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By Mindspin_311, Senior Member on 12th August 2014, 03:40 AM
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Only thing I can think changed was cell signal strength. Thoughts?
 
 
12th August 2014, 03:47 AM |#2  
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yea, its been published in several articles about how people get better battery life on tmobiles network than on any other http://m.blog.laptopmag.com/tmobile-...r-battery-life

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While we don't know for certain why T-Mobile phones last longer on a charge, there are some strong possibilities. T-Mobile's network could be more efficient at sending and receiving data because of the bands it uses, or maybe there are far fewer customers on its LTE network, easing the strain. Another possibility is that T-Mobile tends to pre-load less bloatware on its flagship devices relative to the other carriers.

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Actually, Im going the opposite direction it seems

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12th August 2014, 04:33 AM |#4  
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What about family mobile or metro pcs
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Actually, Im going the opposite direction it seems

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do you get good tmobile signal in your area? when i'm at home where signal is strong i lose about 3% a day with wifi on. when i'm outside where signal is like 1 bar, battery drains noticeably fast.

another possibility i've thought about is my paranoia
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do you get good tmobile signal in your area? when i'm at home where signal is strong i lose about 3% a day with wifi on. when i'm outside where signal is like 1 bar, battery drains noticeably fast.

another possibility i've thought about is my paranoia

I checked this morning, my phone is telling me -93dBm at home. At work, Im at -96 to -100dBm. Per this link, its OK, but not great.

http://www.tested.com/tech/android/5...ndroid-phones/
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What was your signal dBm on your previous carrier?
12th August 2014, 04:08 PM |#9  
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What was your signal dBm on your previous carrier?

I honestly cant remember
12th August 2014, 08:43 PM |#10  
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I honestly cant remember

Then you can't really say why battery life has gotten worse. It could be that your signal was much better then what you currently get on T-Mobile. The biggest battery drain is a poor signal. You good have had 75-85 dBm on your previous carrier which is pretty much as battery friendly as being on Wi-Fi is.
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Currently 105 at my desk at work. That must be it.

Data speeds are awesome, but maybe signal strength is just less than Sprint. Even though coverage overall is good.

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