Hello! I previous wrote that this phone's reception was horrible and that I thought the software for the phone was bad. However, I think it's the area that I live. My main residence is in San Jose, CA but I also have a house in Henderson, NV which is about 7 miles from Las Vegas. I just got back from Henderson and had 3-4 bars connection the whole time I was there. My phone would last the whole day. When I'm in San Jose, I get 3G to 2 bars connection the majority of the time and my phone dies about after 8 hours. I can't believe the reception in San Jose is worse than Las Vegas. For other people who have horrible connection it might be the area you live in and not the phone.