Well it is absolutely true that I don't know what I'm talking about, but I have done a lot of reading on this forum and am doing my best to understand. I have everything that sucks battery turned off when I'm not using it. I don't let anything sync automatically. My husband and son got EVO's the same day and their batteries drain as fast as mine, so I wouldn't think it's a bad battery. I feel like the sentiment is "Well, of course your battery is draining fast; you are USING the phone! You aren't supposed to use it; you're just supposed to keep everything turned off." This morning I unplugged the phone at 6:15 a.m. I dropped my husband off at a triathlon and headed off to Starbucks, using my phone (GPS on) to get me there. I read news, checked facebook, texted, and in general USED the features of the phone. by 10:00 a.m. I was down to 11% battery. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.