Phone draining because I work in a bad service area

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BluAffiliate, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. BluAffiliate macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Hello all,
    I recently started a new job which has spotty service. Essentially my phone cycles through 3G, LTE, and no connection states several times a minute. This ends up draining my phone extremely quickly. It can go from 100% charge to 20% in literally a couple of hours.

    This is at a gas station so there's no wifi to connect to and I need to use the phone to stay in touch with my family. Not to mention, I often work night shift and the phone is the only source of entertainment for me. I am required to stand at the counter the whole time and there are no plugs anywhere there (company policy) so I can't keep it plugged in and charged. I am 100% positive this is the issue as it only arises when I am at work, if I have my phone at home with steady access to a tower it works fine. Please don't blame the victim.

    Anyone have this problem?
  2. TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    Yup. Had this at my office until we got Wifi this year (thank goodness!). I could be at 100% charge in the morning and literally be dead by lunch with light to moderate use. Many of us resorted to turning cellular data off (at least we could talk & text). Nothing kills a smartphone battery like a crappy data signal. :mad:

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