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Old November 11th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today I stopped by my local Verizon Corporate store to discuss some issues I've had with my T-Bolt. Mainly I've had an issue with data dropping randomly, especially while wirelessly tethering. They told me that it's a known issue, looked it up in the system, decided that a Sim swap was the appropriate thing to do...we'll see.
I decided to ask, as I waited on the sim swap, if the Rezound batteries were available. Turn's out they had 3 in stock! I picked on up and sure enough it fits in the T-Bolt without issue. Check out my pics below.
PS: I'm currently charging and calibrating the battery right now, I'll try to update with results. Given that it's a 15% increase in capacity I'd expect numbers to align somewhere along there.













I know some people have suggested buying the 1700's, but I like having an HTC battery that lives up to it's capacity ratings. I'm not saying that there aren't some good 1700's our there, heck I had a Seidio 1750 for my DInc that was better than the stock 1300. When compared to the HTC 1500's I couldn't tell the difference.

I hope this was helpful for someone and I hope this plus the sim swap will help me get through a day!

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Yep, just thought it'd be helpful to post some pics so the good folks at home could see. Sometimes these batteries are a little big thicker. The HTC 1500 in the TP2 would fit in my DInc but I could barely get the back cover to snap closed. It would easily pop off from the extra pressure. My biggest point is that this is a great replacement that won't bulge out the back cover and screw up your LTE signal.
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Yep, just thought it'd be helpful to post some pics so the good folks at home could see. Sometimes these batteries are a little big thicker. The HTC 1500 in the TP2 would fit in my DInc but I could barely get the back cover to snap closed. It would easily pop off from the extra pressure. My biggest point is that this is a great replacement that won't bulge out the back cover and screw up your LTE signal.
I didn't even really calibrate the battery but I noticed a vast improvement. I also bought the spare battery charger so it's nice to have that. I'm thinking I'm going to get the Rezound and I've heard that putting the Thunderbolt battery in the Rezound makes the Rezound scream.
 
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I didn't even really calibrate the battery but I noticed a vast improvement. I also bought the spare battery charger so it's nice to have that. I'm thinking I'm going to get the Rezound and I've heard that putting the Thunderbolt battery in the Rezound makes the Rezound scream.
I'll try to post my results, can't wait. The battery life has really been my only complaint with this phone. It's to be expected and I knew that going in.
I have the HTC Dock and use that for an external charger.

Do you find yourself needing to swap out the battery mid-day on the 1620 or can you make it through relatively ok?
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8 hour day maybe, as long as I'm not doing a lot of 4G downloading.
 
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How much was it? I do pretty good on some days, but if I'm using 4g mine drains quick.
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How much was it? I do pretty good on some days, but if I'm using 4g mine drains quick.

$30 after my discount. htcpedia has them for $29.99 without the need for a discount.
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8 hour day maybe, as long as I'm not doing a lot of 4G downloading.
Interesting, I probably got 8 hours on my 1400....some days. Other days I'd get 6-7 if I was tethering. I'm hoping for at least 12....plus our usage levels and sync setting could be enough to reflect this differnce..
It'll be interesting to find out.
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Just ran across this. Off to order one. Thanks!
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Just ran across this. Off to order one. Thanks!
Where did you order from?
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Interesting, I probably got 8 hours on my 1400....some days. Other days I'd get 6-7 if I was tethering. I'm hoping for at least 12....plus our usage levels and sync setting could be enough to reflect this differnce..
It'll be interesting to find out.

In fairness, I was on the phone for about an hour with Verizon so that day probably wasn't the best for testing. Also, I don't want to use the battery too much in the Thunderbolt because I'm actually waiting to see if I want the Rezound so I can use it for its intended purpose.
 
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You can check htcpedia
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Just as a side note...putting the Bolt battery in the Rezound, results in a little exclamation mark on the battery in the status bar...so, looks like only a one-way ticket :P (not that I would advocate putting a SMALLER battery in the Rezound, of course). But if you have someone that got one, and you try to sneakily switch batteries, they'll likely notice it
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Just as a side note...putting the Bolt battery in the Rezound, results in a little exclamation mark on the battery in the status bar...so, looks like only a one-way ticket :P (not that I would advocate putting a SMALLER battery in the Rezound, of course). But if you have someone that got one, and you try to sneakily switch batteries, they'll likely notice it

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How did you verify this?

Some people got their Rezound as early as Thursday. But someone tested it awhile back, maybe about a month or so ago.
 
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Here are a couple of shots at 6:30pm when I got home. I was at 42%, came off the charger at 8am. I was in the woods from 1:30pm till around 6:15pm. This was all 3g, except at home I was on our network extender (1x) and on WiFi. I was actually surprised that I made it home with this much battery. I'm used to having it die on me much sooner. I actually had a spare battery with me in case, but never needed it

Here are the screen caps, remember Monday will be the true test for my normal daily usage.


