> On 2/15/2010 4:27 PM, Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> J wrote:
>>> You can read here:
>>> I use one cable that came with a belkin 3 port power strip + 2 port
>>> USB charger. It specifically states it works with Motorola. You can
>>> probably find the same on eBay. This sort of cable will not let you
>>> use data on the phone but will only charge it.
>>> As the other poster stated you can install the USB driver.
>>> Even worse is what VERIZON does. Just the wording of the message shows
>>> how horrible they are. Same phone but with non-Verizon firmware says
>>> something not as harsh as "UNAUTHORIZED CHARGER" ... "Unable to charge"
>> Since every Motorola phone is sold *with* a battery charger I fail to
>> see what the problem is. I connect the charger to my phone when I go to
>> bed at night and unplug it in the morning. Those few who spend every
>> waking hour on the phone may need spare batteries and chargers for them.
> Maybe you don't travel? Anything I can leave in the drawer when I travel
> is a plus. My smartphone will charge via a USB cable. So I have no need
> to bring a dedicated charger when traveling.
What do you plug the other end of the USB cable into? Laptop?
I seldom travel these days. When I do, I have a car charger if
traveling by car and a "wall wart" if not. I'm not a heavy user either;
a charge would normally last me two or three days at least; it's rated
for four days of "idle", less if I talk.