So I have the s3 with Verizon and am very discouraged with the dropped calls that I never had the the Motorola maxx. I am due for an upgrade, so I tried the Note 2. INCREDIBLE reception! But that is one big phone! I called VZ today. They told me they are aware of the s3 reception issues and there will be an update within a month to fix it. Is the VZ BS or the truth? I was told by them the Note 2 has a different antennae setup, thus the better reception. Will a software update or JB actually solve the reception issue? As an aside, I lost my unlimited data when I upgraded as well. Ugh.