11 AM
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

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I found the setting in my Mighty ROM, thanks. I noticed that when I had my stock rom, there was a setting button for Update PRL, but it's not in MR (I assume because its not carrier specific). Is there anyway to get that button back in MR? Also does anyone know if there is a way to automatically roam during certain times of the day?
I've noticed I've lost my Update PRL icon as well, how does one go about updating PRL on MR?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:56 PM
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

That would always happen to me when driving through more remote areas or when I was in heavily shielded rooms at work. I usually just put it in airplane mode until I am someplace with a decent signal.
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

you can call *2 (Sprint) tell the CSR to flag the PTN for a PRL update, wait for a minute or two then call *2 back and it will update the PRL, as for getting the icon back, i would post that in the ROMs thread
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Re: Battery dying because of lack of signal?

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I've noticed I've lost my Update PRL icon as well, how does one go about updating PRL on MR?
Call Sprint and they will manually do it by sending it to your phone once you end the call. Try that and you should be ok.
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