so, for years as a long term VZW user, I updated my PRL every 2 months SOP. And to be honest, never noticed a difference. But just did it "in case" a new cell came online, a signal strength improvement was made, I wanted to be sure to tap into it. Well, lately, since 2.1 update, it seems my coverage in my office and at home has been reduced. Down to 1 bar. Well, on a whim, I did my standard *228 PRL update I had not done since owning my Droid the last 2.5 months and for the first time ever, ever, I visually watched it jump from 1 bar to solid 3 instantly at the moment the update was done. And, it has stayed there for the last 1 hour. I have not moved or changed anything else. who knows... but thought I would pass it on as it was so dramatic, a real first for me to see actual bar changes, and so instant, it seemed worth posting about for those that have not done it in a while, never done it, or never heard of it. this is what I had always hoped would happen all those hundreds of times I did it before on my other phones.