05-14-2011, 03:15 PM
| | Re: c-139 antenna problem
On 5/14/2011 5:22 AM, Whitey Black wrote:
> On Fri, 13 May 2011 21:54:48 -0400, Richard B. Gilbert wrote
> (in article<95WdnXzmi6B4fVDQnZ2dnUVZ_qGdnZ2d@giganews. com>):
>> On 5/13/2011 7:42 PM, Whitey Black wrote:
>>> one of my tracfones started only getting 1 or 2 bars while the other one is
>>> always 4. Anyone know what would cause the antenna to crap out or how much
>>> fix it? I want to keep it as simple as possible with the phones and these
>>> otherwise great.The good one is all grey and the bad one is black.
>> "Bars" are the equivalent of the blinking lights on a "Hollywood" computer.
>> Can you make phone calls from your phone? Can you receive calls? If
>> you answered "Yes!" to both questions, don't worry about it.
>> If you answered "No" to either or both questions, it's time to either
>> get your phone repaired (if possible) or to replace your phone with a
>> working phone.
>> To be fair, "bars" frequently have some relationship to the strength of
>> a received signal! What that relationship actually is, is usually not
> Sometimes the phone display reads emergency only which is what makes me think
> the antenna is compromised. It was cheap but has been a good phone .I bought
> the double minutes for the life of the phone feature so it might be worth
"Emergency Only" suggests to me a broken relationship with your service
provider or something like that.
A talk with your service provider might provide some enlightenment!