Switching from a BB curve to the X. So far, pretty good! I'm Jessica, I live in rural South Georgia with my wonderful hubby, two kiddos and a really loud Beagle. I'm having some issues with my X, one is the reason I found this forum! My X will NOT allow me to call my mom or my sister's house. The phone will also not allow them to call me, it's like they're blocked or something! Verizon (locally) did everything they know to do to it and cannot get it to cooperate, so they're offering me a new one if I bring it in with the box tomorrow morning. I have it charging right now, but I'm going to try the solution I found in a thread here before I take it in, I sure hate to start all over with the apps and things. Couple questions too: *Is there anyway to remove the factory apps that come with it that I absolutely don't need? *How to extend battery life, mine seems to die really quickly? *How to create mobile hotspot, how much does it cost on my bill and how does it work with low signal strength? The only option for 'net at our new house is dial up or Hughes Net and I'd like to use my X if at all possible! Thanks in advance!