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I am going to make this short leaving out the MUCH dialogue between me and Straight Talk. ( I have most of it saved to file with ticket numbers/complaints ). Heres the short story of it.
1. On 10-14-15 I spoke with Straight Talk ( ST ) rep and asked for a battery to be sent to me. The one I had was less than 3 months old along with the less than 3 months old phone that it came in. It got down to 30 % and went dead. Black, dark, deep dead. Phone wouldnt cut on for anything. Put voltage meter on it. 0 volts. Tried charging it with charger cord that came with it. Nothing. Tried a differnt charge cord. Nothing. Then I put 5 volts straight to it and got a very very slow reading on the charge. Hours went by and it crept up to 1/2 volt. I knew somehting was wrong with it. So increased voltage ( knowing it was not good for it but the battery was messesd up so what did it matter. In short I got the battery up to 3 volts and it holds there ... for days it stays at 3 volts but it wont go higher. Voltage should be at least 3.7-3.8
2. Still with rep # 1. After explaining this in short to him he said he would have battery sent out via air mail and it would be at my house in 2 days ( I find this highly unlikely but I didnt want to argue that point with him) and he said if noth there by Oct 16, surely by Monday Oct 19th. I have that ticket number... 1122806668
3. After 10-19 passed I did an online chat with ST rep and the short of it was that IT THIS BATTERY HAS NOT BEEN SENT OUT YET !!!! They said they wouldnt get on it right away.
4. 10-20-15 Online chag again ( see, I have no phone to call them ) I wanted to see if this battery was sent out. NOW I'm told its not ST policty to replace peripherals such as batteries. Now Im madder than hell. Some rep if not two reps have had me believing a lie and wasting my time waiting for a battery that was never going to be sent to me. So I shared my story , I shared ticket numbers that have been giving to me. I paraphrased what has been told to me ( with dates ) and something interesting happened. The rep changed his / her tune and said they would SEND me a battery and would put my complaint on their high something or nother list and would look into everything I said.  Heres an excerpt of where I got to..  Kimberly: Don't worry, I will be escalating this for you. We will be giving you an assurance that the tracking will be available by tomorrow under your account.
5. Today is 10-22. I will call ( using someone elses phone/ thank God for friends ) today and I bet it will be an interesting one. 
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Today is Thurs 10-22-15. I have purchased another Battery in question from Amazon. I knew that I should do this because I dont have any faith in customer service and as you have read .. I have been justified ! I got this battery ( no not one from Straight Talk ) and put it in my phone at 430 pm. Phone showed 35%. Holy Mother Mary , the phone is working again ! Been 10 days without it. Did not cut the phone on. Just let it charge. I wanted it to be at full charge before cutting it on. I checked it again at 830 pm after getting back from church. Thats 4 hours later. Battery indicator says 67 % !!!! Holy hell, whats wrong with this battery, whats wrong with this phone, whats wrong with life in general !! What in the hell is wrong. Im beginning to believe in curses ! So I try another charger and go to bed but wake back up at 12:30 am ( thats a bit after midnight ). Phone charge indicator shows 67%. Something is wrong as hell here. Now I turn the phone on and go to battery settings . It says  estimated time to full charge is 3 hours and 43 minutes . By the crace of God I went back to sleep.
At 5 am I wake up and find my phone is lying to me because at 5 am the phones charge indicator says 71 %. I pull the battery out and my volt meter reads 3.92 volts. Thats about right for a 70 percent charge. 100 % charge should be about 4.1 volts. ( I have been doing much reading on this ). 
I cut the phone on again and guess what. The little charge indicator shows 51 %. Not the 71 % that the black screen ( when the phone is cut off ) charge indicator displays. 
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Heres another interesting excerpt - Kimberly: Upon checking your account, it appears that this ticket number 1123169250 has been escalated to our higher department due to the issue that you have encountered for not receiving the battery of your phone. There was an issue with the previous ticket number 1122806668 that is why you did not receive it.
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Today is Thursday 10-22-15 As of now I will take the phone to work today and try using it some... leaving it on the charger. I will expect it to decharge faster than it can charge until it cuts off and becomes useless.
Cell phone battery nightmare

