WOW, so this was my problem the whole time?
When I first got the phone, I activated my sim, everything worked fine. Then I flashed the latest RUU and for some reason could NOT get the data to work whatsoever.... was on the phone with verizon for atleast 2 hours. Flashed the RUU like 3 more times with still no success. I finally flashed a rom and then it worked somehow...
I guess I managed to put the battery cover on after I flashed the rom I wanted... Even when it started working I thought it just started working because of the rom I installed. LOL never knew it was because I had the battery cover off the entire time I was trying to just run the stock RUU, lol.
The guy I was talking with on the phone also told me to keep the battery cover off too since we would be pulling the battery in and out along with the SIM card. I guess verizon needs to start educating their employees