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  1. TheFrigz

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    In my new dorm, the cell service is shit. As a result, it is not uncommon for me to lose 40-50 percent of my battery overnight just from searching for service (all radios turned off). So my question is, if i turn my phone off at night so the battery doesn't drain, or put it into airplane mode, will I receive any and all messages that were sent to me when I turn my phone back on/turn airplane mode back off?
     

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    Yes you will.


     
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    You'll get them when you wake up, but what if you're missing booty calls by going into airplane mode at night. When I was in college the last thing I'd do is have my phone off in the middle of the night, lol.
     
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    hahah, i suppose, but i usually have my phone on silent anyway so it wouldn't make a huge difference
     
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    On a serious note the signal for the phone's radio usually doesn't drain as much battery. It's the data radios that can burn you. I would suggest keeping the phone active(no airplane mode) and just disable 4G and the mobile network.
     
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    Keeping on that serious note, I did mention that I turn off all radios before I go to bed in the original post. :p

    EDIT- then again i think much of the problem comes from switching to and from roaming, so perhaps if i look at the roaming settings i can minimize the loss of battery
     
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    I guess I misread your post. Yeah if you are roaming for voice coverage that will kill your battery too. Maybe just leave the phone plugged in at night? Or if shutting the phone off or leaving in airplane mode isn't a hardship, you could go that route. Not that I'm adding much to what you already thought up. Sorry
     
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    The guy at the sprint store told me that leaving the phone plugged in overnight could lead to overcharging. Is this valid or can i do this?
     
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    If your worried about the battery drain, you could pay the $2 and download from the market, RoamControl. It allows you to force your phone into Roam Mode so your signal should be better. You should know that if you miss a call while in Roam Mode, and the caller leaves a voicemail message, you will not get notification of that message until you go back to normal Sprint service.




     
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    He if full of crap. Once your phone is fully charged, it stops charging and drains until about 95%, then it starts charging again. It does that so there is no chance of over charging. This is also the reason that people experience on occasion the quick 10% drop in battery life after only a short time off the charger. Basically, unless your watching the phone and see the charge light turn from Red to Green and then immediately pull it off the charger at 100% charge, you risk pulling it off the charger somewhere between 95% and 100%, and if your unlucky like me, chances are when you finally notice the charge light is green, the charge is closer to 95% so within 30 minutes your all of a sudden at 89% giving the impression of quick battery drain.

    I have bought a marketplace program called Battery Indicator that works well to display battery life in 1% increments and also allows you to disable the "swipe up" lock screen if you like, and most importantly for me it has an alarm that can be turned on to notify you when the phone hits 100% charge. I have an obnoxious tone that plays so I can always hear it and pull it off the charger right when it is fully charged.



     
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    As Todd stated our phones are set up to not overcharge, so you would be fine.
     
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    Ah ok then. It's amazing how sprint reps all seem to say different things. All this time I've been charging my phone before going to bed, now I know I can just let it charge overnight with no problems for the battery, thanks guys.
     
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    This hasn't been the case with any battery charger since the mid-90s. Even the chinese build overcharging protection in their cheap knock off products.

    The sprint store guy should have known better. All their display models are on a charger 24/7.
     
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    LOL! That is very true.
     
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