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Nokia replacement antenna ANGST

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Liam Ness, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Liam Ness

    Liam Ness Guest

    Hi. I was hoping that someone could help me with (what I thought
    before contacting verizon and nokia) a simple question.

    I live in the sticks of Maine and have a nokia 5160. I bought it when
    I lived in NYC and it has ATT service. My antenna is broken and I
    need a replacement. I'd like a nokia OEM, but the nearest ATT store
    is 2+ hrs away. I found the replacement at a local US cellular, but
    they can't sell it to me without my first signing up for service with
    US Cellular (I'm not kidding about this. I called their corporate
    headquarters to confirm).

    I called up a local verizon and they told me that they would sell it
    to me, but they couldn't even look at my phone. I'll have to know
    which verizon cell phone takes the same antenna. Verizon can't tell
    me (well they could because the woman I spoke with told me she used to
    work of ATT wireless, but the certainly won't)

    So, I called up Nokia. They asked for a sh*t load of information from
    me, then told me that they couldn't tell me which 5100/6100 series
    phones they made for verizon. I got kicked up to a supervisor and I
    was told that the only 5100/6100 series nokia's EVER made for verizon
    were the 5185 and the 3280. I didn't have the heart to suggest that
    the 3280 was't a 5100/6100 series phone.

    So, what I need is to know if ANY of the following Nokia phones were
    ever used by verizon. Then I can walk in and get a dammed antenna. (I
    am totally aware that it would have been much simpler to just do the 4
    hour round trip to ATT, and I am beginning to think that it is going
    to take less time to mail order)

    Anyway did verizon ever use any of the following Nokia cell phones on
    their systems, and if so which?

    5110
    5120
    5125
    5160
    5165
    5170
    5180
    5190
    6110
    6120
    6160
    6161
    6162
    6168
    6170
    6180 or
    6190


    Sorry if I'm venting (ranting). Thanks in advance.
     



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  2. Josh Thomson

    Josh Thomson Guest

    Liam,
    You want a 5185i antenna.

    Josh


    "Liam Ness" <working@the.factory> wrote in message
    news:sp8pnv032n4l2o1ck53hoin4d7c7nlcehj@4ax.com...
    > Hi. I was hoping that someone could help me with (what I thought
    > before contacting verizon and nokia) a simple question.
    >
    > I live in the sticks of Maine and have a nokia 5160. I bought it when
    > I lived in NYC and it has ATT service. My antenna is broken and I
    > need a replacement. I'd like a nokia OEM, but the nearest ATT store
    > is 2+ hrs away. I found the replacement at a local US cellular, but
    > they can't sell it to me without my first signing up for service with
    > US Cellular (I'm not kidding about this. I called their corporate
    > headquarters to confirm).
    >
    > I called up a local verizon and they told me that they would sell it
    > to me, but they couldn't even look at my phone. I'll have to know
    > which verizon cell phone takes the same antenna. Verizon can't tell
    > me (well they could because the woman I spoke with told me she used to
    > work of ATT wireless, but the certainly won't)
    >
    > So, I called up Nokia. They asked for a sh*t load of information from
    > me, then told me that they couldn't tell me which 5100/6100 series
    > phones they made for verizon. I got kicked up to a supervisor and I
    > was told that the only 5100/6100 series nokia's EVER made for verizon
    > were the 5185 and the 3280. I didn't have the heart to suggest that
    > the 3280 was't a 5100/6100 series phone.
    >
    > So, what I need is to know if ANY of the following Nokia phones were
    > ever used by verizon. Then I can walk in and get a dammed antenna. (I
    > am totally aware that it would have been much simpler to just do the 4
    > hour round trip to ATT, and I am beginning to think that it is going
    > to take less time to mail order)
    >
    > Anyway did verizon ever use any of the following Nokia cell phones on
    > their systems, and if so which?
    >
    > 5110
    > 5120
    > 5125
    > 5160
    > 5165
    > 5170
    > 5180
    > 5190
    > 6110
    > 6120
    > 6160
    > 6161
    > 6162
    > 6168
    > 6170
    > 6180 or
    > 6190
    >
    >
    > Sorry if I'm venting (ranting). Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Liam Ness

    Liam Ness Guest

    Thanks for the reply, Josh. My understanding is that I can't use the
    5185i antenna, because it is retractable into the cell phone body.
    The 5160 isn't designed to take the retractable antenna. If you or
    anyone else knows otherwise, I be interested in hearing about it.

