Roughly 6 days ago my phone stopped receiving any data at or within 1 mile from my home. I couldn't connect to the internet, make or receive calls, or text etc. I couldn't even dial *2. I took it to Sprint a couple of times, and they messed with a few settings and checked to make sure if I had the updated PRL. I had done a few hard resets prior to them touching it. They said they would swap it out, and obviously if I still had issues it was due to a tower problem in my area. I originally had version 0002, the replacement is 0003. The battery cover is indeed the smooth, soft one. The screen is recessed deeper than my 0002 was even on day one. The power button sticks out further a very noticeable amount. My 4g seems to get better signal strength around my neighborhood, although I still don't get a signal indoors. Best of all, my 3g signal strength appears to be working at home which was the biggest concern. My old Evo had the reported screen lifting on the bottom/severe light leakage as well as the grounding issue we have all been talking about. As of right now, none of these issues are present on the new phone. I'll keep an eye on it!