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Anonymous
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May 23, 2005 4:51:55 AM

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With my old phone (Samsung sch 3500), I can put the phone on the desktop
charger and switch the phone on and make a call. Similarly, I can use
the phone in the car with it plugged into the car charger.

Last night my new Samsung A740 was being charged. I tried to switch on
the phone but it will not/cannot be switched on. I have not tried it in
the car yet.

Previously I know that you can leave the phones on while charging except
that it takes longer to get fully charged.
Is it similar with the new phones or am I missing something? Can I make
calls while the phone is being charged either at home or in the car?

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Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
May 23, 2005 5:11:11 PM

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C M wrote:

> Previously I know that you can leave the phones on while charging except
> that it takes longer to get fully charged.
> Is it similar with the new phones or am I missing something? Can I make
> calls while the phone is being charged either at home or in the car?

The ability to use a phone while in charger actually depends on the
phone model, and whether or not the manufacturer cut corners in the
charger design. I've encountered a few very cheap model phones that
have a charger which does NOT supply enough current to both charge the
battery and run the phone in talk mode at the same time. In such cases
either charging has stopped and the power supply is running the phone
only, or you're actually draining the battery (albeit a little slower
than if the phone and charger weren't connected), and the charging
resumes when the call ends.

It's possible that with the A740, Samsung cut corners, and you will need
at least some charge left in the battery to use the phone, even when
charging.

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Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
May 23, 2005 7:33:53 PM

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Thanks. I guess the only way to know the answer would be to test it out
and see if I can continue a conversation without being blown apart(my
fear) or without being disconnected when the battery totally drains.
I did call Samsung Tech service. To cut the long story short, the guy
is of no help.

Isaiah Beard wrote:
> C M wrote:
>
>> Previously I know that you can leave the phones on while charging
>> except that it takes longer to get fully charged.
>> Is it similar with the new phones or am I missing something? Can I
>> make calls while the phone is being charged either at home or in the car?
>
>
> The ability to use a phone while in charger actually depends on the
> phone model, and whether or not the manufacturer cut corners in the
> charger design. I've encountered a few very cheap model phones that
> have a charger which does NOT supply enough current to both charge the
> battery and run the phone in talk mode at the same time. In such cases
> either charging has stopped and the power supply is running the phone
> only, or you're actually draining the battery (albeit a little slower
> than if the phone and charger weren't connected), and the charging
> resumes when the call ends.
>
> It's possible that with the A740, Samsung cut corners, and you will need
> at least some charge left in the battery to use the phone, even when
> charging.
>
July 17, 2005 8:46:09 AM

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I have an a740 and i can say that i have turned the phone on and off
during charging. all you have to do it press and hold down the power
button if you are charging. also you can just plug the phone in to the
charger while talking. also to get a full charge when the phone is
almost dead it only takes about 2-3 hours. if you have anymore
questions about the phone feel free to email me. gclawson@blazemail.com


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