Well, I decided to exchange my launch day Gnex for a new one. I am in a great LTE area (Clearwater, Florida) and get awful reception at work and home. But so many people say they don't have reception issues so I guess I need to find out for sure. I hate letting this one go out of fear of getting a worse device. Plus there's the sentimental launch day thing as well. I'm doubtful a new device will be better, but a lengthy test I ran at the VZW store last night convinced me to try. I compared my Gnex with the two on display in the store. Signal strength varied between the three devices off an on. Occasionally they were very close. However, I ran more than a dozen speed tests on all three and every time, with no exception, the two in-store devices smoked my Gnex. Is there an explainable reason for this? The only difference I could see is those devices were not on battery power. My new device arrives Friday. Question: can I use NFC to copy my videos and photos from my old device to the new one? I haven't used NFC yet. What else do I need to be prepared for in making the switch? I am not rooted or unlocked. Fingers crossed the new Gnex will perform better. I did request a new device, not a refurb. I love the phone. It's just no good if data reception doesn't work indoors.