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Old 26 January 2010, 04:28   #81
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John by the sound of things I think you might be needing one of these:

http://www.firebox.com/product/2534/...286&via=nlprod

Can't have you running out of juice half way through the seduction now can we?

I've actually found that I don't often run the battery down to 0% in a day, and just get into the habit of charging it each night. It's certainly a long way from my old Nokia that would go for almost a week between charges, but it's a lot more than just a phone too.

If I need more power I would probably get a PortaPow USB Battery - less than half the price for almost twice the power.
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Old 26 January 2010, 08:34   #82
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If I need more power I would probably get a [URL="http://www.portablepowersupplies.co.uk/usbliionbatterypack.htm"
PortaPow USB Battery[/URL] - less than half the price for almost twice the power.

Yes that looks like I better idea especially if you are away from the mains for the weekend. I think the option I found would have been better if it was part of a protective case rather than just a clip-on addition.
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I've actually found that I don't often run the battery down to 0% in a day, and just get into the habit of charging it each night. It's certainly a long way from my old Nokia that would go for almost a week between charges, but it's a lot more than just a phone too.

If I need more power I would probably get a PortaPow USB Battery - less than half the price for almost twice the power.
You know .. thats one feature I really miss from my Blackberry .. the auto on off function where you set up an on and off time for weekdays and weekends, it works beutifully and really saves on battery useage. Also it stops any spam calls at 7 am on a Sunday interfering with your cosy lie in
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For all the slick interface with bells and whistles, there are still things like this that should be on the iPhone.

Another one is call management where you can send individual callers, or any calls with blocked line ID, or just unknown numbers, straight to voicemail. I had that on a Nokia (or it could have been an old XDA) five or more years ago. Can't even get an app that does it on the iPhone.
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Another one is call management where you can send individual callers, or any calls with blocked line ID, or just unknown numbers, straight to voicemail.

If you double click the on/off button on the top of the phone this does the trick
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Actually I normally just leave it on silent!
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Ok for serious business users .. the 3GS is going in the bin unless I can find a way to sort out the mess that is 'contacts' , Ive said before only two options to sort contacts ie first name last name, or last name first name is just not good enough

Silky O/S aside and the fact its got all my 'toons' on it wont save it from the dark phone hell that is the drawer in my desk muhaha ... this phone will make me crash when trying to call someone .. the phonebook implementation is garbage.. so I'm asking here if anyone syncs with anything other than outlook.... which I hate anyway that might help me get around the problem

Also switching Blue tooth on and off takes about 4 screen presses /configs to activate and its a pain cos it keeps trying to share media via blue tooth thereby fooking with your hands free connectiuon for the phone, although maybe thats just the oem connector cable to the head unit in my vehicle, but I doubt it. The Blackberry didnt have a problem, but then it didnt have all my music in it

Overall its a nice phone .. but if you need to dial up someone quick and swap vehicles and bluetooth connections think again .. lack of contact support is unbelievable .. I assumed it was so good at everything this rudimentary item would be a given .. not so
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Muz - I don't own one - but I know a few people who do, including some who have huge contact lists, so I am sure that there must be an app to make it easy...

...but I'm not clear what functionality you are looking for? maybe I'm confused cos' I only have about 20 contacts in my phone, and I only have 2 names!
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and I only have 2 names!
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Muz - I don't own one - but I know a few people who do, including some who have huge contact lists, so I am sure that there must be an app to make it easy...
I'm guessing there must me too .. I have about 480 odd which in the blackberrys.. let you display in more formats ,.. each of those contacts could contain land lines mobiles faxes or emails. The problem is that there are some companies I use who I dont know any contacts, but other companies I use where I only use the known contact, but what ever is my preferred 'tag' in a blackberry,.. the phone lets me use that .. for the contact

I just spent 2 hours tonight formatting my outlooks contact database to be in a way in which I thought the iphone would use it and see it as a fist name second name option etc etc but it didnt work, so .. and this is the crucial bit .. outlooks default fields are not mapped to the iphones default fields.

Towards the end of my outlook formatting .. a nasty feeling came over me that apple are hardly the best of microsofts bedfellows and heyy look what happened I'm sure I could work it out and manually configure it.. but if the software in the phone was up to the job ,.. it would do it for me

*edit* Even my old Nokia N95 let you have fist name , last name or vice versa and 'company' as a default choice .. none of which was as good as the blackberry, but at this level it makes the iphone contacts as useable as a giveaway phone, free from Tesco with with a 2 for one offer on andrex toilet rolls .. however I shall reserve judgement untill I have scoured the app world and google,.. just in case
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