Originally Posted by Terabethia
Against my better judgement and knowledge, I tried out the bump charge for a week. Huge waste of my time.
Just like you are seeing, you can bump charge all day and never get anywhere. That little green light will just refuse to stay.
The "problem" (that's not really a problem) is that the phone stops charging once it's full and reverts to battery power. It does not continue to trickle charge like pretty much all dumbphones do. This is the way the phone is designed, there is nothing you can do about it.
Here's what I do. Charge the phone overnight while I am sleeping. Wake up, pull it off the charger. Within 10-15 minutes the battery indicator will catch up and will drop anywhere from 3-6%. I put it back on the charger until green again.
Bam, done. No need to turn off the phone and charge some more, then reboot the phone and charge some more, rinse and repeat. It's a waste.
FYI... unless I am really pressing my luck and pushing the phone, I can get about 36 hours with the 1500 battery.
i hate to disagree....but i must lol
i charge my phone overnight while sleeping, wake up and see it's green..take it off, yeah mine drops, usually around 8%. plug it back in while on until green again, but the SECOND i unplug it, i notice it dropping %'s again. it'll drop to 95% within a minute if i charge it while plugged in again until green.
therefore, bump charging while off is the way to do it. you say it's a waste of time for you; for me, it gives me that extra amount...however, i'm just so sick of having to shut the phone off every damn morning when in fact lately i'm waiting for important job offering calls that i DON'T want to miss or trust to voicemail! so yes, bump charging while off is quite annoying, but on my phone it definitley gives me more of a charge, wheras plugging it in while on will just continuously drop %'s when i unplug it again