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Old 03.05.2015, 21:28
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Battery doesn't last with Salt

Has anyone else noticed that their cell phone battery life SUCKS now that Orange is Salt? My husband & I both noticed that our batteries drain 3-4X faster now. Is there something they have done that I can change?
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Old 03.05.2015, 21:36
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

I haven't noticed any difference personally and my son says he thinks his lasts longer now.
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Has anyone else noticed that their cell phone battery life SUCKS now that Orange is Salt? My husband & I both noticed that our batteries drain 3-4X faster now. Is there something they have done that I can change?
Now that you mention, actually yes. Not sure what could cause it but it definetly feels that there is difference (was thinking that i may have just imagined it or that i just used more heavier apps lately)
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Old 03.05.2015, 22:08
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

Do you think it is because Orange was acidic and Salt is alkaline?

That could affect the battery connections.

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Old 03.05.2015, 22:09
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

No surprise. Salt is a pretty poor electrolyte for batteries.
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Old 03.05.2015, 22:12
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Has anyone else noticed that their cell phone battery life SUCKS now that Orange is Salt? My husband & I both noticed that our batteries drain 3-4X faster now. Is there something they have done that I can change?
If your using Android phones, you can go to Settings, then Battery to see which applications and functions are using most battery.

If it's a network drain, then Cell Standby and Phone Idle will be high (%age) up the list.
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Old 03.05.2015, 22:15
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

Pepper ?
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Old 03.05.2015, 22:17
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No ..... vinegar.
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Old 03.05.2015, 22:35
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

It should actually be better for battery life as 'Salt' is shorter than 'Orange' there are two less letters for your screen to display.

How on earth could the change of name have any effect on the battery life??
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Has anyone else noticed that their cell phone battery life SUCKS now that Orange is Salt? My husband & I both noticed that our batteries drain 3-4X faster now. Is there something they have done that I can change?
Best is to call their customer service, record the call and post it on EF - so that we all can enjoy it.
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

salt causes rust
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I haven't noticed any difference personally and my son says he thinks his lasts longer now.
Funnily enough, I went to bed yesterday evening and only then did I realize that I hadn't charged my iphone the previous night... so my last charge lasted two days! And I did find it quite strange as it has never happened before
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

My battery life is the same, still crapple with Apple
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

It's not as strange as it sounds of course. If the phone is struggling to maintain signal, searching, switching from 3g to 4g or any combination of those then yes the battery is affected.

So the name change makes no difference but if they are doing changes to the network itself, then yes.
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Old 04.05.2015, 11:23
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

The network name has reverted back to Orange CH on my iPad

Change of heart?
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The network name has reverted back to Orange CH on my iPad

Change of heart?
It's been flipping backwards and forwards between the two for several days on my phone.
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Old 04.05.2015, 11:42
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

Mine says orange right now, but it flips back and forth too. My battery life is unchanged.
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

oh i see. i was wondering what the "orange is the new salt" ads meant. thought it was some dumb hipster-art project.
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Old 04.05.2015, 13:03
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Re: Battery doesn't last with Salt

My Samsung sucks the battery dry since I installed the latest Android OS update
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It should actually be better for battery life as 'Salt' is shorter than 'Orange' there are two less letters for your screen to display.

How on earth could the change of name have any effect on the battery life??
I have a theory, but it might be bollocks.

Currently it seems as if only parts of the network have been "unpgraded" with the new name, hence this flicking backwards and forwards with the network name. A phone, I believe, will generally try to use it's home network, which may mean it's attempting to keep locked onto a weak orange signal, despite there being a perfectly good salt signal available.

If this was the case it would cause the phone to ramp up the power to the radios in order to keep locked on. The phone would switch to salt only in the event that it couldn't find a useable orange signal. This would end up draining the battery a lot faster.

Your location in relation to the cell base stations would play a lot in terms of if you're affected by battery drain or not.

As soon as the salt roll out has been completed then the problems with the battery should stop.

That's my theory anyway.
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