For the last couple months now my Dream can barely stay charged for a full day. If it's fully (or almost fully) charged when I go to bed by the time I get up the battery is dead. Also, sometimes when I try to call and text people it sticks and does nothing so I have to cancel and start over. Of course, all of this became unbearable shortly after my first year with the phone was up. I have done a factory reset but it hasn't helped.
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I wanted to add that I have an iden tical problem that just started a few weeks ago. My boyfriend, who bought his HTC Dream at the same time as I did (July 2009) starting having the issue as well. Rogers store told me to call tech support, tech support told me there's nothing I can do but send it in for repairs or buy a new phone. I hear this issue has been popping up everywhere with Rogers HTC Dreams. Sort of frustrating, since I use my phone for business and it continually crashes while speaking with clients.
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Have you tried a factory reset? This will also delete all data from the device.
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i loved the phone when i first got it, now i absolutely hate it. calls started to drop, messaged would stop sending.. people can't even get a hold of me sometimes. battery life sucks, and now the memory card won't read.
i've heard the connection problems are an htc glitch, so save yourself the stress and don't bother getting an htc.
I agree. I have changed my HTC Dream once already because of texts not going out, internet not connecting. It was fine for several months, and problems seem to begin, especially now I notice how I have to charge my phone at least twice a day if I am using the phone at all. I rely heavily on texting. Can anyone recommend a great for texting?
Omg I've been dealing with this problem and it's really frustrating. I bought an HTC Dream August of 2009. It was working perfectly until July 2010 when it stopped turning on. I did factory resets, EVERYTHING. I finally got a new one by Sept 2010 and lo and behold it drops calls, sometimes it takes FOREVER to call someone, texts don't send, I don't receive texts. Lemmi tell yah it's soo frustrating and because my warranty is up there's nothing Rogers can do. So it's either a Rogers problem or an HTC software problem. I'm gonna look into buying out my contract and move to another company or avoid HTC's altogether. When I do get my new phone i'll make sure to smash this one into tiny pieces!
I got my Dream Sept 2009. It still works fine and I often get 24 + hours on a charge. This is even with 2hrs or more surfing, games during commuting each day.
Consider getting a little external backup such as the one I got at The Source for $20. It'll give you 1/2 or better charge so you can always make a call.
My not getting some of the problems mentioned above might be due to not installing the "911 Patch" (911 still works!).
I really like the Dream and can't wait until a newer HTC with keypad comes along.
5 months ago i had the same problem. i had my phone reset, then i even deleted all appsi had downloaded. I had tried almost everything. then once i called rogers tech system and he told me its your battery. So i went online and ordered a new battery, and i must say my phone is working great now.
Before this i was at a point where when my phone was connected to my charger it worked fine but as soon as i took it off it went dead.
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