12/14/2012, 06:06 PM
O.K., here's the situation. I'm at work, and I hear a noise from my phone that I've never heard before. I pick up the phone, and it says battery low, will shut down soon (paraphrasing). So, while attempting to shut off wi-fi, and data, to conserve power, the phone just shuts off. I also notice that the battery is quite warm. My phone has never failed to last a whole day, on a full charge, in the 6 months I've been using it......and yesterday it was dead by 2:00 pm.
I get home and throw it on the TS, and in 15 mins or so it turns on and continues charging. I get a full charge in a few hours, and take it off the TS. About 20 mins later, I notice the battery going down pretty fast, but don't think too much of it. I then go to send a text message, and after a few minutes, it's still not sent. So I close the messaging program and try to make a call. I get a "connecting" prompt, but the call never connects, and then I get a "call failed" : "no service" message. While attempting to call, I can see the Verizon Wireless banner (I'm actually on Page Plus) alternating between VW and Searching... , but it always goes back to VW and I get a few bars of reception. The battery seems to be draining quickly due to the constant searching for a signal.
I've done every kind of reset / restart / battery pull. I even doctored the phone last night, while waiting to call Page Plus today. The phone just will not make an outgoing call, or connect with 3G. Page plus tried a few tricks today, that they said sometimes work, but nothing worked.
Is my phone just dead? It's only 6 months old, and still looks brand new. Is there anything else I can try?
Should I buy another Pre 2 for $62? Should I get a Pre 3 for like $100 more? Should I dump WebOS and get a Droid 3 or Incredible 2? I'm back on my Pixi Plus for now.
Any help, or suggestions, are much appreciated.
Edit: Just to add, the phone is completely stock, with no patches or homebrew. I just have a few apps that I've had for months.