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  1. #1
    Hafeez Hussain
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    Hi guys,
    Do these extendable antennas on Ebay really work? I have a V551, with no
    real signal problems, but was interested in upgrading the "look" of my
    phone. Will there be a significant change in reception if i went with a
    shorter stubby antenna, or if I went with a chrome extendable antenna? Any
    feedback is much appreciated.





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  2. #2
    BruceR
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    Re: Non OEM Antennas

    I tried those when I used to have a v60. Bottom line: it all depends on
    where you are. The short extendable one did actually work in fringe
    areas. The stubby one worked OK in strong areas.

    From:Hafeez Hussain
    [email protected]

    > Hi guys,
    > Do these extendable antennas on Ebay really work? I have a V551, with
    > no real signal problems, but was interested in upgrading the "look"
    > of my phone. Will there be a significant change in reception if i
    > went with a shorter stubby antenna, or if I went with a chrome
    > extendable antenna? Any feedback is much appreciated.






  3. #3
    Steve
    Guest

    Re: Non OEM Antennas

    Maybe, maybe not.
    But more important, when a manufacturer gets a phone approved, it assumes
    the OEM antenna and it passes the SAR (Specific Absorbtion Rate) values by
    law. In other words, the radiated power from the phone has to be at or
    below a certain level so meet the health standards so that your head and
    brain isn't fried.

    http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/sar/

    I'd be more concerned with the RF radiating into my head than the look of my
    phone.

    --
    Steve
    "Hafeez Hussain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi guys,
    > Do these extendable antennas on Ebay really work? I have a V551, with no
    > real signal problems, but was interested in upgrading the "look" of my
    > phone. Will there be a significant change in reception if i went with a
    > shorter stubby antenna, or if I went with a chrome extendable antenna? Any
    > feedback is much appreciated.
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Hafeez Hussain
    Guest

    Re: Non OEM Antennas

    I see, but I am using a wireless bluetooth headset as well most of the time,
    so the phone will not necessarily be near my head. What are your further
    thoughts on that?

    "Steve" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Maybe, maybe not.
    > But more important, when a manufacturer gets a phone approved, it assumes
    > the OEM antenna and it passes the SAR (Specific Absorbtion Rate) values by
    > law. In other words, the radiated power from the phone has to be at or
    > below a certain level so meet the health standards so that your head and
    > brain isn't fried.
    >
    > http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/sar/
    >
    > I'd be more concerned with the RF radiating into my head than the look of
    > my phone.
    >
    > --
    > Steve
    > "Hafeez Hussain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Hi guys,
    >> Do these extendable antennas on Ebay really work? I have a V551, with no
    >> real signal problems, but was interested in upgrading the "look" of my
    >> phone. Will there be a significant change in reception if i went with a
    >> shorter stubby antenna, or if I went with a chrome extendable antenna?
    >> Any feedback is much appreciated.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >






  5. #5
    Evan Platt
    Guest

    Re: Non OEM Antennas

    On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 07:45:22 -0500, "Hafeez Hussain"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I see, but I am using a wireless bluetooth headset as well most of the time,
    >so the phone will not necessarily be near my head. What are your further
    >thoughts on that?


    Where will your phone be then? In your pocket? On your hip?
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    To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.



  6. #6
    Hafeez Hussain
    Guest

    Re: Non OEM Antennas

    Most likely on my hip.
    "Evan Platt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 07:45:22 -0500, "Hafeez Hussain"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I see, but I am using a wireless bluetooth headset as well most of the
    >>time,
    >>so the phone will not necessarily be near my head. What are your further
    >>thoughts on that?

    >
    > Where will your phone be then? In your pocket? On your hip?
    > --
    > To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.






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