Mine is stuck on a perpetual sync when I'm connected to the internet but syncs fine when I disconnect from the internet. I was just told by the Mountain Dew chugging, D&D enthusiast, Black Reebok wearing nerd patrol (aka I.T. -[i kid i kid]- ) that part of the sync process can involve a check w/itunes for some reason. And since I'm posting online, I'm assuming my internet connections is A+. The wife had the same problem this morning on her phone before leaving for work, and although she just unplugged the unit before it "finished" -it did sync and upload her morning podcast. Anyone having the same problem? Mine has it stuck on syncing contacts when the issue happens. If it keeps up, I'll reinstall the phone software later. PS. I'm not jailbroken or anything fancy, just plain 'ol boring iphone.