For some reason this past week, my Droid (original one) is mostly on 1x rather than 3G here at my house. Now, the singal here is never perfect, kinda iffy, but it's never been this bad. I've tried a bunch of suggested things.... I've dialed *228 and pressed both options 1 and 2. After I tried #2, the phone did go to 3G but then back to 1x. I also simply took the batery out and the put it back in. The phone again went to 3G for a short time but then back to 1x. Even a trick I read somewhere about switching airplane mode on then off again...The tower isn't too far away, only a couple of miles I think. Could the problem be with Verizon in my area? Is there another trick to the phone? Thanks for any ideas!