Originally Posted by jwither
Not skeptical at all, I've seen the VZW forums. I also noted that a VZW rep acknowledged the issue and stated an update was being prepared.
I consider myself fortunate, not lucky, to not have the issue, I have a very strong signal at the locations I frequent.
My understanding is that, it's the same/similar issue that Sprint folks were having and it didn't have anything to do with the signal strength. The issue is, while on calls, there is a popping and/or squealing sound. I had the issue on my Sprint version, until they released the update. The main thing is that everyone should be having the same experience and it was a blessing in disguise that many Sprint versions were having the same issue earlier and Samsung/Sprint were fairly quick to figure out it was a software issue (not a hardware, which was still being speculated, prior to the software update).