    From what I have been able to get from nokia's web site and
    replacement antenna web sites, I need an antenna compatable with one
    of the cell phones I listed below, so I need to know if verizon ever
    used any of them.

    On Thu, 2 Oct 2003 18:57:08 -0400, "Josh Thomson"
    <thomson_josh@bigfoot.com> wrote:

    >Liam,
    > You want a 5185i antenna.
    >
    >Josh
    >
    >
    >"Liam Ness" <working@the.factory> wrote in message
    >news:sp8pnv032n4l2o1ck53hoin4d7c7nlcehj@4ax.com...
    >> Hi. I was hoping that someone could help me with (what I thought
    >> before contacting verizon and nokia) a simple question.
    >>
    >> I live in the sticks of Maine and have a nokia 5160. I bought it when
    >> I lived in NYC and it has ATT service. My antenna is broken and I
    >> need a replacement. I'd like a nokia OEM, but the nearest ATT store
    >> is 2+ hrs away. I found the replacement at a local US cellular, but
    >> they can't sell it to me without my first signing up for service with
    >> US Cellular (I'm not kidding about this. I called their corporate
    >> headquarters to confirm).
    >>
    >> I called up a local verizon and they told me that they would sell it
    >> to me, but they couldn't even look at my phone. I'll have to know
    >> which verizon cell phone takes the same antenna. Verizon can't tell
    >> me (well they could because the woman I spoke with told me she used to
    >> work of ATT wireless, but the certainly won't)
    >>
    >> So, I called up Nokia. They asked for a sh*t load of information from
    >> me, then told me that they couldn't tell me which 5100/6100 series
    >> phones they made for verizon. I got kicked up to a supervisor and I
    >> was told that the only 5100/6100 series nokia's EVER made for verizon
    >> were the 5185 and the 3280. I didn't have the heart to suggest that
    >> the 3280 was't a 5100/6100 series phone.
    >>
    >> So, what I need is to know if ANY of the following Nokia phones were
    >> ever used by verizon. Then I can walk in and get a dammed antenna. (I
    >> am totally aware that it would have been much simpler to just do the 4
    >> hour round trip to ATT, and I am beginning to think that it is going
    >> to take less time to mail order)
    >>
    >> Anyway did verizon ever use any of the following Nokia cell phones on
    >> their systems, and if so which?
    >>
    >> 5110
    >> 5120
    >> 5125
    >> 5160
    >> 5165
    >> 5170
    >> 5180
    >> 5190
    >> 6110
    >> 6120
    >> 6160
    >> 6161
    >> 6162
    >> 6168
    >> 6170
    >> 6180 or
    >> 6190
    >>
    >>
    >> Sorry if I'm venting (ranting). Thanks in advance.

    >
     
  4. xNokia_3390x

    xNokia_3390x Guest

    "Liam Ness" <working@the.factory> wrote in message
    news:sp8pnv032n4l2o1ck53hoin4d7c7nlcehj@4ax.com...
    > I called up a local verizon and they told me that they would sell it
    > to me, but they couldn't even look at my phone. I'll have to know
    > which verizon cell phone takes the same antenna.


    In some areas they sold the Nokia 5180 (not 5180i -- the "i" version has the
    retractable antenna, which you don't want) which uses the same stubby
    antenna.

