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External antenna We live in a rural area with no service so we have to use an external antenna to get service at home. We get 2 bars using the external antenna. We bought this phone new and since we hooked it up to the external antenna, it will not use it's internal antenna when unhooked from the external antenna now. It will only work now on the external antenna. We have gone back to using our old Sony Z500's, because they work fine. Anyone know anything about this problem?

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  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    same situation on two a707s. Factory reply to problem confirms worse fears - inserting the external antenna into the test port - what we were told was an external antenna port renders the circuit to the internal antenna open -



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