Originally Posted by ziffler
ok ive been told if you live somewhere like myself were signal is booming one place and dead another, that placing 2 small wires which ive done in the rf port holes would take the decibal levels to a longer receiver time. ie before i did the small wires -75 db after the small wires -135 and i have service places i didnt before. just my two cents.
I know this post is old and i'm waking the dead but I couldnt let this go. -75db is much better then -135db. Yes, the higher the number the better, but these are negative numbers (-75 is a higher number than -135) At -135db, you basically have no signal. -100db seems to be about the magic spot. Greater then -100 (IE -100 to -50) is a pretty good signal. Lower then -100 (IE -100 to -135) and you will have dropped calls and such)
If you switch back and forth from the text signal to the symbols to see how it corresponds, you'll see what i'm talking about.
Also you will absolutely lose your internal antenna if you muck around with the ports. Will need to remove them and solder a bridge in place to get it back.
(I do microsoldering and repair cell phones for a living)