After reading all the posts about the reception issue with ATT's 3G service, I want some of you guys to just try this. If you have the reception issues while holding your phone: Simply put, go into your settings, turn off 3G so you are in 2G mode, and try to duplicate the problem. Still the same bars dropping? Since 3G signal uses multiple towers for maximum efficiency and 2G locks onto one(I believe), I just think there may not be enough tower coverage to give some of you as strong a signal to fight the covering of the antenna. It's by no means a very smart theory, but just something simple I thought you could give a try to see if your bars go down in this mode.