First off, going to say that I love this phone, and will fight through the problems it has because my love for it is deeply ingrained. Now to the issue(s). -Sending volume. What I mean by this is, almost (excluding my friend who just got his I-Phone (he preferred that over a droid.... go figure), everyone I talk to on my phone complains of my voice being really to excessively quiet. My father, for example, can barely hear unless I am almost barking into my phone. Speaker phone is even worse. While I was talking to my uncle in Arkansas (he was on his land-line), I had him on speaker phone because I didn't want to hold the phone to my ear. He was constantly saying, 'What was that?" to everything (I quite literally mean everything) I said. Just to go to the extreme, I took the receiver end of the phone, and stuck it in my mouth, almost yelling, 'IS THAT BETTER??' as best I could. To which he replied 'A little bit.' To see if he really was kidding or not, after I got done with that, I had my step sister call our house phone and go in her room to talk on my phone to me in the kitchen. It was indeed, very quiet. This is my second phone, the first had no problems, excluding the top half being semi-broken (thanks, cases at the sprint store). This one I've had this problem since I've gotten it, although it seems to be getting worse. -Second problem. This one, I just CANNOT figure out. I don't know if it's hardware, software, or me being dumb. Twice, maybe three times daily if I'm actually making a lot of phone calls, when I dial someone or call them via my contact list, the phone will be stuck at the 'dialing' part. It will literally, sit there (for hours on hours *until the phone dies*) STUCK like that. Yes, I can press the home key and go back to my home screen, and 'open' a program, but the programs will just bring me to a black screen, until I go back home, at which point I can flick through my home screens, with nothing to do. Pressing the end call button will not end the dialing process, and nothing responds, not even holding the button down to power the phone off. My only resort is to yank out the battery and re-boot. -And here's something interesting... yet another problem. Occasionally, (once a day at least) it'll appear I have full signal! This is usually when I get happy, and for no reason. When I get to see full bars, for some reason I get an urge to go web browsing, or stream some music. Most of the time, this is a true 6 bars, and everything works brilliantly. However, for this (usually, maybe more) once a day thing, sometimes I can't do anything! I'll open up my browser to the little page with the droid guy hanging off the top and it telling me it can't connect. Then I try to make a call, all of them fail. Again, a battery yank. After this, it goes away. -Random restarts. This phone, unfortunately, does it. My other, fortunately, did not. This, isn't fun for me. At times, it happens back to back, which is damn annoying, and leads me to run around with the phone in one pocket, and the battery in the other. It'll happen usually when I'm under '50%' battery life (quotations because I know it's a lot higher). It won't matter if a program is running. -Screen brightness changing (manually). The other day, I discovered this while in the airport coming up to Kansas. It was rather bright where I sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting out my 2 hour layover, so I needed to up the brightness on the screen to see what I was doing. To my shock, when I disabled auto brightness to manually crank it up 90%, force close of the settings. I thought, oh crap. I did it again, same result. Tried to d/l the widget. When I tapped the widget, a force close pop-up came up. It's still doing it. -Occasional Random airplane mode, another battery yank In short, when I get back home here on the 30th, unless otherwise fixes are available for me to do, I'm going back to the Sprint store to get another one, seeing as this qualifies under 'software' issues, and my insurance will get me another one without any hassle. Currently installed programs that run while the phone is ON. -GDE Home (yea that's right, I love it. Go buy it now.) -A virtual keyboard that's frowned upon by the moderators here, which is why I'll make it hidden to the scrolling eye. The Hero virtual keyboard <--Highlight to see -Spare parts -Handcent -Gmail -Email -Default weather app -Advanced task killer (to kill no longer being used apps and the startup ones *NFL mobile and whatnot*) -Where's My Droid (I've misplaced my phone twice, I need it on *=(* ) -Digi Clock Widget -AudioManager -Moxier Mail -Alarm Clock -Default music player (most of the time) Again, to solidify my stance, these are fixable problems. I'm not going to get rid of this phone, even though I've still got a little while left on my 30 days thing. I love it, and will stand by it. In my opinion (high school kid *18*) this is better for me than a Blackberry. Although it is buggier in some ways, it's for me. It does more of what I need, and the things it does, (I think) it does better than the Blackberry. My .02 cents on that. -EDIT- Wow that's a lot, sorry. I didn't realize I just punched out a page and a half of crap. =S Also fixed some spelling errors, I'm OCD.