    > So, I called up Nokia. They asked for a sh*t load of information from
    > me, then told me that they couldn't tell me which 5100/6100 series
    > phones they made for verizon. I got kicked up to a supervisor and I
    > was told that the only 5100/6100 series nokia's EVER made for verizon
    > were the 5185 and the 3280. I didn't have the heart to suggest that
    > the 3280 was't a 5100/6100 series phone.


    The 3285 might as well be 5100/6100 series phone, as they are based on one
    another. They share all the same accessories, internal parts (depending on
    the network of course) -- guess they ran out of 5100/6100 series model
    numbers :)

    You should have just asked me... I bought a lot of 5100/6100 parts, and
    among them were a bunch of 5100/6100 series antennas ;)
     
  5. Josh Thomson

    Josh Thomson Guest

    I stand corrected...you are right. I didn't think about that.

    Josh


    "Liam Ness" <working@the.factory> wrote in message
    news:lsdpnvkrkim441brgqmerp4631i251fttn@4ax.com...
    > Thanks for the reply, Josh. My understanding is that I can't use the
    > 5185i antenna, because it is retractable into the cell phone body.
    > The 5160 isn't designed to take the retractable antenna. If you or
    > anyone else knows otherwise, I be interested in hearing about it.
    >
    > From what I have been able to get from nokia's web site and
    > replacement antenna web sites, I need an antenna compatable with one
    > of the cell phones I listed below, so I need to know if verizon ever
    > used any of them.
    >
    > On Thu, 2 Oct 2003 18:57:08 -0400, "Josh Thomson"
    > <thomson_josh@bigfoot.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Liam,
    > > You want a 5185i antenna.
    > >
    > >Josh
    > >
    > >
    > >"Liam Ness" <working@the.factory> wrote in message
    > >news:sp8pnv032n4l2o1ck53hoin4d7c7nlcehj@4ax.com...
    > >> Hi. I was hoping that someone could help me with (what I thought
    > >> before contacting verizon and nokia) a simple question.
    > >>
    > >> I live in the sticks of Maine and have a nokia 5160. I bought it when
    > >> I lived in NYC and it has ATT service. My antenna is broken and I
    > >> need a replacement. I'd like a nokia OEM, but the nearest ATT store
    > >> is 2+ hrs away. I found the replacement at a local US cellular, but
    > >> they can't sell it to me without my first signing up for service with
    > >> US Cellular (I'm not kidding about this. I called their corporate
    > >> headquarters to confirm).
    > >>
    > >> I called up a local verizon and they told me that they would sell it
    > >> to me, but they couldn't even look at my phone. I'll have to know
    > >> which verizon cell phone takes the same antenna. Verizon can't tell
    > >> me (well they could because the woman I spoke with told me she used to
    > >> work of ATT wireless, but the certainly won't)
    > >>
    > >> So, I called up Nokia. They asked for a sh*t load of information from
    > >> me, then told me that they couldn't tell me which 5100/6100 series
    > >> phones they made for verizon. I got kicked up to a supervisor and I
    > >> was told that the only 5100/6100 series nokia's EVER made for verizon
    > >> were the 5185 and the 3280. I didn't have the heart to suggest that
    > >> the 3280 was't a 5100/6100 series phone.
    > >>
    > >> So, what I need is to know if ANY of the following Nokia phones were
    > >> ever used by verizon. Then I can walk in and get a dammed antenna. (I
    > >> am totally aware that it would have been much simpler to just do the 4
    > >> hour round trip to ATT, and I am beginning to think that it is going
    > >> to take less time to mail order)
    > >>
    > >> Anyway did verizon ever use any of the following Nokia cell phones on
    > >> their systems, and if so which?
    > >>
    > >> 5110
    > >> 5120
    > >> 5125
    > >> 5160
    > >> 5165
    > >> 5170
    > >> 5180
    > >> 5190
    > >> 6110
    > >> 6120
    > >> 6160
    > >> 6161
    > >> 6162
    > >> 6168
    > >> 6170
    > >> 6180 or
    > >> 6190
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Sorry if I'm venting (ranting). Thanks in advance.

