I think the Droid has a tiny bit weaker signal than some of the last phones I had. I've had my same phone number for about 18 years, way before it was called Verizon. I have a dead spot about a mile from my house that with my last two phones (Motorola Maxx Ve and a Krave) the problem area was smaller about 200 yards and then it would clear up again. With the Droid the problem stretched to about 800 yards. I have no problems anywhere else and reception is fine. I went back to Verizon and looked at the other phones on display and all the phones had a 5 to 15 dbm better signal then my phone (the lower the dbm number the better the signal is). Verizon swapped the phone and I noticed some very slight improvement but it's still not as good as my older phones and I checked my new Droid with the phones on display and my phone still had about the same difference in dbm signal so I don't know exactly how important it is. I have checked my signal at different parts of town and I generally range between -70dbm and -90dbm. However, I do not notice any difference in call quality except in the dead spot by the house, so I don't think that it's a huge difference from my older phones. I don't know why my phone shows a weaker signal then the ones in the store and I find it hard to believe that I got two defective phones so until I have issues with this I'm sticking to what I got because the phone is still an unbelievable piece of equipment.