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    E71 Battery Issue

    I need some input

    I recently bought my friend's 2 yr old Rogers locked E71.

    The battery barely lasts my 8 hr working day with maybe only 10 min of actual talk time. I thought the battery might be done so I bought a battery off craigslist from this guy who said the battery is only a few months old (probably not the best idea).

    I do leave my bluetooth on all the time as I drive in my car for much of the day. I have a bluetooth connection in my car.

    My question is...is my bluetooth connection in my car sucking the battery dry? Do car bluetooth's use more juice than an actual earpiece?

    Or do I have a case of two old batteries?

    I don't want to buy a new battery only to find out that my bluetooth is the problem.

    My car bluetooth doesn't suck my iphone battery dry when I leave that on all day.

    Does anyone know what the hell is going on?

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    How much time do you spend in the car? I always turn BT off when not in use, but try it for a day without BT to see how well the battery holds up. Also, on the E71, there's a quick toggle of BT on/off by holding down the * key. At least that worked in the generic E71, not sure about a Roger's branded one. I have my BT connected to my car only for the drive home, ~1 hour so I wouldn't see too much drain in that time.

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    Get a brand new battery. Be sure its not a fake either.

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    Why not just disconnect entirely from bluetooth for one day? You only make 10 minutes of calls, so use a backup phone if necessary. Compare the run-times.

    This time tomorrow you'll have a definitive answer.

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    Bluetooth drains battery, and a good amount of it too. It drains more battery than using the phone regular without Bluetooth just making regular calls.

    Just turn it off one day and compare if battery life increases. Last resort is to buy a brand new battery and try that out.
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