I love my Droid but it doesn't love me back.

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    Hi, 62 years old and a newbie, how's that. I have had my Droid (just plain Droid) for almost a year now. It has proved to be wonderful on the web, wonderful for texting and messaging but its phone properties suck. It has dropped calls from the start. Now that I discovered 3 days ago the "Mute" while on a call I wondered what would happen where all of a sudden my callees couldn't hear me but I could sure hear them cussing me up one side and down the other for that "?/?/?/?/" Droid phone! But as I say, I found out that I was pushing the Mute button that I didn't even know was there. But the dropped calls started slowly and have been gaining to the point of 6-8 callbacks in a 1/2 hour call. It either goes to a blank screen, the screen that shows my apps or it goes completely off where I have to unlock to get back on the phone. Why? I would just like to make a phone call. Isn't that the reason to have a phone, not for a computer, not for a messaging machine but as a phone, that one inconceivable convenience that we all must have to live our lives these days. I may just go back to my G'One that I had before. At least it knew it was a phone who just happened to be able to get web and text. Help me out here. I really am about ready to get rid of this Droid if I can't figure something out to do.
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    welcome to the forum. have u cleared/wiped data/cache? it may/may not make a difference but maybe ur phone could be getting getting overly worked esp if ur browsing a lot. have u factory reset? it could multiple things and if u haven't rooted, take it to vzw store to have it looked at. let the tech do their job...Lol

    ALOHA from Hawaii
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    Welcome and Hawaiian Princess has given good advice.

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    I have? really? LOL im just playing. im a jokester today...omg is that spelled right? Lol

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    I am fighting the urge to ask if you are drunk... AHAHA!!

    Just kidding. ;)

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    LOL its called lack of sleep! delirious more like

    ALOHA from Hawaii
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    you haven't mentioned how your signal is when you're dropping these calls, signal is usually the reason for dropping calls..

    if you're unsure go to the market and download a widget called mobile signal widget, it'll give you your best idea of how much signal you have.
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    Maybe it will get straightened out

    I always have good signal, 3-4 bars constantly. I know nothing about what you are talking about but I have decided to take it in to a store and let the techs work it out.
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    he was mentioning about an app u may wanna use to show a signal strength. but like I had mentioned and u have done, take it to the store. hope everything worked out

    ALOHA from Hawaii
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    The very first thing I would do if I were you is a factory reset. Just wipe it and start over with a fresh slate. Then "trim the fat" with the apps. Don't overload it with a lot of apps that you don't really use.

    Seriously, factory reset and if that doesn't work, then go to the nearest Verizon store and let the techs do their jobs.dancedroid