Since I got my iPhone in 2008, I've been using it non-stop on T-Mobile's EDGE network, except for that day I tried out AT&T's 3G network. I've been wondering does a cellular antenna get burned out? I mean T-Mobile's turning on their 1900mhz spectrum in the New York Metro area by the end of the year, and I want my phone to get it (if I don't switch phones). Since I haven't used my 3G radio that much, will it affect my speeds and reliability?
asked Jul 24 '12 at 22:47
DJ Scooby Doo
They use small fractal antennas. They may use a signal booster too but I'm not sure. I don't think the antenna itself would fail. I'm pretty sure it has more to do with the way it's crystallized. You may have to call a T-Mobile rep on that one.
answered Jul 24 '12 at 23:52
naaaa not cell antennas don't burn out they are small non coil based nothing to burn out really ..
dont get me wrong there are antennas that can burn out but they are the type that are base loaded so they can trick wave length not have to be a mile long these can be fired transmitting way over powered you can burn out the coil the antenna would be fried and no good ..
cell phone are transmitters and receiver how ever they are using mili watts not mega watts ..
these antenna can get broken boards and solder can get old and crack loose short devices weren't meant to last forever they are made disposable..
answered Jul 25 '12 at 00:28