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Thread: Extend Battery Life by changing the slot cycle index!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighap
    Has anybody actually noticed any battery life difference?
    not sure yet but I've been messing around with setting it to 0 to see if there is a differance between 1,2,3 etc... and 0 seems to ring right away when I call my cellphone from another number, within half a ring to the first ring. but when I set it to something else other then 0 it takes a bit longer. my guess is that 0 won't save me much on battery power

    but I'm going to set it to 3 for 3 weeks and see how it goes...?

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    For the VX 9800 v2, is this related to the "slot mode" option from the service menu?

    With clam open, goto menu, hit "0", 000000,
    Choose option 11 (battery test). Choose option 2: "Slot Mode Setting".

    ??-T.O.

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    slot cycle is the setting which controls the length of a slot.
    a slot is simply how often your phone comes out of standby to check for a new page.

    slot cycle 0 is 1.28 seconds
    slot cycle 1 is 2.56 seconds
    slot cycle 2 is 5.12 seconds
    slot cycle 3 is 10.24 seconds
    the longest slot cycle is 7 (something like ~170 seconds)

    the main advantage of setting your phone to a shorter slot cycle
    is your phone will have a greater chance of receiving a call before it's forward to your voicemail.
    but, of course, your battery's standby time will suffer.

    in reverse, if your lengthen your slot cycle, you will have a greater oppertunity to miss calls.

    i would like to note however, the local network your phone is communicating with will ultimately decide your slot cycle (it can override the phones settings). The longest cycle allowed is usually 2.
    soo, if you set your's to 3, it will more than likely be overridden.
    heck, even if it was set to 0, it could be changed by the network..

    basically, what i'm trying to say is, change it on your phone if you want, but don't be fooled into thinking it's going to work wonders on battery life because it's not that easy.

    ..i changed the slot cycle on my vx9800 from 1 to 2 (wishful thinking). haven't really noticed much of a difference. then again, i do have an extended battery.
    Last edited by kidaquarius; 04-24-2006 at 08:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangOrang
    For the VX 9800 v2, is this related to the "slot mode" option from the service menu?

    With clam open, goto menu, hit "0", 000000,
    Choose option 11 (battery test). Choose option 2: "Slot Mode Setting".

    ??-T.O.
    if you turn it to 'no' your phone will set the slot cycle to 0..
    this has the potential to kill your battery's standby time because the phone will be looking for a page every ~1 second.

    just keep it to 'yes' to be safe.
    Last edited by kidaquarius; 04-24-2006 at 09:26 AM.

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    I changed my slot cycle to slot 3 as of right now im recieving phone calls with out a problem and will let you know how the battery life is doing in a couple of days
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    Quote Originally Posted by GETxERxDONE
    im having the same problem..but when it restarted i went back in and now under the title that says NAM1 Name it says NAM2 dunno if i just changed the name or what
    I decided to try this also and it seems to work fine. I tried calling my phone a couple of times and did not see any issues yet...but I will try it for a while. But I think you are not clicking the MORE> softkey when the NAM1 comes up. You don't press edit, press MORE> then OK on a bunch of other items until the Slot Cycle comes up with a 1 as the only thing under it. The press 3 to change it. Click OK and the phone will reset.
    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecavemankevin
    ok, once in service mode:
    ESN: hit the OK button or the left soft button that also selects OK
    Phone number(MDN): ok
    Phone number(MIN): Ok
    NAM1 Home SID: ok
    NAM1 Name: Make sure you hit the OK button in the middle of your directional arrows
    NAM1 Completed: now select "More" the right hand soft button
    Service Code: OK
    Hit ok through the next 18 menues (if i counted right) until you get to "Slot Cycle Index" Once here on your number pad hit whatever you want to enter and hit ok, then hit end. the phone will reboot and boom....you're done!
    Thanks for the post. We'll see how this affects the battery life.

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    Does anyone know how to do this on Motorola phones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyE
    Does anyone know how to do this on Motorola phones?
    I think the service activation menu would be the same.

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    Well I think enough time has passed for SOMEONE to be able to let us know if all this work is REALLY worth it. Any takers?
    HERE WE GO STEELERS...HERE WE GO!!!

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    i don't see the slot cycle option

    its not under battery test or service prg?

    i'd like to get more life out of my battery so, if someone knows how to do it then please tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinvam
    i don't see the slot cycle option

    its not under battery test or service prg?

    i'd like to get more life out of my battery so, if someone knows how to do it then please tell me
    Rule #1
    read the whole thread.
    the process discussed extensively..

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    thanks i got it, the part i missed was you have to press OK after leaving the NAM1 name the same

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    My 8100 was set to it's default state of "1", and I was having problems receiving calls.

    A call to customer service said it was a software isue, and that I needed to take my phone in.

    I changed it to "0" instead of "1", and that solved my issues.

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    Hmm... worth a shot.

    Nice tip!

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