Originally Posted by rachamphetamine
Well... that does suck, but if Verizon's signal is weak in your area, why did you re-extend your contract? AFAIK Verizon unlocking the global SIM already in the phone will not enable it to roam on GSM networks in the USA on that same SIM - I could be mistaken, but I think that the previous successes of getting to roam on North American GSM have been using a SIM from a GSM provider.
Verizon's network is weak here and I only get one to two bars on average at home. I work from home and it has not been an issue until recently. We are having a baby and my home office is being moved into the basement and that move killed the weak signal and now its hit or miss in the basement..