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App for HTC ThunderBolt turns on and off LTE connection

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App for HTC ThunderBolt turns on and off LTE connection
While the HTC ThunderBolt has been well received by Verizon customers, even allegedly outselling the Apple iPhone 4 in many of Big Red's stores, as we reported, one area that needs improvement is the battery life on the Android device. Connecting to Verizon's LTE network is becoming a fast battery drain on the phone. In response, TeamAndIRC has developed an app called LTE OnOFF that will disconnect the ThunderBolt from the Verizon LTE pipeline.

Some of the comments on the Android Market, where you can find the app to download for free, rave about how the software was able to increase the life of the handset's battery. And while Verizon is expected to provide a software fix of its own, until it becomes available, downloading LTE OnOFF puts you in control over the phone's connectivity and just might let you squeeze some extra life out of the device's power cell.

source: AndroidMarket via AndroidandMe

LTE OnOFF allows you to turn the LTE connection for the HTC ThunderBolt on and off to save battery life

LTE OnOFF allows you to turn the LTE connection for the HTC ThunderBolt on and off to save battery life


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posted on 03 Apr 2011, 13:39 1

1. rock8steady (unregistered)


Definitely gives me a couple more hours. I tested it yesterday on cdma (auto). Also gave me a chance to test the difference between 4g and 3g speeds. Twice as fast as 3g is a good approximation for 4g.

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 16:12 1

8. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Not sure, but I get better battery by just leaving it alone rather then using this app. Personal opinion, don't shoot the messenger. :)

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 14:40

2. D2balla (unregistered)


Or you can just do *#*#(info)#*#*

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 14:59 2

3. tedkord (Posts: 4486; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


There's no need to curse.

Jeez, whatta mouth on that guy.

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 15:43 1

4. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


this is so going to Funk up your phone :O

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 15:39 2

6. Misanthropos (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


agreed. don't you think the phone should come with the option by default anyways? how does that make sense?

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 20:04 2

5. kocho (unregistered)


Thanks. Always appreciate updates on the Thunderbolt. This app is nice since it has the pop-up if you forget which settings to change.

Network, by Phillip Mangelow----- it does the same thing, but without the pop up.

Phone info, by SC@Taiwan------ Gets into broader settings, where you can go into phone. Can also look into battery details.

posted on 04 Apr 2011, 18:28 1

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


LMAO someone is doing the thumbsdown spree x) (not me, no sarcasm)

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