Edit: *Wednesday's* outage Yesterday (Friday) was GREAT. I was pulling my hair out Wednesday due to the outage. Didn't know the network was down, and was cursing my phone due to all kinds of Nav problems and no signal in Fry's. Thursday, when things were back to normal (supposedly), I had a horrendous day tethering -- couldn't get videos to load without constant buffering, and even simple HTML pages were causing the phone to choke. Broke down and called 611 to log a complaint. A "4G specialist" had me pull my SIM and do a full power-off boot, half expecting the phone NOT to come back up. Then he told me to take it to the store and exchange it. The store didn't, but installed a new SIM "just in case" (I thought this was a worthless exercise, but went along with it). Anyhow, cut to Friday, and my connection was fantastic all day, with solid 4G without the constant switching, practically no buffering, really felt like I was working on my home Comcast connection. I'm wondering if it was adjustments Verizon made to their system after the outage, or possibly the new SIM, or maybe the thick layer of fog in the morning that made the big difference. Yesterday proved to me that this phone can work reliably, even in a weaker 4G signal area.