no such luck I ordered mine on the 16th, got it approximately 7 days later (can't remember the exact day) and I am also experiencing this issue. It actually started a couple days after I got the phone but I thought it was just some settings that needed to be changed. I normally keep my phone on silent so the speaker doesn't get very much use. This morning went to send a voice recording to my boyfriend and it wouldn't play, so I started up pandora. Nothing. I was listening to pandora all night at work and the speaker was working fine. I tried pressing on the back and the sound came on for about 30 seconds then went back off and I can't get it to come back no matter how much I press or rub. A case will not help this issue. I have had an Otterbox Defender on my phone from the very beginning. I love my phone so this has me quite down. It's good I caught it now tho, as I use my phone as my alarm clock and I have to work tonight.