Great suggestions everyone. I'm at work now and the 4g is showing up again. This morning I looked at my husband's phone, each time I looked his was either 3g or 4g, mine was 1x, I sat mine next to his and after a short time 3g finally came up but when I looked again later his was 3g mine was 1x. I don't get it.
As far as the femtocell, in the short time I took to research it last night, it says it needs to be hooked up to broadband. No can do. We don't have internet service at our house, I use a vzw mobile usb thingy to connect to internet (which lately has been going back and forth from 3g to 4g). So, how would I connect it the femtocell? We also don't have wifi so I can't do anything with that. Our only options are dial up, satellite of the mobile usb. I'm so frustrated. I'm really hoping they find a problem with our area but then again, I'm sure they won't fix it, why bother, we're rural. Is there some other sort of booster I can buy that doesn't have to connect to broadband?
p.s. I just talked to my husband and asked him if he could get on facebook at home, he said yes....I can't, the stupid "updating" thing just goes round and round til it finally says no internet service. This is what causes me to go back and forth, COULD it be my phone? And if it is my phone, I just bought it a few days ago, will they replace it with a new one? Could just the sim card be bad? I don't want a refurb after spending money for a new one.