FYI, I've only had 20 minutes worth of phone calls so I don't think that the 21% Voice is accurate. Most of the voice calls were earlier in the day. I did have one 4 minute phone call in the woods. I've normally seen 1% capacity loss for every 4 minutes on a call.
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How did you verify this?
Also, I'm an agent location, so when we got the Rez in the store yesterday, I swapped em to see
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I am having an issue, looking to see if anyone can confirm it and/or help me fix it. When I charge to 100% the battery display never drops. I have to reboot to see how much battery life I have left. have already wiped battery stats at full charge, cleared cache and dalvik. I have gone as far as wiping and reloading bamf 1.0.9. any input?
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I am having an issue, looking to see if anyone can confirm it and/or help me fix it. When I charge to 100% the battery display never drops. I have to reboot to see how much battery life I have left. have already wiped battery stats at full charge, cleared cache and dalvik. I have gone as far as wiping and reloading bamf 1.0.9. any input?
Try the battery calibration app on the market. The battery readings were all messed up when I did this on my first charge. Now all is normal.
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Thanks for this thread. I'm looking forward to trying out the Rezound battery.
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Got mine for $22.99 shipped from newegg. Should be here by the end of the week.
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link? I've tried searching newegg for rezound battery, htc battery, htc vigor battery etc and can't find it.
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link? I've tried searching newegg for rezound battery, htc battery, htc vigor battery etc and can't find it.
The VZ Stores have a promo, $20 off 4G phone batteries. It should cost $19.99. Here is the link for newegg.com -> Newegg.com - HTC Standard Battery for HTC Thundrbolt 2 35H00168-02M

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I have already cleared the battery stats. That's all a 'calibration app' does.
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Thanks!

What phone is this battery under on the VZW website?
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Got mine for $22.99 shipped from newegg. Should be here by the end of the week.
Wow, newegg is already out of stock!
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link? I've tried searching newegg for rezound battery, htc battery, htc vigor battery etc and can't find it.
It is out of stock.

They have a typo in the name, makes it hard to find:

Here it is on teh egg.
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Can anyone tell a difference in battery life with the rezound battery over the stock thunderbolt battery. I am considering getting one if there is noticable improvement. I am currently using the extended 2750 mah battery but would be nice to get rid of the extra weight from the extended battery. Plus if my employer discount stacks with the 20 price it might just be worth buying it.
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Can anyone tell a difference in battery life with the rezound battery over the stock thunderbolt battery. I am considering getting one if there is noticable improvement. I am currently using the extended 2750 mah battery but would be nice to get rid of the extra weight from the extended battery. Plus if my employer discount stacks with the 20 price it might just be worth buying it.
I also would like to know. I am a heavy 4G user, so you can imagine how quickly my battery drains...
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Well it's 1620 vs. 1400mAh. So....15.7% more life
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I also bought the spare battery charger so it's nice to have that.
So how do you handle the extra battery? Do you leave it charging all the time until you need it or charge it then pull it off until needed? Does it lose lcharge if not being used?
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Can anyone tell a difference in battery life with the rezound battery over the stock thunderbolt battery. I am considering getting one if there is noticable improvement. I am currently using the extended 2750 mah battery but would be nice to get rid of the extra weight from the extended battery. Plus if my employer discount stacks with the 20 price it might just be worth buying it.
Instead of having to charge the last two hours of my work day I'm able to make it home in time to throw it on the charger. It's noticeable but not fantastic...still it's better. As I've used it through the week I feel that I've gotten a better feeling of how it performs. I'd say an extra 15% over the stock battery is a good call.
I'd normally get 8-10 hours through the day and now I can go 10 - 12. I'm in 4g, no wifi, and I'm constantly checking the phone during the day. I'm not doing heavy amounts of calls or youtube.
It's just a sad fact that battery life is going to be an issue on these 4g devices. Personally I'd be ok with the 2750 as a daily driver if it the battery cover was designed better.
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Instead of having to charge the last two hours of my work day I'm able to make it home in time to throw it on the charger. It's noticeable but not fantastic...still it's better. As I've used it through the week I feel that I've gotten a better feeling of how it performs. I'd say an extra 15% over the stock battery is a good call.
I'd normally get 8-10 hours through the day and now I can go 10 - 12. I'm in 4g, no wifi, and I'm constantly checking the phone during the day. I'm not doing heavy amounts of calls or youtube.
It's just a sad fact that battery life is going to be an issue on these 4g devices. Personally I'd be ok with the 2750 as a daily driver if it the battery cover was designed better.
I have been unplugged for 16 hours and am at 67%. The Resound battery is great!! The best $20 I've spent on this phone!
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In stock now on vzw.com. $19.99 (comes up at that price in cart). Act fast!
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Arrrg! I paid 29.99 at my local Verizon store last week for it, and that was with my 25% corporate discount...guess I should have until it appeared online...

