External Antenna Patch Cable
This is a reference thread for anybody who has patchy reception and is considering using an external antenna to boost reception.
I have found that the patch cable required is the same as most other samsung phones.
The particular cable I used is this one: http://www.cellink.com.au/productdet...Omnia+2+(i8000
I imagine that the same type of product would exist overseas as well - but if you are in a tight squeeze Cellink distribute worldwide.
Note that plugging in this cable disables the internal antenna (so if you don't have an antenna plugged to the other side of the patch cable then you will lose reception immediately).
Finally note that YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE BATTERY COVER TO USE THE PATCH CABLE. I'm hoping to get a second cover and drill a hole in it so that I can simply plug the cable in through the whole. I can confirm that there is enough clearance to drill a hole and plug the cable in that way.
Let me know if you have any questions.