I have had this phone for 1 week. Disappointed. My last phone was vx3200. NEVER had no signal. Always pretty strong rf. The 6100? 3x in one week, no signal at all. A lot of the time 1-2 bars. I turned in a digital phone because of the same reason. However, at least w/the digital I could still make a call w/no signal. Not so w/the trimode. Unfort. nothing I can do for a year. As primary phone holder on family plan, they will let me get a new phone in a year. Although I "Thought" it was only every 2!