this is my first iphone, the 3G, and i must say, it's really poor at functioning as a phone. the reception of it on 3G is abismal! living in the heart of Dallas, TX, 3G is widely present. yet, the only...and I mean ONLY way to get 2 or more bars of reception is to stand outdoors with a clear shot at the atmosphere. if tall buildings are around or if you're inside a building or if you have some type of roof over you (house, apartment, garage, etc)...the iphone won't get a single 3G reception bar. not to mention the dropped calls CONSTANTLY because of it. man, dropped call here....dropped call there....whoops, another dropped call...more dropped calls. i can turn off 3G and when edge kicks in, the reception sky rockets to all bars....but that's kinda defeating the purpose of purchasing a 3G capable phone, right? it's a huge pain in the rear to have to switch 3G off just to get acceptable reception and no dropped calls....then toggle it back on for data usage. is this something apple can help remedy with a software update or is this just the nature of the iphone 3G? *i propose apple rename their "phone" to iMedia 3G....because a "phone" it is not.