I live in a county where Verizon is the only real option regarding coverage but even Verizon can be spotty. I took my new Note 3 hunting this weekend and that area has always had a weak signal but on my last phone, a Razr Maxx, I could usually get 2 or 3 bars of 3G. It was enough that I could use GPS with some online maps. The Note 3 can only pull in 1 bar of 1x and sometimes not that. There were times that I had no signal at all. The GPS works fine but I can't access any maps. The GPS knows where I am but I don't <g>. Where I know that signal is strong I'll get 4 or 5 bars of 4G but it doesn't seem to "pull" the signal as well as the Razr Maxx. Is this a problem with my phone in particular, the Note 3 in general or Samsung? I remember an article on line that the Note 3 has a new Radio power management system. Would this be affecting my reception? Is there any way to "boost" the "pulling" power of the Note 3. Thanks for any advice.