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View Poll Results: How often do you need to reboot your cell phone?
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Often (1-3+ times/week) 8 votes (18.60%)
Moderate (1-3+ times/month) 14 votes (32.56%)
Rare (1-3+ times/year) 7 votes (16.28%)
Never (only when dropped and battery goes flying off...) 14 votes (32.56%)
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How often do you "reboot" your cell phone?
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rickey939
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Sep 24, 2006, 08:01 AM
 
I dropped my cell phone to the ground, again, and it turned off so I had to power it back up. I cannot recall the last time I physically shut the thing down on my own and powered it back up. I guess that is a good thing, but it got me wondering how often do you reboot your cell phone?
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 08:45 AM
 
I restart mine often, not because it crashes but because I want to make sure it's not going to annoy me in class or else the battery is low and I want to conserve it.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 09:02 AM
 
I turn mine off two or three times a day. When I'm home I do NOT carry the thing around unless I'm expecting a call on it so it's off most of the time. While I'm out during the day I have it on most of the time.

I distrust the quality of cell phone OSs, so I expect memory leaks and such to occur; a phone that you must depend on should not be left on 24/7 just because of this. Now if someone ever comes up with a "five nines," mission-critical reliability cell phone OS, that will alter my thinking, but that's not going to happen any time soon.

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Sep 24, 2006, 09:51 AM
 
Used to have a Treo 650, which rebooted (spontaneously!) one or two times a day.
Now I have a RAZR, and it's much happier.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 09:54 AM
 
Only when I go to church or the movie theater.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 10:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777
Only when I go to church or the movie theater.
Yeah, I don't need to restart my phone a few times a week, but I do anyway. I shut it off at least once a week, for meetings or movies or whatever. I prefer shutting it off than leaving it on vibrate mode sometimes, especially for movies.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 10:26 AM
 
Only when it decides to spontaneously turn itself off.

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Sep 24, 2006, 10:47 AM
 
Need to: 1-3 times a year (when I'm tinkering)
Do: 3-5 times a week. I just don't want to have it going off during a lunch meeting, etc.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 02:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777
Only when I go to church or the movie theater.
No "Silence All" feature on your phone?
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 02:46 PM
 
I only turn my phone off if I am tinkering or just fiddling with the phone and taking it apart.

It's on vibrate 98% of the time as I can hear the vibration and don't need the ringer.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 02:51 PM
 
i usually leave it on vibrate during class, movies, and rehearsals. the other times its on level 7 so that i can hear it...granted i dont get to many calls :/

anyways, i usually only have to charge mine once a week

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Sep 24, 2006, 03:37 PM
 
My Treo 650 locks up on average once a month, so it needs a reboot then.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 03:42 PM
 
never - unless I'm flying or in a hospital or changing the SIM card in a foreign land. Otherwise I just make it quiet. Quicker that way.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 03:49 PM
 
Mine's always on vibrate (can't hear it, but can feel it in my pocket), so I don't need to turn it off. I can't remember the last time it was off, actually.

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Sep 24, 2006, 07:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939
No "Silence All" feature on your phone?
I think that despite the advent of Silence features and various levels of vibrating or non-audible alerts, a lot of people still distrust these to actually work as intended.

And in certain situations, no one wants to be the idiot who has a cell phone going off, regardless of whether they think their phone is silenced or not.
Here's to the crazy ones..
     
rickey939  (op)
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Sep 24, 2006, 07:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by ehjay
I think that despite the advent of Silence features and various levels of vibrating or non-audible alerts, a lot of people still distrust these to actually work as intended.

And in certain situations, no one wants to be the idiot who has a cell phone going off, regardless of whether they think their phone is silenced or not.
Well, I hope people test the feature out before going out into the real-world and waiting for disaster to happen. I know I did and now having nothing to worry about. Works flawlessly.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 10:10 PM
 
I agree, and have done the same, but such is the way of the people.
Here's to the crazy ones..
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 10:16 PM
 
My phone is utterly silent when on "Silent," and it vibrates (only vibrates) when on "Vibrate." What's to distrust? I think more of an issue is the user distrusting that they will NOTICE the vibration.

Of course one MUST actually make the setting change, instead of just thinking about it... Or getting all the way through it but not clicking on "OK" or something else. But that's life, eh?

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Sep 24, 2006, 10:25 PM
 
Along these lines:

What antivirus app are you using for your cellphone ?
What spam and adware blocker ?

Oh, no, wait, I'll ask again in 2 years.

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Sep 24, 2006, 10:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by ehjay
I think that despite the advent of Silence features and various levels of vibrating or non-audible alerts, a lot of people still distrust these to actually work as intended.
Haha, I can't even count the number of times I've heard people accidentally change the volume on their Motorola phones (makes a distinct sound).

I only turn mine off/reboot it when I
- am going to be out of service range for a while.
- know I won't be needing it for a while (including not even wanting to be disturbed by a silent-mode call).
- have to, like on an airplane.
- am servicing it (firmware updates, etc.). This is almost never.
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Sep 24, 2006, 11:34 PM
 
I have had my current LG phone for a good 2 years now, and I have never once shut it down. My phone is with me 24/7/365. No reason to... it works fine without "rebooting"
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Sep 24, 2006, 11:49 PM
 
I have a windows mobile phone hence I restart the dam thing once a day.
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Sep 24, 2006, 11:59 PM
 
What if I don't have one?

But I do like killing people who use them when they're shopping.
     
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Sep 25, 2006, 12:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by D. S. Troyer
What if I don't have one?
You don't vote.
     
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Sep 25, 2006, 01:04 AM
 
Only when my SymbianOS-powered cellphone decided to crash and having no data network on my Sidekick.
     
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Sep 25, 2006, 11:26 AM
 
Samsung... Never
BlackBerry... Once a Week
Nokia... Never
Sony Ericsson... < Once a Month
Motorola... Once a Week
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Sep 25, 2006, 11:35 AM
 
Only when I find it off. So, like never.
     
   
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