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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So do I just go into the store or call to get one?

    I just wanted to see why it's draining 2-3% even if airplane mode is on.
    If you want one for free, try calling 611, probably will need a supervisor or go to a store that is a corporate store. If you aren't aware, some previous AT&T stores are actually like 3rd party retail stores now and will even charge you for a SIM card.

    Get the manager in the store. Tell them your phone is draining at home with the bad signal. They may just offer you a microcell for free.. Depends on the manager. If they want you to buy it, tell them you understand that TMO has LTE boosters for free, will pay up to $650 per line to switch and give you 10 gb a month pet line, of data (all true BTW).

    You can use the above with 611 or the store, if you try one and they say no, move to the other one and try. You can also ask for the retention dept at AT&T and can tell them if they don't give you one, you will be forced to check out TMO.

    If you just want to ask and they say no and you don't want to push, then you can buy one in the store. Have them set it up online there, they can put in the AT&T numbers that will use it.

    Now again, that is only for 3G talk signal, but it will stop the drain from a bad signal and stopped missed calls. I just think it should be free to customers that need it. You will have to hook it up to your modem or router, so you need a free port for it.

    The drain is some app, but not sure yet what is causing that.
    11-01-2015 10:52 AM
  2. MedicD's Avatar
    If you want one for free, try calling 611, probably will need a supervisor or go to a store that is a corporate store. If you aren't aware, some previous AT&T stores are actually like 3rd party retail stores now and will even charge you for a SIM card.

    Get the manager in the store. Tell them your phone is draining at home with the bad signal. They may just offer you a microcell for free.. Depends on the manager. If they want you to buy it, tell them you understand that TMO has LTE boosters for free, will pay up to $650 per line to switch and give you 10 gb a month pet line, of data (all true BTW).

    You can use the above with 611 or the store, if you try one and they say no, move to the other one and try. You can also ask for the retention dept at AT&T and can tell them if they don't give you one, you will be forced to check out TMO.

    If you just want to ask and they say no and you don't want to push, then you can buy one in the store. Have them set it up online there, they can put in the AT&T numbers that will use it.

    Now again, that is only for 3G talk signal, but it will stop the drain from a bad signal and stopped missed calls. I just think it should be free to customers that need it. You will have to hook it up to your modem or router, so you need a free port for it.

    The drain is some app, but not sure yet what is causing that.
    The verizon ones make you pay, but I got it down to $75. Also, it broadcasts for ALL verizon customers, doesn't let you lock it down. Pretty lame, but it's what I put up with for unlimited data
    11-01-2015 10:54 AM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
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    Yeah that is wifi, but honestly, I don't know how much WiFi sends back and forth when connected, never paid attention. Even my home WiFi is sending and receiving constantly when doing nothing.

    Now you could have an app accessing and doing something during that time.
    11-01-2015 10:55 AM
  4. spasell's Avatar
    Check for any email app or app that has is constantly checking, that's was the issue on my phone, after I found the app, now get about 20hr battery or more
    I use Gmail. The only one. Can't stop it.

    I downloaded Outlook and stopped Gmail from syncing and after the latest outlook update I think it does better then Gmail. Just don't know how much battery Gmail consumes.

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    11-01-2015 11:47 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I use Gmail. The only one. Can't stop it.

    I downloaded Outlook and stopped Gmail from syncing and after the latest outlook update I think it does better then Gmail. Just don't know how much battery Gmail consumes.

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    I have 4 Google accounts on my phone and all sync Gmail, if that tells you anything.
    11-01-2015 11:50 AM
  6. MedicD's Avatar
    Yeah that is wifi, but honestly, I don't know how much WiFi sends back and forth when connected, never paid attention. Even my home WiFi is sending and receiving constantly when doing nothing.

    Now you could have an app accessing and doing something during that time.
    So, what does yours say for system wifi usage in a 3 hours period?
    11-01-2015 11:58 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So, what does yours say for system wifi usage in a 3 hours period?
    I never use WiFi anymore since I switched to TMO.. Too much data and speed now lol.

    I'll turn it on for a bit and test it and see though.
    11-01-2015 12:00 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Look at this.. On 9 seconds..
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    11-01-2015 12:01 PM
  9. MedicD's Avatar
    Look at this.. On 9 seconds..
    Interesting. Maybe a gsam glitch?
    11-01-2015 12:31 PM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Interesting. Maybe a gsam glitch?
    Probably not. If I look at network settings on my laptop, it is sending and receiving constantly.
    11-01-2015 12:46 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Though.. This is mine now..
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    11-01-2015 12:49 PM
  12. MedicD's Avatar
    Your apps used a lot. Mine was pretty much all system
    11-01-2015 12:51 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well you know wake lock detector will tell you what is doing it and how to run that..
    11-01-2015 12:58 PM
  14. smackitdude's Avatar



    I am losing 10 percent overnight. Don't know what's the issue. Location is off. No Bluetooth or WiFi just cellular data turned on. There is no background email sync. No Facebook or Twitter. Can anyone guide me.
    11-01-2015 05:55 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    FYI - I use the app "No Lock" by BoD to circumvent the problem. Have a little widget/icon on my screen so I can toggle between having no lock (most of the time since I carry in a holster) and lock (when cycling, skiing, etc). I agree that Moto should have fixed it and that an additional app shouldn't be needed, but at least it works well and gets around the problem.
    You need to post your Samsung battery stats also.
    11-01-2015 06:29 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Also you have Edge data?
    11-01-2015 06:30 PM
  17. smackitdude's Avatar
    Also you have Edge data?
    Yes its an edge data
    11-01-2015 07:32 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yes its an edge data
    Why do you have such a good signal and Edge data?
    11-01-2015 07:40 PM
  19. smackitdude's Avatar
    Why do you have such a good signal and Edge data?
    Just trying save my data. Could be the edge draining the battery?
    11-01-2015 07:58 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Just trying save my data. Could be the edge draining the battery?
    I don't know, in fact I'm getting some opinions on that..
    11-01-2015 07:59 PM
  21. smackitdude's Avatar
    I don't know, in fact I'm getting some opinions on that..
    Ok then I will turn off the edge and use WiFi. Then the next day will try switching off all the data.
    11-01-2015 08:15 PM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok then I will turn off the edge and use WiFi. Then the next day will try switching off all the data.
    Ok, EDGE uses more battery.

    What I really need you to do is run it a day or two like normal, don't shut off data and have it on LTE.

    We need to see exactly how ir is doing and what it is doing.
    11-01-2015 08:24 PM
  23. MedicD's Avatar
    Does this seem like just a low signal issue? I still think I've messed something up
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    11-01-2015 11:38 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Did you top off a charge? I really need to see some Samsung battery stats. This says you used 138% of your battery..
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    11-02-2015 07:48 AM
  25. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Something interesting regarding my idle battery drain. ..

    I get less drain if I just let my phone idle over night with all the stuff on vs with airplane mode on.

    Last night with stuff on:




    The night before with airplane mode on:


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    11-02-2015 10:45 AM
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