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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chris2k5, May 22, 2011.

  1. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So I don't know if this is true or not but according to a co-worker, his electric bill went up quite a bit since owning the Thunderbolt...

    Has anybody's electric bill gone up? He said it drains even while plugged in overnight so it is constantly using electric.
     



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  2. AustinTech

    AustinTech Android Enthusiast

    Oh my. Oooooooooh my.
     
  3. HookEmHorns*UT*

    HookEmHorns*UT* Well-Known Member

    +1
     
  4. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Do you two have any input on this? Can you confirm/deny it?
     
  5. HookEmHorns*UT*

    HookEmHorns*UT* Well-Known Member

    Whether this phone is charging or in a holding state at the peak of the charge it will always use electricity if it is plugged in as with all electronics that are plugged in. I highly doubt that his phone caused a spike in his electricity bill. Actually i am positive this is untrue.
     
  6. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    I lol'd when I read this!
     
  7. Silent Thunder

    Silent Thunder Well-Known Member


    Since the phone uses about 50 cents worth of electric a month I hardly think anyone could possibly notice.
     
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  8. xkingofgodzx

    xkingofgodzx Android Enthusiast

    Amazing thread we all just got punked hahaha!!! Thank you for this post. I hope you werent serious
     
  9. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    My bill got super jacked up but it could be that we are having to run the AC more and more really don't think it is from the phone
     
  10. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    My water bill went up because I wash my hands more often because I'm anal about getting the back cover of my phone dirty.....
     
  11. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Android Enthusiast

    El ohhh elllllll
     
  12. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Ummmm, same person or the weirdest thing ever??
     
  13. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    I think the second may be a troll, either that or they just don't understand the thank button and instead just copy/paste.
     
  14. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    best post of the day!! I'm gonna buy stock in the utility company since Thunderbolts are continuing to sell!
     
  15. cbj5259

    cbj5259 Newbie

    Hahahahaha...its like saying my farts are causing global warming.
     
  16. JEcht

    JEcht Member

    No you are just polluting the air with your stench :p.
     
  17. weatherwolf

    weatherwolf Newbie

    My bill went up, gotta use the A/C more to keep my thunderbolt cool during these summer months!
     
  18. Bulldog1970

    Bulldog1970 Newbie

    I have noticed the while using my phone in the car that my gas mileage has gotten worse. Also, since I've owned the T-Bolt, I have gained 50 pounds, my dog ran away, my neighbor's house burned down, and I can no longer play the piano. On a positive note, it also prevented the rapture!
     
  19. McLabia

    McLabia Android Expert

    My power bill has also gone up since I got my Bolt...then again, at the same time I bought a new 150 watt light for my uh....medicine cabinet...lol.
     
  20. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Being 100% serious, I did the same thing and it was a life saver. I was always taking the wrong medications when I reached into the cabinet blind. I would take my bipolar pills then other times I would have too many anxiety pills.
     
  21. McLabia

    McLabia Android Expert


    Ermmm...not that kinda medicine cabinet...XD lol. Prop 215/SB 420...lol.
     
  22. riosgeovanny

    riosgeovanny Member

    My power bill went up to. I think its because i charge my 2.3 jigawat battery for my delorian at home though. I need pleutonium now!!!
     
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  23. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    I had to check... nope, my bill has stayed about the same.
    It's actually like $2 cheaper this month.

    It's the thunderbolt man! it's feeding power back into the grid from those lightning bolts I tell ya! :D
     
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