Over the past few months, myself and many others have had signal issues in Columbia, SC. where we used to have a full 4G signal, now is much weaker (shows one bar of service) or even switches to 3G and sometimes drops calls. As I stated, I am not the only one having these issues. I work for an employeer that has a contract with Verizon Wireless with over 400 devices on the account. Our service is much weaker or non-existent in and around Columbia, SC. I have reset my phone, removed and re-installed the sim card, and still have the same issues. Verizon Wireless tells me that it is my phone and I need to upgrade. This is a ploy to sell contracts and phones. This is an issue with service. It could be damaged equipment, a result of the solar flare, it could be a demand on the system, either way, we need our service restored back to its original strength.