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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Needforspeed, Sep 19, 2011.

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    Also can sprint cancel my account if I have it on roam only too long?
     

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    Personally, I think you'll find your battery much better if you just toggle off 3g when you are not using it.

    Also, from what I have read on here, if you roam more than half of your data, then they can blast you.
     
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    I was just reading a thread earlier about Sprint and roaming...according to that other thread, after 300MB, Sprint sends a letter alerting you that you are roaming way too much.

    Such is the case with 3G as I have heard where if you go over 5GB in a month, they look into your account and if you've been downloading torrents, using it for tether without a tether plan, or something illegal or against their guidelines, they will terminate you...I've only heard that but never actually experienced it for myself. I have also heard that 4G is the only one that truly has unlimited where you can go over 5GB and not have them harass you. Obviously due to the fact that 4G is not available in most areas. But...all above is rumor and usually debatable amongst us so don't take it word for word as truth.
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    As for roaming a battery life...if you are that concerned with battery life, I would suggest doing as 9to5 suggested and just toggling off 3G when not in use. I can say for sure that using 4G will run your battery low whether or not you have 4G coverage.

    To determine when is a good time to toggle 3G off, do it when you are not connected to the internet or not using apps that require network access such as Gun Bros. where you play with people online. If you have apps that alert you of messages/etc. such as the Yahoo Mail app or your Gmail app, I would suggest either only allowing those to refresh as you request them or allow them to refresh every 3 hours or something.

    Also look into dimming your backlight or using auto-dim if you want to save a little extra battery. Don't pull out your phone every couple of minutes to do stuff and then turn it back off and then back on continuously. Also try not having apps that take up large amounts of RAM such as a Android Task Manager or a live wallpaper or widgets that connect to the network. These are heavy battery-guzzlers. The way to find out which apps take up the most RAM is to go into your Settings>Applications>Running Services/Apps. There you should see apps that take up RAM and memory. These apps should either not be opened, not allowed to refresh continuously throughout the day, or be deleted to preserve battery life. Also try avoiding apps that move a lot such as video apps like YouTube or ones with heavy graphics like Gun Bros.

    Just some extra tips if you want to get the most from your battery.
     
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