1. bpalmer21's Avatar
    Couldnt find in FAQ.

    My BB right out of the box was lasting two days or so on one charge. Then on day I let it run all the way down to where it turned the radio off. Now it only seems to last 3/4 a day or so.

    Advice? Also why when I plug it into the wall cant it turn the radio back on and be able to use it right away?

    09-09-08 01:14 AM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    The radio off thing is normal. The phone is trying to conserve power.

    Do not let your battery down that low, it is very bad for the health
    of the battery. It is better to top it off often, running it down is not good.

    There are quite a lot of things that can affect your battery life, for
    instance signal strength. Not knowing how you use the phone makes
    it a bit hard to diagnose though.
    09-09-08 01:25 AM
  3. bpalmer21's Avatar
    I just used it for two days and let it go down once, and now its crappy.

    I text alot....

    09-09-08 01:47 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    It could be a number of issues ranging from the battery itself to
    signal strength.

    If it still under warranty consider replacing the battery and you
    really need to quantify "I text alot". I send and receive about 30
    in a month so 100 would seem like "a lot" to me. You could be way more than that. I have no idea.

    Again, try to keep it topped off. That will help immensely.

    And by the way, Welcome to CrackBerry.com
    09-09-08 02:01 AM
  5. SiZzLaX's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me.. I got about 24hours+ with sending lots of texts, BB mess, and talking.... then on about the 5th charge i let the battery die all the way now it lasts like 14hours.
    09-09-08 09:58 AM
  6. supertireguy's Avatar
    There are a number of conditions that can create extra strain/drain on the battery.

    * Incomplete initial battery charge.
    All new rechargeable electronic devices contain instructions regarding the first battery charge. It's important for rechargeable batteries to receive a full uninterrupted (8 hours or more) charge to achieve full battery life and performance.

    * Worn out battery.
    Rechargeable batteries have a limited recharge cycle lifespan. After something like 1000 charges (guessing) all rechargeable batteries begin to lose capacity.

    * Low signal strength areas.
    When you're in a low signal strength area the phone pumps up the radio output and battery drain in order to establish or maintain a connection. If you're in an area lacking good cellular coverage sometimes it's best to turn off the radio function in order to save the battery.

    * Heavy data usage.
    You may be unaware of it but some BB applications are prone to hammering the data channel in order to send/receive data. The Blackberry XM Radio application for example makes heavy use of data traffic and will drain most batteries in less than one day. I've also noticed that when a BB application has trouble with login/password info the app might try, try, try and try again hammering the data channel without success during which time the battery takes a beating.

    I think the standard Blackberry Curve battery capacity is rated at 1000mAh. There are some aftermarket battery options from Seido and others rated at 1500mAh and higher.
    Last edited by supertireguy; 09-09-08 at 02:52 PM.
    09-09-08 02:41 PM