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Reception. Where's the internal antenna located so I can amplify it?

I make phone calls from a basement. My previous phone, a kyocera kx160, worked fine most of the time with the occasional interference or call drop, so the signal isn't super weak. However, after the demise of the kyocera kx160, a friend provided a nearly new kyocera m1000 "wildcard" phone. In the same environment, this phone has a great deal of difficulty keeping a call going. I thought I'd attempt one of those "as seen on TV" stick on signal amplifiers, which, in theory, I'd want to put as directly over the antenna as possible. At the same time, I'm using a booster to get the signal through my window from outside (it's designed to improve calls made from within cars).

1) Where, exactly, would the antenna be in this phone?
2) Any other ideas?

Thanks!!!

James

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Cellular phones don't always function as perfectly as you might wish. This chart offers some solutions for common problems with these devices. If you don't find an answer here, bring your phone to an authorized cell-phone center. Avoid taking apart the phone, because this will void most warranties.

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Technical Difficulties

If the phone doesn't turn on, make sure battery is charged and fully plugged into phone. Remove battery from phone and use rag to brush away dirt that may interfere with connection. Reconnect and try again. If using cigarette-lighter adapter, make sure it's properly plugged in. Make sure charger is properly plugged into outlet and into battery.

When the battery doesn't charge, plug lamp or other electrical device into outlet to verify that outlet works. Borrow friend's charger to see if charger or battery is problem. Replace charger or battery if necessary.


In case the phone gets wet, remove the battery from the phone and allow both to dry thoroughly. If rust or corrosion develops, wipe it off with a stiff brush. If phone still does not work, replace it.


Should the display not be working, try getting it to room temperature, extremely cold or warm conditions may affect display functions.

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Check that antenna is up if you get interference from another call. Change locations for better reception or switch to a digital phone.

When you experience many dropped calls, check the battery. It may be low. If you constantly lose calls, consider switching to provider with better coverage and/or to digital phone. Providers that offer digital service combined with analog tend to have better coverage.

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this is mainly caused by reception problems, depending on where you are located in relation to the cell towers, if you are in a basement, cover the antenna with your hand, etc.

You can buy a signal booster that attaches to your battery, but I don't know of anyone that has had any luck with them.

other option, get a different phone.

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