We originally bought 5 for our business. Of those 5, 2 have been returned and exchanged for Blackberries. We continue to have terrible Signal Strength, and in 2 phones a very loud echo. All other little bugs aside, im looking for some answers. Since I didnt see any side by side tests, I thought I would 1. I tested the signal strength at 5 locations. All locations had great 3g speeds for all the phones. The first INC is an original phone, and the second INC is a replacement. Droid Eris INC1 INC2 -75 -80 -98 -96 -85 -74 -101 -100 -68 -70 -90 -84 -68 -65 -85 -86 My question is, how can i have GREAT 3g speeds with all the phones, yet have a terrible signal strength. I'm on my 2nd phone and still have the same issues. ( So its not a bad batch) 2. The first thing the other 2 users of the phones mentioned right out of the box there was a very defined echo. The echo was of their own voice, not the other person on the line. I've noticed it on and off, but nothing to bad. People also complain they can hear the echo, making us hard to hear on the phone. I really like the Incredible, but I guess unless someone from Verizon tells me to wait for an update, or someone here has a solution Im gonna have to go back to the Blackberry. Anyone else having the same problems??? UPDATE _ UPDATE _ UPDATE _ UPDATE I think I figured out the problem. Im going to try to post a video later of it. Using your left hand creates a 20% decrease in signal strength. Holding it with 2 fingers and you increase 20% Everytime I do it im jumping from -100dBms(which is terrible) to -80dBms(which is normal for my area) Im going to go out on a limb and say the reason people are having problems with their phone is because they are in fringe areas. You may have been at -80, which is 3 bars sometimes 2, with your old phone but now your at -100 with the Incredible which is no bars. Everyone else isnt having a problem because you wont notice a different if you go from -50 to -70, but you will if you go from -80 to -100 ! Can anyone confirm the location of the antenna as being on the left side of the phone? I really dont think I can switch how I use my phone, I like driving with my right hand. Anyone agree?