I do, and there are plenty of others that do as well. Bad luck, I guess
Replacing your junk RAZR for a refurbished junk RAZR will not work.
Out of curiosity, how would you know since your post makes it sound as if you are unwilling to do this. Sorry if I have misunderstood and you DID actually get a refurbished phone.
One thing to try when you factory reset a phone would be to make sure NONE of your application settings are saved prior to resetting your phone. Otherwise, if it is an app which is causing the problem, when you reload the app and restore the settings, you will be having the exact same problems.
I have had a droid razr for about 3 weeks. The first weekend it lost it's data connection. I spent almost an hour on the phone with tech support and we ended up doing the total reboot. I didn't lose anything because of my Google play account holding all my apps and all of my important data like my photos and documents is usually stored on the cloud. However it was a pain in the ***, but it was worthwhile to log the issue to have a record of the instance. Since then I found a Motorola app called Restore Connectivity Settings. They have different ones for different phones so just look for the droid. It was designed to accommodate 4g networks but it works just as well for 3g. Since I installed it I have had several instances of a lost data connection and it has restored it every time with a click. Since I have the issue logged, I reported back to Verizon every time that the I have had the lost connection to also get it logged and I have told them that I will give them a fair amount of time to roll out a fix or I want a new phone. I have been a Verizon customer since they began selling phones and service and they have been very good to me over the years.
As rc said you might need to do a Factory Rest an just Because you live in a 4G area doesn't always mean you will get it especially if they just deployed it in your Area. The technician's might be tweaking the system for weeks to get the Kinks out if. an if it goes down Nation Wide you not the only one with out it Millions are.
An to answer you final Question: So, other than Verizon employees. Does anyone have one of these that actually works? Yes mine is Working Great But i also know what to do with it. If it has an issue, And i only use Reputable apps from the Market, An when i surf the Web i go to places i know that are safe an when i 'm done i clear the cache an everything else. I have had a Droid phone for 2 years an Black berries before them..b33
I've had mine for just over a WEEK, and so far, no problems of any kind, other than my lack of understanding. AND NO, I am not SMARTER than a Smart Phone. I really like it, but wish I'd of gone with the next model up with better battery life. Thats my only complaint so FAR!
Yea you would like the having the bigger battery.. when ones ask me Question about especially my family members cousins an suck they say what does it compare in like an i tell them it's Like a Hot. B.M.W with a Big *** Gas tank.Lol b33
More on topic: I wish I could say mine worked right.
That's all I am going to say about it.
it used to be nice in the old format where you could add where you lived, if you cared to.
bottom line, i think some folks buy the razr/maxx/any 4g phone without looking at the coverage map, find out they're on the fringes of 3g & whine about poor or no service.
i've got a friend with a maxx who just traveled to/from oregon from phoenix & i was giving him wx updates thru some garbage wx all thru california, as he was going to oregon.
in oregon no internet at the house he was staying & he used the phone as a hotspot for a laptop without any aggravation.
I received this phone months ago to replace my horrible Galaxy Nexus....Has worked great since the day I opened the box.