Hi, folks. New guy here. Hope to learn a lot.
I just switched my Verizon service to a fascinate, and am disappointed to learn that no one knows anything about external antenna connection. Not the techs at Verizon, not Wilson, nor any others I called.
Removing the battery case, then removing a patch of black tape reveals two jacks. Above the battery on the right side. Picture on request. I suspect these are for external antennas for the telephone and the GPS, but do no know for sure, or which is which. They are next to each other, and appear to be the same configuration. The Wilson catalog of adapters to FME cables does not list the fascinate.
I got lousy reception out in the bushes with my previous VZ phone, an LG Dare, but improved things tremendously with a Wilson trucker or their dual band yagi. No amplifier, just direct connected. I got on the internet in campgrounds where other people couldn't even get voice.
The Verizon version of the Dare had only a phone antenna jack, and did not have the GPS jack like the version for some other carriers.
I would like to do the same with my fascinate, but don't know where to start. I am mainly interested in having the phone antenna connected, but it would be very handy to have an external GPS antenna connected, as well. This would avoid having to hold the fascinate close to the windshield to get good signals while driving.
I guess my alternative would be a SOHO Wilson amp and their velcro antenna on the phone.