reply to elefante72
Re: I'd love to dump SMS....
said by elefante72:I've had more cell phones than I can remember but two favorites stick out in my mind, both because of battery life: The Motorola V195 and V9M.
If we miss a night of smartphone charging the next day is a nightmare
The former was an extremely basic GSM flip phone. Out of the box with the stock battery it had >8 hours of talk time. The latter was not particularly impressive out of the box, but I found an aftermarket 2,000mAh battery for it, and holy smokes! 10+ hours of talk time and more than three weeks of standby time on a single charge.
I've managed to adapt to the power hogging smartphone by making liberal use of my car charger and keeping the phone plugged in at all times other than when it's on my waist. Even so, I really miss the days when I could go weeks without thinking about charging my phone or having to limit my use while away from a charger. Hell, I'd settle for two days of normal use without having to charge it....