Common RF Port Locations

Cell Phone External Antenna Type Description

External antenna adapters connect to cell phones in a variety a ways. Here are some examples.

Back Plug

back.gifPlugs into the adapter port on the upper back portion of your phone. A rubber or plastic plug may need to be removed. Press firmly to ensure a good connection - do not twist. WARNING: Using too much force could damage your phone.

Back Plug with Top Replacement Antenna
Fixed Antenna Port

backwreplacementantenna.gif(Figures-1&2) Unscrew your original antenna which is blocking the adapter port - may have reversed threads.  (Figure-3) Screw your included replacement antenna into the top of the phone. Your antenna adapter will now fit into the back of the phone - see above for Back Plug instructions.

Bottom Plug

bottom.gifPlugs into the bottom of your cellphone. Push until you hear a click. Press button(s) in middle or on sides to release connecter from phone.Note: an RF charger may be available for your phone - it will allow you to charge your phone while using your external antenna.

Ring

ring.gifSlide onto the base of your cellular phone's built in antenna. Press down firmly to ensure a good connection. Be sure to lower your phone's built in antenna. This type of adapter is available for only a few phone models.

RF Charger

rfcharger.gifRF Chargers are antenna adapters that have a built in battery charger. A single plug into the bottom of your phone will allow you to charge your phone while using your external antenna. Without the RF Charger you would have to unplug your charger to use your antenna.

Sleeve

sleeve.gifSnap onto the back of your cellular phone. The sleeve must be mounted to the top of your phone. The sleeve may fit upside down but it will not function properly.

Top Plug

top-plug.gifPlugs into the adapter port on the top of your phone. A rubber plug may need to be removed. Press firmly to ensure a good connection - do not twist. Using too much force could damage your phone. A small number of top plug phones require the removal of the original antenna to expose the port.

Top Replacement Antenna
Fixed Antenna Port

topreplacement.gif(Figure-1) Pry off plastic cap. Depress plastic tab inside hole while forcefully pulling out the original antenna. (Figure-2) Insert adapter plug into phone with wires facing phone.(Figure-4) Screw adapter into top of phone.(Figure-3) You will need this replacement antenna after disconnecting your antenna adapter.

Top Screw

topscrew.gifThis antenna adapter replaces your cellular phone's original antenna. Unscrew your original antenna and screw in the antenna adapter. Be sure to save your original antenna - you will need to use it after disconnecting your antenna adapter.

Side Plug

topside.gifPlugs into the adapter port on the upper-side of your phone. A rubber plug may need to be removed. Press firmly to ensure a good connection - do not twist. Using too much force could damage your phone.

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