Cellular Antenna: The Unsung Hero : Antenna Blog
OK, let’s be honest… We have all experienced a dropped call at the worst moment possible. Maybe you were the 100th caller into a radio station on the verge of winning big. Perhaps an important business call or, even worse, you’ve been waiting on hold for over an hour and when the customer service rep rings on your call drops.
Yes, coverage issues can really make your life miserable. So you’ve dropped your call, lost your $1,000 payday, and want to talk to your buddy about your dropped calls. You tell your story of coverage woes only to have your friend tell you that they never drop calls (assume same carrier/location). Ready to punch someone? I think this is what it feels like to “go postal”.
So why is it that some phones will work perfectly in one area while others drop calls? It turns out that not all antennae are created equially. According to answers.com, antenna can be defined as: One of the paired, flexible, segmented sensory appendages on the head of an insect, myriapod, or crustacean functioning primarily as an organ of touch. ‘doh! Wrong paste! Here we go: A metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves. (That’s better)
As it turns out an antenna is where it all begins. Without an atenna there would be no phone call or data session. The customer experience is based, in part, off of the performance of that antenna in your phone. Antennae are a critical part of any wireless device. In the wireless industry we have seen many cell phone manufacturer’s build a large customer base off of one key feature: The phones ability to hold a call/data session.
At devCentral, we would like to give you the tools to ensure that your device has a great antenna thereby giving your customers an excellent experience. With this in mind, Linda Gould of the emerging devices org within AT&T will be presenting a webcast explaining everything you need to know in order to build your great device with equally great RF (wireless coverage) performance.
The Webcast “Antenna Fundamentals” will take place
Tuesday, January 27th
10 – 11 AM Pacific Time
Did I mention that you may even walk away with a free Samsung Blackjack 2? Don’t miss out!