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Old 05-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm in the UK and have a 8520 work phone.

Whilst this phone is fine for me when I'm out-and-about I get poor reception at home.

When at home (and working) I'm static in my office so plan to fit an external antenna on my house wall/roof.

The problem is that the 8520 doesn't have an external antenna socket.

I've done a fair bit of surfing/searching and can't find out whether there are any current (or recent) BBs with an external antenna socket.

If I can find one I'll get my phone changed-out.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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Default Re: Which BBs have external antenna connection

With the exception of the really old Nextel phone/radios, I don't recall ANY BlackBerrys (certainly no current ones) with external antennas or sockets.
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Default Re: Which BBs have external antenna connection

As NJ said, there are no BlackBerry devices with external antenna connectors. The best you can do is purchase a repeater or try to participate in O2's O2 Connect service trial.

http://o2labs.co.uk/products/o2-connect.html
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As NJ said, there are no BlackBerry devices with external antenna connectors. The best you can do is purchase a repeater or try to participate in O2's O2 Connect service trial.
Thanks for the heads-up on this.
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With the exception of the really old Nextel phone/radios, I don't recall ANY BlackBerrys (certainly no current ones) with external antennas or sockets.
Thanks for your thoughts.

Has anyone had any success with using one of those passive/indirect connections from a BB to an external aerial?
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