I recently bought a HP Pre3 for Verizon on ebay. It was described as having activation issues and on further query, I was informed that the unit had not been flashed. I thought I could just flash it and that would be the end of my problems. Not so. I did flash it to 2.2.4 and then attempted to activate. The usual *228 did not work so I called Verizon for assistance. They did attempt to manually program it. The good news was that it managed to get on the network and the 3G icon showed up and surfing and email functioned just fine. The bad news was the phone part was not functioning. No outgoing calls, and no incoming calls and not text messages in or out. The weird thing was that the phone came to me and popped up with 8 voicemails (phantom?) that I can't access since they aren't associated with my account. It appears the phone part of it won't let go and connect to my network. It shows my phone number and everything seems right but it just won't connect to the phone side of the Verizon network. I re-doctored and essentially have tried everything short of throwing it out the window to no avail. Is there a way to make this phone go back to factory defaults as if it were fresh out of the box? I would love to have this unit up and running. The interface is simply, clean and elegant. Anyone out there have any experience with this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.