Phone was working beautifully all day as always, phone calls in, phone calls out, voicemail, texts, Wifi and Apps all humming just fine. Get home put it on the charger and realize a few hours later that I hadn't received a call that I was expecting.
Symptoms: Tried to call, call never connected after about 15 seconds the "call lost" notification popped up and returned to home screen. tried to call voicemail. Same notification. Cannot send or receive texts. Called my number from Room mate's phone, straight to voicemail. no response from my Droid. WiFi and Apps working fine.
Attempted fixes: cycle the Droid off/on. no change. Cycle off/remove/replace battery/ cycle on. No change. Checked settings, noted Mobile network State: Disconnected randomly switched to "connecting" but never succeeded. Cycled Airplane mode on/off and wifi on/off to see if it would connect. No change
finally i backed up what I could and tried a factory reset through the Privacy menu. Attempted to "activate" the phone but cannot connect. It says find a better signal and try again. Signal bar shows bars (3 of 4), but no 3G or 1x box. Now I cannot activate my phone to access it.