1. corkie505's Avatar
    What is the benefit of putting my BB on standby?
    Is there a difference between standby and turning the phone off?
    01-09-09 06:52 PM
  2. kvaughan's Avatar
    Longer battery life.
    01-09-09 06:54 PM
  3. rachel0179's Avatar
    Saves the battery a lil more

    I use a 3rd party app called Autostandby, avail in the store here at CB, love it. Puts it intol standby for you.
    01-09-09 06:55 PM
  4. Username00089's Avatar
    Battery life by far is better.
    01-09-09 06:56 PM
  5. Pete6's Avatar
    Using Standby increases battery life a lot. Calls, emails and SMSs still come in and the screen is blanked and the keyboard locked.

    As Rachel says, get the $6 AutoStandby from AutoStandby - Save Battery Life Like Never Before | Zaventh Ventures

    Also use Options, Auto On/Off as it stops silly emails at 3AM. Mine shuts down at 23:00 and wakes up at 8:25, 1 hour later at weekends. This also increases battery life.
    01-09-09 06:59 PM
  6. skullgame45's Avatar
    And compared to Locking your BB, you eliminate the chance of placing an Emergency Call. I've done this several times and it gets quite annoying having police show up at your work place cause your phone dialed 911 by itself!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-09-09 07:00 PM
  7. Janey_G's Avatar
    And compared to Locking your BB, you eliminate the chance of placing an Emergency Call. I've done this several times and it gets quite annoying having police show up at your work place cause your phone dialed 911 by itself!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I never thought of this. I had asked a similar question earlier and was wondering what other people do.

    I have the keyboard lock as the first icon on my zen screen. I always lock the screen before I put it into my holster or pocket. I never thought of what would happen if I accidently dialed 911 before putting my phone away. I think I'll start to use standby instead. It's much safer.
    01-09-09 08:26 PM
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