Hey, I have had the same problems with bad service in my area, which seems to be connected to them crossing over Alltel towers. It just happened recently for me. I followed the process in the link below and have gotten good results. My username is the same on that forum. Check it out.
Free Verizon Wireless Extender, Improve Cell Phone Reception in your house. (High Speed Connection Required) - SlickDeals.net Forums
It should get you at least some help.
Enable data roaming. I've never had a single bar of 3g service at my house. Once I found out roaming was completely free in the US I turned on data roaming and to my surprise I have 2 to 4 bars of 3g service almost all the time. Give it a shot, you may be surprised.
My phone works great everywere but the single strenth bounces at the house. I went in the store and got the extender, for $200 with a $100 rebate. now get full bars when on a call, in my living room.
I came from Nextel, where nothing worked most of the time
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I have the same issue. I called complained and after they did a little more investigating I was told we live in a marginal area. So I complained somemore and somemore and finally they gave the extender for $50. Not free but was happy enough I did not have to pay $200 for it. This was just a few months ago. After rooting and installing ChevyNo1 SS 4.7 rom I get 3g covarge like if I was at work. My normal download speed at work was 2meg and now at home I have the same. Its weird but maybe ChevyNo1 has some pull with VzW . However, I still use the network externder just so I have the best voice connection at all times. I am sure at some point I will sell it but for now I am keeping it as backup.