I spent the better part of last week in an area with no 3G and no 1X service. Had to frequent Wi-Fi spots to get my email and such. What a PIA that is! Had bars most of the time but not 1X service. Don't know if towers were messed up or if the area(a resort area in the mountains of Western Md) just doesn't have that good of service. I swear when I had my BB Storm I got 1X there. Will have to look into this. Anyone live there and know for sure? I have been there many times in the past and never noticed this.