Thanks red66charger! This pretty much sums it up for me with a few differences. My 4G signal is a little stronger than my 3G and I do get dropped calls to the extent that I cannot even use it as a phone at times. My previous phone never dropped a call at home (or anywhere else). It makes no difference if I am inside my home or not.
I also paid $299 for my phone and did not have a smartphone before so my monthly bill has more than doubled. My frustration level with this is just getting greater and greater as time passes, especially when both Verizon and Samsung deny that this is a known issue. I think I can wait until the end of May to see if the software update comes out and fixes the problem.