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    catdawg426
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    My rumor touch always had the cruddiest service, I blamed it on Sprint. Then my internal antenna broke (I'm assuming, I lost all service). I searched all over the phone for an external antenna port and found something on the back, behind the plate, above the battery. It had a rubber seal over it. I asked LG Chat what it was, they said it was an "accessory port". I asked what I kind of accessories I could put in it, and they said, "accessories that hold the phone", which makes NO sense as it is behind the back plate. I decided to stick a guitar string in there (closest metal to me) and bang! 1 bar. 1 bar is all I ever got in that room, and I couldn't in all my life get the string to stay in there. A couple days latter, I stripped a cheap copper wire, which was a little more stiff and thick, and put it in. I fed the wire through the speaker holes on the back plate, and after about 20 times, got it to stay in the port. I was in the room where I got the most bars (rarely 2) and I had 4 bars! A 50 cent piece of copper works better as an antenna than lg's! I have to say I'm shocked at how stupid that is. Could they not invest a buck or two for a real antenna? Anyways, I'll post a pic of the copper wire latter, and I think I have a picture of the port. If you have service problems with your rumor, I would certainly try this.


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    Re: Insane DIY LG Rumor antenna

    reading this over, I found that it's very confusing haha. Anyways, the point is, a cheap piece of copper is way better than lg's antenna.



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    Re: Insane DIY LG Rumor antenna

    I'll believe it - if LG put that much extra copper in every phone I'm sure they'd be losing money.
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    Re: Insane DIY LG Rumor antenna

    I can believe it, it's all about the profits. End user experience sucks? Oh well. Luckily my LG Optimus V gets decent signal.



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    Re: Insane DIY LG Rumor antenna

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    I'll believe it - if LG put that much extra copper in every phone I'm sure they'd be losing money.
    good point.

    Of course it would have been better if you can find something that will look better other than a copper wire sticking out of the back of your phone. But hey, good for you that you have figured this out and it worked perfectly.



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    Re: Insane DIY LG Rumor antenna

    it's good for you it's has figured that out and you can work perfactly.but off course it should be great if u guys can find something that would be better than it looks a copper wire is on the back of your phone. but it's nice.



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