Unfortunately for you Verizon iPhone 4 owners, the grip of death still exists. It happens when you hold the phone in a certain position it will cause the reception to go out. This certain spot is where the gap in the external cover is covered. The worst part of this is that they have claimed to have fixed this issue with the Verizon iPhone 4. For AT&T customers they were compensated with a free bumper case event for quite a while, but these same bumper cases are now $30, and we have yet to see how Apple will be compensating the Verizon iPhone 4 users yet. I personally feel that Apple will not be offering free bumper cases since they are no longer inclined to fix this issue for free. Apple will most likely give Verizon owners a discounted price on the bumper cases.