    > >

    >
     
  6. Liam Ness

    Liam Ness Guest

    On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 08:18:55 -0400, "Josh Thomson"
    <thomson_josh@bigfoot.com> wrote:

    >I stand corrected...you are right. I didn't think about that.
    >
    >Josh
    >

    Well, I REALLY didn't want to be right. I just wanted what I thought
    would be a simple thing - an OEM replacement antenna. So, if anyone
    was wrong, it was me for thinking I could get one without investing a
    lifetime. Thanks for your input, I really did appreciate it.

    I have decided that it will take less time to learn plastic casting
    and antenna fabrication so I can make my own. I just signed up for an
    online course and should be up and running some time in the next
    decade. Until then I picked up a flashing antenna replacement at
    KMart, painted it black and things work fine. The antenna cost $12,
    factoring in the long distance calls to US Cellular and Nokia it only
    cost about $16 and 6+hours! It can't get any easier than that.
     
  7. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Thu, 02 Oct 2003 19:48:42 -0400, Liam Ness <working@the.factory>
    posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Thanks for the reply, Josh. My understanding is that I can't use the
    >5185i antenna, because it is retractable into the cell phone body.
    >The 5160 isn't designed to take the retractable antenna.


    Not according to this site:
    http://www.cellular-phone-accessories-center.com/store/prods/0660167.html

    but this site:
    http://pcs-cellular-accessories.com/accessories/0660208.php
    has the non-retractible replacement.

    so does this one:
    http://www.cellularaccessory.com/nok61ant.html

    At $5, shipping will probably be as much, or more than, the antenna.
    Might as well buy 2, in case you break another one.

    Remember, Google is your friend.
     
  8. Liam Ness

    Liam Ness Guest

    On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 22:30:51 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:

    >On Thu, 02 Oct 2003 19:48:42 -0400, Liam Ness <working@the.factory>
    >posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    >>Thanks for the reply, Josh. My understanding is that I can't use the
    >>5185i antenna, because it is retractable into the cell phone body.
    >>The 5160 isn't designed to take the retractable antenna.

    >
    >Not according to this site:
    >http://www.cellular-phone-accessories-center.com/store/prods/0660167.html


    Actually, this site doesn't say that the 5160 can take a retractable
    antenna. The PICTURE that they use on the 5160 antenna page is of a
    retractable antenna and it is the 5160 antennat page, but the text
    makes it clear that the antenna they are selling is really for the
    5185. The ordering information also makes it clear that the antenna
    is for the 5185.


    >
    >but this site:
    >http://pcs-cellular-accessories.com/accessories/0660208.php
    >has the non-retractible replacement.
    >
    >so does this one:
    >http://www.cellularaccessory.com/nok61ant.html
    >
    >At $5, shipping will probably be as much, or more than, the antenna.
    >Might as well buy 2, in case you break another one.
    >
    >Remember, Google is your friend.
     
  9. David D

    David D Guest

    Liam,

    Verizon carried the 5180 3-4 years ago.


    The Nokia 5180 is a dual-mode phone. More than likely unless your local
    store is a store with technicians they won't have the attenna for a
    5180, but thats the phone you want.

    Nothing like Radioshack is close to you?

    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  10. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 03:20:15 -0000, isocom79@hotmail.com (David D)
    posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Liam,


    >Verizon carried the 5180 3-4 years ago.


    >The Nokia 5180 is a dual-mode phone. More than likely unless your local
    >store is a store with technicians they won't have the attenna for a
    >5180, but thats the phone you want.


    >Nothing like Radioshack is close to you?


    If he can't find the antenna (I posted a couple of links), I'll sell
    him my whole 5180 (with the non-extendable antenna) cheap. (The
    battery's probably long dead, though.)
     

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