>I also had it in a basement
>restaurant the other day, switched on with no signal so constantly
>searching I presume, and it survived and I could even use it for email on
>the train on the way home.
In fact when there isn't any signal, the handset doesn't consume more
power than under best conditions. It just waits and listens, once a
signal appears, it 'handshakes' at full power and then gradualy
decreases the power level to the optimum (you would see it as growing
The worst case is when you have signal strength that barely covers the
minimum - then the handset has to constantly transmit at full power. I'm
not sure if you can emulate these conditions.
Received on Wed Jan 21 10:58:01 2004