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  1. #1
    Neon Knight
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    Does anyone know of a Nextel Service Center in the Dallas area that has
    the ground clips needed for the I730 modification? The several that I
    contacted either has never heard of the modification or doesn't have the
    clips to do the mod.

    In case you haven't heard, I730's manufactured prior to July 2004, need
    to have a ground clip installed inside the case. This supposedly
    improves reception/fixes dropped call issues. I've seen the official
    Motorola service bulletin on it, so it's not one of those "sticker
    hoaxes" that you see from time to time.

    Thanks!



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    rdmiller
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    call 611 and they'll tell you...that modification does nothing to improve service however.



  3. #3
    Neon Knight
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    rdmiller <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > call 611 and they'll tell you...that modification does nothing to
    > improve service however.


    Then why did Motorola put out the service bulletin? I've seen other
    forums where people said they did the mod and they now get reception
    where they didn't before.

    I left Sprint after many years because of dropped calls/calls going to
    voicemail without ringing the phone. Nextel has only been slightly
    better so I thought I'd try the mod.



  4. #4
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    Neon Knight wrote:
    >>call 611 and they'll tell you...that modification does nothing to
    >>improve service however.

    >
    > Then why did Motorola put out the service bulletin? I've seen other
    > forums where people said they did the mod and they now get reception
    > where they didn't before.
    >
    > I left Sprint after many years because of dropped calls/calls going to
    > voicemail without ringing the phone. Nextel has only been slightly
    > better so I thought I'd try the mod.


    IIRC, the bulletin said that not all eligible phones would perform
    better (in other words, not all phones were flawed)

    It certainly can't hurt though.

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    A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
    Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?



  5. #5
    MichiganHotBear
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    I fond bottom-posting annoying. Since I have already read the thread in
    previous messages, why should I have to scroll down through it all again to
    get the reply? It makes absolutely no sense or logic.


    "DevilsPGD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Neon Knight wrote:
    >>>call 611 and they'll tell you...that modification does nothing to
    >>>improve service however.

    >>
    >> Then why did Motorola put out the service bulletin? I've seen other
    >> forums where people said they did the mod and they now get reception
    >> where they didn't before. I left Sprint after many years because of
    >> dropped calls/calls going to voicemail without ringing the phone. Nextel
    >> has only been slightly better so I thought I'd try the mod.

    >
    > IIRC, the bulletin said that not all eligible phones would perform better
    > (in other words, not all phones were flawed)
    >
    > It certainly can't hurt though.
    >
    > --
    > A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
    > Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
    > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?







  6. #6
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    MichiganHotBear wrote:
    > I fond bottom-posting annoying. Since I have already read the thread in
    > previous messages, why should I have to scroll down through it all again to
    > get the reply? It makes absolutely no sense or logic.


    Try reading upwards of 500 message a day, you'll understand the value of
    context.


    --
    Reality is a nice place, but I wouldn't want to live there.



  7. #7
    Neon Knight
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    "MichiganHotBear" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > I fond bottom-posting annoying. Since I have already read the thread
    > in previous messages, why should I have to scroll down through it
    > all again to get the reply? It makes absolutely no sense or logic.


    It makes perfect sense, we were taught to read from top to bottom. The
    key is that people snip out the irrevelant portions before adding their
    replies below. My pet peeve is where people quote an entire 20 line
    paragraph and then add something like "I agree" at the bottom. By the
    way, I quoted your entire post because it was short and all of it was
    relevant to my reply.



  8. #8
    Chang
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    can anyone post or link to this document ? I have an i730 and I have
    tried to hunt this mysterious document for the past week. Same signal
    issues on i730..fluctuating/weak. I know is is an IDEN subscriber
    bulleting -040 something.. Thanks in advance..



  9. #9
    Neon Knight
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    Chang <[email protected]> wrote in news:Ab-dnTFGiNDjJOfcRVn-
    [email protected]:

    > can anyone post or link to this document ? I have an i730 and I have
    > tried to hunt this mysterious document for the past week. Same signal
    > issues on i730..fluctuating/weak. I know is is an IDEN subscriber
    > bulleting -040 something.. Thanks in advance..


    I can email it to you, is your address correct?




  10. #10
    Chang
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    Nope. Email it to [email protected]_nospam_.com

    remove the no spam please. Thanks

    Neon Knight wrote:

    > Chang <[email protected]> wrote in news:Ab-dnTFGiNDjJOfcRVn-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >
    >>can anyone post or link to this document ? I have an i730 and I have
    >>tried to hunt this mysterious document for the past week. Same signal
    >>issues on i730..fluctuating/weak. I know is is an IDEN subscriber
    >>bulleting -040 something.. Thanks in advance..

    >
    >
    > I can email it to you, is your address correct?
    >




  11. #11
    MichiganHotBear
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    "> Try reading upwards of 500 message a day, you'll understand the value of
    > context.


    I don't (and never will) read 500+ messages a day. So your answer is
    irrelevant. What works for you is not necessarily the answer to the
    salvation of the world. But there, I did it your way.






  12. #12
    Neon Knight
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    Chang <[email protected]> wrote in news:rbWdnbg2e-Oee-fcRVn-
    [email protected]:

    > Nope. Email it to [email protected]_nospam_.com


    I emailed you the document, let me know if you don't get it.



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    rdmiller
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    much of the drama of the 730 (and the following falcons) was that 6:1 interconnect was supposed to roll out and all the falcon phones have been programmed with this in mind. all condor and previous models run 3:1 but can be switched to 6:1 but would function much like your 730s do on the 3:1 network. that's why u hear ppl staying with the 95 or 90 or just dealing with the dropped calls. service centers are now getting billed almost 3 times more the price of a quick swap ($35) for sending falcon phones that exhibit this "dropped call" phenom because the phone is properly functioning. this grounding antenna does very little for your phone and like mentioned not all qualify....ur best bet is get an external antenna like the wilson or yagi and plug it into the external antenna jack or just deal with it. 6:1 is "supposed" to increase service as extend battery life and increase voice quality. it is only currently operational in Reston, VA...aka Nextel Headquarters.

    mmd can explain all this much better but doesn't come around much anymore cause of all the crap that gets posted here. best info can be found on hofo



  14. #14
    Neon Knight
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    rdmiller <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > this grounding antenna does very little for your phone and like
    > mentioned not all qualify.


    I had the mod done today. It'll probably be a week or so before I can
    determine if it did any good or not.



  15. #15
    Chang
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    Re: I730 ground clip modification - Dallas area

    Neon Knight. I got the document.. Thanks a lot, it is appreciated !

    Neon Knight wrote:
    > Does anyone know of a Nextel Service Center in the Dallas area that has
    > the ground clips needed for the I730 modification? The several that I
    > contacted either has never heard of the modification or doesn't have the
    > clips to do the mod.
    >
    > In case you haven't heard, I730's manufactured prior to July 2004, need
    > to have a ground clip installed inside the case. This supposedly
    > improves reception/fixes dropped call issues. I've seen the official
    > Motorola service bulletin on it, so it's not one of those "sticker
    > hoaxes" that you see from time to time.
    >
    > Thanks!




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