I think I've found a new problem (or my search skills really suck.) I noticed today that I have a lot better call volume if I hold the back of my phone to my ear (camera side). If I hold it like I normally do (screen side to head) I can barely hear anything at all. I've power-cycled the phone, checked my settings, turned speakerphone on and off, changed call volume to max during a call, etc., etc. I'm pretty new to Android and the Optimus V (not rooted or anything), but this seems really effed up to me. Anyone have some thoughts or notice the same thing? If not, give it a try and see. Call a number and listen to each side of the phone. Any help or info is greatly appreciated, thank you!