It seems like there are multiple threads on the 3G - > 1x -> no signal at all issue. I'm just trying to consolidate. FWIW, my buddy and I both got DROIDS on the same day (44/09). He swears he doesn't have the issue, and the brief time we were together to check, it seemed like he consistenly had 1-2 bars more of 3G. He also has a Pre and an iPhone so DROID doesn't get much use. I was gonna wait 'til Dec update to confirm if firmware issue, but I don't know. I checked www.antennasearch.com and got these results for 4mi radius. Verizon store and Verizon CO well within the radius (CO is 2 blocks from my house.) I can't vouch for accuracy of the website...first time using it.