By default, Lotus Notes Traveler maintains a TCP connection between a device and the server that allows both to stay in snyc with each other. Depending on several factors (network provider, NAT timeouts, device characteristics, etc.) maintaining this TCP connection can become a burden on the device's battery. Changing Lotus Notes Traveler to use SMS mode for Auto Sync may greatly increase battery life.
NOTE: ONLY DO THIS IF YOU HAVE AN UNLIMITED SMS PLAN, OTHERWISE YOU MAY RECEIVE A VERY LARGE PHONE BILL.
1. On the device, go into Lotus Notes Traveler's settings and choose "Auto Sync".
2. Change the Network from "TCP" to "SMS email address"
3. Fill in your specific SMS email binding. This is usually your phone number followed by "@", then a carrier specific domain.
Here are some examples:
Sprint - firstname.lastname@example.org
AT&T - email@example.com
For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_carriers_providing_Email_or_Web_to_SMS
4. Click Done a few times to exit the settings.
After following these steps, Lotus Notes Traveler will stop maintaining a constant TCP connection to the server, and will start using SMS to notify the device of server side changes. These SMS messages are received silently by the Lotus Notes Traveler software on the device so this will not interfere with your use of SMS messaging. This should significantly improve the times between battery recharges.