I called VZW tech support after I couldn't hear anything on the phone if not on speaker, the lady told me to pull the battery and it worked. an hour later, the date changed to 1969, the time is 4 hours behind and it seems as if my google account isn't synced anymore which makes the droid useless for me. I guess I have to endure the chaos and the lines at the verizon store sometime this weekend. Does anyone else have a similar experience like this? Any advice would be great thanks.