Definitely seeing a difference with this battery...also have been noticing how long it stays at "full" before starting to go down each morning as I use it...and of course the level goes down slower now than the stock battery...definitely worth the 29.99 I paid!
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I got it for around $21 after tax at a local VZW store. The guy behind the counter mentioned something about how since it was a battery for a 4G phone, it was 50% off.

I'm definitely liking this battery. It takes me about 8 hours under 4G (and wifi on but not connected) to drop down to ~55% which brings it to about 16-17 hours of life for my usage. Compared to the stock Tbolt battery, I remember it only taking about 4-6 hours for it to drop to 50% so yeah, this battery is what this phone should have come with.
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I went into a vzw store and told them "my friend" said he got it for $19.99 earlier today. After some checkign he said all 4G batteries were on sale and gave it to me for it. I usually get a discount due to my wife's employer but he said he couldn't do both so naturally went with the $20.

Said if doesn't work, I have 15 days to return it too!
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In stock now on vzw.com. $19.99 (comes up at that price in cart). Act fast!

I'm on VZW Website and I don't see the red battery for the Rezound...is it because I'm logged in and they're only gong to show TB batteries?

11-20-2011:
This afternoon I called Tech Support and ordered the Rezound battery. With the 25% Accessory Discount, it came to $21 and some change. I'm having it delivered to my job...will post my experiences with it.
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Just picked up one at the VZW store. Well.. ordered, they were out of stock so having it shipped. Can't go wrong for $20.
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Are there any other site selling this for $20 (besides newegg)? I called my local verizon store, and they said that the battery was $39.99...
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So how do you handle the extra battery? Do you leave it charging all the time until you need it or charge it then pull it off until needed? Does it lose lcharge if not being used?
Take it off when it's fully charged. It will not lose anything initially, but may drop a percent or two after it's old. Takes a long time to do that.
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Are there any other site selling this for $20 (besides newegg)? I called my local verizon store, and they said that the battery was $39.99...
Tell them to ring it up and see what price comes back.

Odds are whoever you talked to didn't know about the sale.
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Arrrg! I paid 29.99 at my local Verizon store last week for it, and that was with my 25% corporate discount...guess I should have until it appeared online...

Definitely seeing a difference with this battery...also have been noticing how long it stays at "full" before starting to go down each morning as I use it...and of course the level goes down slower now than the stock battery...definitely worth the 29.99 I paid!
Call Customer Service and they will credit your account.
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So I noticed in the past few days that my launch-day battery has been performing very poorly. Brought it into the local corporate store for a warranty replacement. I had not noticed it, but the lady in the store said that it was bulging a little bit so they would replace it without the need for a test call drain down. They didn't have any ThunderBolt batteries in stock so she said they would send me one. But I asked if she could give me a Rezound battery instead. She did't know they were the same size so she wanted to test it first to make sure it fit and that the phone turned on, which of course it did. So she happily gave me a new Rezound battery to replace my ThunderBolt battery. That's one of the reasos why I like doing business with Verizon. I only paid $10 for that battery (-25%, -$19.99 after they started sellig them to others for 50% off) and I had probably damaged the battery by draining it down too far too many times, but Verizon values its long-term relationships so they bend over backwards to keep reasonable customers happy.
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So I noticed in the past few days that my launch-day battery has been performing very poorly. Brought it into the local corporate store for a warranty replacement. I had not noticed it, but the lady in the store said that it was bulging a little bit so they would replace it without the need for a test call drain down. They didn't have any ThunderBolt batteries in stock so she said they would send me one. But I asked if she could give me a Rezound battery instead. She did't know they were the same size so she wanted to test it first to make sure it fit and that the phone turned on, which of course it did. So she happily gave me a new Rezound battery to replace my ThunderBolt battery. That's one of the reasos why I like doing business with Verizon. I only paid $10 for that battery (-25%, -$19.99 after they started sellig them to others for 50% off) and I had probably damaged the battery by draining it down too far too many times, but Verizon values its long-term relationships so they bend over backwards to keep reasonable customers happy.
I'm always glad to see VZW do something for a loyal customer. Sounds like you got away with a good deal! My battery has been hurting recently so I am tempted to take advantage of this sale myself
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Tell them to ring it up and see what price comes back.

Odds are whoever you talked to didn't know about the sale.

$39.99 is the price I seen last night, too!
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$39.99 is the price I seen last night, too!
Looks like its out of stock. Add to wishlist is the only option available. I take that back. Still 19.99 after you select device compatibility and add to cart. fyi: I might have quoted the wrong person.
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