I am going to make this short leaving out the MUCH dialogue between me and Straight Talk. ( I have most of it saved to file with ticket numbers/complaints ). Heres the short story of it.
1. On 10-14-15 I spoke with Straight Talk ( ST ) rep and asked for a battery to be sent to me. The one I had was less than 3 months old along with the less than 3 months old phone that it came in. It got down to 30 % and went dead. Black, dark, deep dead. Phone wouldnt cut on for anything. Put voltage meter on it. 0 volts. Tried charging it with charger cord that came with it. Nothing. Tried a differnt charge cord. Nothing. Then I put 5 volts straight to it and got a very very slow reading on the charge. Hours went by and it crept up to 1/2 volt. I knew somehting was wrong with it. So increased voltage ( knowing it was not good for it but the battery was messesd up so what did it matter. In short I got the battery up to 3 volts and it holds there ... for days it stays at 3 volts but it wont go higher. Voltage should be at least 3.7-3.8
2. Still with rep # 1. After explaining this in short to him he said he would have battery sent out via air mail and it would be at my house in 2 days ( I find this highly unlikely but I didnt want to argue that point with him) and he said if noth there by Oct 16, surely by Monday Oct 19th. I have that ticket number... 1122806668
3. After 10-19 passed I did an online chat with ST rep and the short of it was that IT THIS BATTERY HAS NOT BEEN SENT OUT YET !!!! They said they wouldnt get on it right away.
4. 10-20-15 Online chag again ( see, I have no phone to call them ) I wanted to see if this battery was sent out. NOW I'm told its not ST policty to replace peripherals such as batteries. Now Im madder than hell. Some rep if not two reps have had me believing a lie and wasting my time waiting for a battery that was never going to be sent to me. So I shared my story , I shared ticket numbers that have been giving to me. I paraphrased what has been told to me ( with dates ) and something interesting happened. The rep changed his / her tune and said they would SEND me a battery and would put my complaint on their high something or nother list and would look into everything I said. Heres an excerpt of where I got to.. Kimberly: Don't worry, I will be escalating this for you. We will be giving you an assurance that the tracking will be available by tomorrow under your account.
5. Today is 10-22. I will call ( using someone elses phone/ thank God for friends ) today and I bet it will be an interesting one.
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Today is Thurs 10-22-15. I have purchased another Battery in question from Amazon. I knew that I should do this because I dont have any faith in customer service and as you have read .. I have been justified ! I got this battery ( no not one from Straight Talk ) and put it in my phone at 430 pm. Phone showed 35%. Holy Mother Mary , the phone is working again ! Been 10 days without it. Did not cut the phone on. Just let it charge. I wanted it to be at full charge before cutting it on. I checked it again at 830 pm after getting back from church. Thats 4 hours later. Battery indicator says 67 % !!!! Holy hell, whats wrong with this battery, whats wrong with this phone, whats wrong with life in general !! What in the hell is wrong. Im beginning to believe in curses ! So I try another charger and go to bed but wake back up at 12:30 am ( thats a bit after midnight ). Phone charge indicator shows 67%. Something is wrong as hell here. Now I turn the phone on and go to battery settings . It says " estimated time to full charge is 3 hours and 43 minutes ". By the crace of God I went back to sleep.
At 5 am I wake up and find my phone is lying to me because at 5 am the phones charge indicator says 71 %. I pull the battery out and my volt meter reads 3.92 volts. Thats about right for a 70 percent charge. 100 % charge should be about 4.1 volts. ( I have been doing much reading on this ).
I cut the phone on again and guess what. The little charge indicator shows 51 %. Not the 71 % that the black screen ( when the phone is cut off ) charge indicator displays.
----------------------
Heres another interesting excerpt - Kimberly: Upon checking your account, it appears that this ticket number 1123169250 has been escalated to our higher department due to the issue that you have encountered for not receiving the battery of your phone. There was an issue with the previous ticket number 1122806668 that is why you did not receive it.
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Today is Thursday 10-22-15 As of now I will take the phone to work today and try using it some... leaving it on the charger. I will expect it to decharge faster than it can charge until it cuts off and becomes useless.

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A pretty flower in front of my porch.
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A pretty flower in front of my porch.

This is Blowing Rock NC.
On vacation with Mom,Bill, and niece Hannah.
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This is Blowing Rock NC.
On vacation with Mom,Bill, and niece Hannah.


This picture represents the enjoyment my cousin Reynolds had while listening to my
uncle tell him of a fishing story.
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This picture represents the enjoyment my cousin Reynolds had while listening to my
uncle tell him of a fishing story.

High Rock Fireworks.
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High Rock Fireworks.

Duck Pond.
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Duck Pond.

On the way to a friends house.
Set my camera on the handlebar of my bike.
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On the way to a friends house.
Set my camera on the handlebar of my bike.

A child drinks of a beautiful place
at Hanging Rock. Lower Cascade Falls.
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A child drinks of a beautiful place
at Hanging Rock. Lower Cascade Falls.

Sunset at Sunset Beach NC.
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Sunset at Sunset Beach NC.

Davidson County Fair.
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Davidson County Fair.

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