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Thread: Captivate says: Wake up and unplug my charger! Yeah, sure.

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    Captivate says: Wake up and unplug my charger! Yeah, sure.

    No, really. I'm on 24-hour call and have to leave my cell turned on all night. And since I keep the phone "on" me when I'm not sleeping, I usually plug it in to charge before I hit the sack. I've heard that other people charge their phones up overnight the same way, but AT&T tells me they've never heard of this.

    Which is a problem because the Captivate lights up and goes BING BING with a screen that says "fully charged, unplug the charger" when the battery is fully charged. A couple of hours after I've fallen asleep. Waking me up.

    AT&T reps have no idea if there's any way to disable this message, they cleverly suggest turning off the phone. I said, if I didn't need the phone TURNED ON I wouldn't be paying for the phone, now would I?

    Anyone know how to housebreak this unique AT&T feature on the phone? There doesn't seem to be any setting that changes it.

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    Samsung fixed this in a software update for the Vibrant. Are you on the new OTA? This update I'm speaking of for the Vibrant isn't official yet but instead of that annoying persistent pop-up I get this..
    Bye!

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    T-Mob must be ahead of AT&T then, my Captivate (not a Vibrant!) is running the latest firmware/software load current as of last night.

    But it IS nice to know that someone is at least aware of the issue and considers it worth patching!

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    It's actually there by EU mandate from my understanding - reduce power consumption. By some tiny, tiny amount....

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    Well, the EU could also mandate mayonaisse on my french fries, but a US domestic market vendor doesn't fall under their jurisdiction, and should be smart enough to offer me a "no mayo" option. Since AT&T market other phones that don't have this option--obviously they don't feel compelled to include it. Maybe this stroke of genius is from Samsung's default software load on a "world phone" and AT&T simply never bothered reading the docs. (Oh, that's right, there are no complete docs.)

    I think a good case could be made to the EU that banning all civilian use of cell phones and shutting down their radio system would save far more power.<VBG>

    "Semaphore flags! Free with two year contract!"

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