Originally Posted by Mr. Ed
Where in Texas are you? I would love to try and trouble shoot this
unfortunately it sounds like a bad phone though.
And it sounds much like an issue that would be caused by another theory of mine... that somewhere in the circuitry of the phone is a piece of the power supply that is responsible for delivering regulated voltage to the battery. Somehow I'm reasonably convinced that this charge/power supply circuit has to be the source of the problem.