I never had a case for my 3G. I feel it just does injustice to the design of my iphone. But this reception thing is getting to be ridiculous. I get worse reception than my 3G in my home even when I'm NOT touching that corner... The worse thing is when I lay on my left side the reception completely dies. I guess I'm hesitant to believe that a simple case completely solves all reception issues. Because reception seems to be worse than my 3G even when not touching the corner... If a case really does solve all reception problems, then I will reluctantly get one. But can people who had reception issues and then bought a case/bumper please describe their results?