I picked up a 7135 from my bud in SD, CA. He dumped it after fighting with Verizon for a month because of very bad reception almost everywhere he went. They made him pay for the phone but let him out of the long term contract.
PROBLEM
Anyone else have "connection issues"??
I walked around inside and outside of my house yesterday with my old LG510 verizon phone and the 7135. I was seeing five bars on the incoming stength on the LG and absolutely nothing on the 7135!
It didn't matter where we were.

It seems an unlikely coincidence that the phone exhibits the same behavior on both sides of the continent which might seem to indicate a problem with the phone and not, with the network.

Is this a bad piece of hardware?