I live in a pretty rural area but that's not the problem. My boss at work has the exact same phone and he gets 5 bars 3g all the time, even when we're inside the plant. My phone switches to 1x but most of the time I won't get any signal at all at work. We both have the same settings on the phone and I've tried restarting it and messing with the network/wireless setting to no avail. Also whenever I go out of town when I'm in a big city I'll only get 1x. Again my boss will have 3g. This is pretty frustrating any help would be appreciated.