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  1. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Those battery's dont cost them jack but charge you $49 for it in their store. It isnt going to break them. And i was using the $5 data plan on my iPhone.
     

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  2. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am hoping my ebay battery works better today after it ran down and being recharged. There are batteries on ebay for cheap straight from Hong Kong. Mine was $3.27 and they have deals for two batteries with a wall charger for $13.00. Some saying they are working well. Im conducting my test today after it charges up again.


    Here is one that is even cheaper http://cgi.ebay.com/2x-1500mah-BATTERY-CHARGER-Samsung-Vibrant-T959-/110576520664?pt=PDA_Accessories
     
  3. Elite GunnerX

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    Please let us know your results. I also bought the 13 dollar charger...
     
  4. SamsungVibrant

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    i would be scared those batteries would surge, and mess up my phone
     
  5. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    They have Samsung's name on them. Made in same country and same specs. Mine is not that particular battery in the link. It is very much like the stock battery but is more white than grey.
     
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  7. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    those are conterfiet batteries, lol just because it says samsung on it, doesn't mean its really a samsung battery!
     
  9. robo21

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    I think you mean "counterfeit," lol, and perhaps they are, I didn't realize that was a seller outside of the US. In the US it would be very, very risky to sell counterfeit goods on ebay. The FBI or local law enforcement would be all over it.
     
  10. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If they work fine then counterfeit or not, who cares. It is $4.75. You want to pay $49 at T-Mobile for the same battery, then have at it. I bet that is where T-Mobile gets them.

    In fact i have some friends that own a iPhone repair store in Sacramento and they get ALL their parts from China and or Hong Kong. From th digitizer, the glass right on down to the camera and batteries. Afterall, that is where iPhones are made.

    Our phone is made in Korea so i dont get the worry.
     
  11. SamsungVibrant

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    ummm thanks for correcting my obvious spelling mistake. also ebay is full of counterfeit products, especially counterfeit prada, louis vutton, ray bans, etc, yes all from USA sellers.

    Additionally, if you had not heard, Assurion insurance company was giving customers counterfeit Blackberry batteries, they recently got caught.

    Also the FBI have better things to do, and local law enforcement in many counties are strapped for cash. That is why in many counties the PD is closing down, due to lack of funding, and sherif is taking over, since their overhead costs are less. Trust me, the local law enforcement can't afford to police ebay.

    Anyways, that is getting off topic, but if you believe the 4 dollar hong kong battery is really a samsung, thats your choice to believe so.
     
  12. saamlee92

    saamlee92 Well-Known Member

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    and how do you exactly know if its counterfeit?
     
  13. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You dont know but it is a battery and Samsung makes more than just that go in the phone itself. All these battery's are made in the same country and for $4, ill give it a try instead of paying $49 in our ripoff stores here in the USA.

    Oh and my battery life App says it is running at 3707 mV & 87.8 degrees at the moment. It does fluctuate some.
     
  14. robo21

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    I think that's a good idea. Some of the best batteries I've ever purchased have come directly from China. I bought them directly from a manufacturer that makes custom lithium ion batteries.

    When you receive the new one, compare it to the original that came with the Vibrant and please post your findings. For $5 delivered how wrong can you go?
     
  15. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Agree and my original and other look exatly the same except the the original is more grey and black and the ebay one is more white and black.

    Original says G9, new one says G7. Specs, writing, where made and whatnot is all the same. Only difference is the G numbers, and S/N and date made. Original was made 7/2/10, ebay one was made 6/28/10.
     
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    There have been cell phone battery recalls. Hard to gauge the actual risk but it's not zero.
     
  17. robo21

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    There you go... Any noticeable difference in performance?
     
  18. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yesterday it didnt do real well but i got it right out of the box and it was at 64% and i charged it up from there and used it. Was at 40% whe i went to bed and i left it on and this morning it was dead. Charged it up from dead and turned it on at noon and it is at 43% right now but im going to let er die again and charge it again.
    Thats what the T-Mobile people told me to do so after the second one it is supposed to be better. It is a little better today than yesterday since ive used it more today than i did yesterday.

    So tomorrow night ill have a better indication after using it all day as normal during work which is where imo will be my indicator of use for me.
     
  19. robo21

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    True enough, Dell had some laptop batteries that burst into flames. However, the phone is under warranty for a year anyway.
     
  20. robo21

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    Okay, please keep us posted and if you smell something burning turn your phone off... LOL. :eek: Just kidding, I don't expect there will be a problem.
     
  21. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK, i may have an issue. When it went to about 30% it just shut off and when i plugged it in and see where it was at thru the settings, it just said battery critically low. So it may shut off on me at work which i dont want.

    EDIT** Battery life App says it is 1%,,,Hmmm, well for $3.27, it is a spare. Ill call T-Mobile soon and try and get another.
     
  22. robo21

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    That's not good. Thanks for the update. I guess you get what you pay for. Even so, just to rule out a defective battery you may want to contact the ebay seller and see what, if anything, they are willing to do. What are his ratings?
     
  23. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    6339 feedbacks, he has a 98.9 rating.

    Sent him an email.
     
  24. robo21

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    A replacement might be available, they generally like to keep their ratings positive. :)
     
  25. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yep, he got back to me already and said a replacement will be sent:)
     

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