Yea, this radio is definitely more temperamental than other phones I have used. This is my first moto, not sure if this is common with their radios or not.
Can you enable airplane mode while in your lab? If the signal is blocked, then I imagine they don't want you on your phone anyways... Maybe set up a tasker protocol to enable airplane mode by gps location or use a tag... Obviously, you would have to manually turn off airplane mode when you leave.
But a direct solution to the poor signal drain would be preferable... Luckily, I rarely, if ever, suffer from this.
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