Interactive User Guide for the LG Dare now posted on Verizon's site
As we reported last week, the Dare is expected to be priced at $199 after $50 rebate on a 2-year contract, $249 after $50 rebate on a 1-year contract, and $409 full retail.
*UPDATE* For those of you who can't wait until the 26th for the "official release", it appears that Verizon's TeleSales is now accepting orders for the Dare.
source: Verizon Wireless
Wow, this phone sure has some major advantages over the iPhone. Bluetooth Stereo, Instant, Picture, and Video Messaging, handwriting recognition, awesome camera, replaceable battery, exchangeable memory, turn-by-turn directions, music download... totally awesome phone!!
4. Donny (unregistered)
Great features but will it finally play YouTube videos. Thats a must for me. Does anyone know. There is No verizon phone as of yet that can play YouTube videos.......unless its a smartphone.
yes one of the insiders have stated that you can watch youtube videos off of "m.youtube.com"
12. LL (unregistered)
you can watch you tube on any phone that verizon wireless sell with a full html browser- (ex. voyager & glyde) its just that m.youtube.com that #6 brought up
The voyager actually has you tube in the enhanced web browser. You don't put the site in the browser because there is a link in the browser that is named you tube for you to watch the videos and they play very clear.
22. The Zune Lune (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
You are gonna those crazy iphone fanboys upset, bc of course, nothing beats an apple - lol.
verizon telesales is not taking orders on the dare as of today ive called 5 times same answer
no, it just seems that the west coast is getting orders in easier then anywhere else. i called them today at 12 and was talking to the guy for a half hour he kept telling me they didnt have it and it just said it was "coming soon" and i kept telling him my friend had gotten one and then he was like let me check something and sure enough he said i could get it and ill be getting it before Thursday.
here's the link for the enhanced web browser for the Voyager so you can play youtube videos: ikahil.com/voyager
57. VZW Employee (unregistered)
So, your saying "YOUTUBE" is the most important feature on a phone that your looking for? That's great news because now I can actually submit your comment into YOUTUBE and maybe get them to make a phone especially for your "YOUTUBE" enjoying purpose and that will be the only feature that phone will be capable of doing for your enjoyment...
64. primewax (unregistered)
West coast is the only region with them in stock as of right now.
74. Big Red (unregistered)
There is a website for mobile web version of yuo Tube it is m.youtube.com come on people get with it
My z6tv plays youtube videos and also my voyager so why you say no verizon phone plays youtube videos you iphone lover
101. b808minicoop (unregistered)
the voyager can play youtube, but you have to go to the mobile version of the site (www.m.youtube.com)
111. Marcinko123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2008)
does anyone know where i can purchase this phone online??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 26 on line.
if i order it tomorrow will i get it on friday?
accually the voyager does play you tube videos.
JUST CALLED VZW CANT ORDER PHONE UNTIL JULY 3RD. ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET THE PHONE IS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A GLYDE OR VOYAGER AND THEY ARENT WORKING. TALKED TO A SALES REP FOR 30 MIN
you cant watch youtube mobile on the glyde...#12 is wrong
169. nikki (unregistered)
my lg voyager plays youtube videos on the regular website
175. eric1456 (unregistered)
donny, I have the voyager and can watch youtube videos.
176. Time Travler (unregistered)
I ordered on line this Thur at 0700 PM and phone was Fedexed by 10 PM same day. Will pick it up today (6/28 at Fedex center.
actually, if u go to m.youtube.com, you can go on youtube. i did it on my voyager and im sure you could do this on the dare
the thing that sucks its not a glass interface. i hate the voyagers and ill probably hate this one too. it wears out after a couple of months. i guess ill have to wait for the blackberry thunder. so annoying. i do like how they added a 3.5mm head jack though. thats pretty awesome
(same person from above) unless someone can convince me to get this phone ill get it. does anyone agree with me on the interface though?
definitely, i strongly agree with your comment.
Honestly for an extra $50 a 1 year contract sounds like an amazing idea. The Thunder is suppost to be due late this year early next year, so you should be close for an upgrade when it comes out. I say go for it, worse thing that can happen is you don't like and return it within 30 days buyers remorse.
58. VZW Employee (unregistered)
Yeah, I wish the LG phones that Verizon carries would come in something other then cheap plastic. The only phone that Verizon carried which wasn't made of cheap plastic was the LG vx8700 the stainless steel looking phone. I do like how the Prada and the Vu from AT&T is designed looks wise.
The Vu looks good on screen but in person I wasn't impressed. Cheap black plastic and the screen was HORRIBLE. Dare would be a different story from the way things look, hopefully it will be.
you can't do that anymore unless you pay extra fees. when I got my new phone they said that they made sure you leave the store with the phone you want because if you want a different one you have to pay extra or something.
149. Soloxfl (unregistered)
I'll correct you on this piece on info... It's at least a $70 difference between 1yr and 2yr contracts (look it up if you want). You have to wait at least 10 months before you can upgrade and when you do upgrade you'll have to pay a $20 dollar device initiation fee... So im not sure if doing what you said is the best idea.
The 30 days worry free warranty is still on. there is no way that will change
7. xev (unregistered)
interface looks nice. about the plastic screen, get a screen protector, you should even with glass to protect the look.
8. Sdog99 (unregistered)
Why isnt the Dare on You Tube yet?
if i put screen protector on the phone will it make it less responsive?
122. datasupport (unregistered)
It does jsut a slight bit but not enough to notice.
does anyone know if a review of the phone will be coming anytime soon, to actually see the thing in action???
should have some reviews up by tomorrow
ENGADGET TV ALREADY HAS A REVIEW ON IT AND VIDZ!!!!! (Sorry phonearena) :(
why is it a big deal that its not glass? I didnt have the voyager so I dont really know the difference between a glass screen or a plastic one. alos, does this have QWERTY keyboard, i didnt see it when it did text in the user guide. Thanks
yes it does
it is a touch qwerty screen, that's it.
16. Jole555 (unregistered)
I can't wait for this phone. The rev.a is going to make this phone fly through the internet when you are receiving an EV-DO signal. And has anyone looked at Verizons 3g map compared to AT&T? There is no comparison, verizon's is 3-4 times larger. I travel throughout the country often, and need 3g where I go. And from what I've heard you can view attachments, and youtube videos with no problem. So far I think this is going to be verizon's closet phone to the i-phone. Now before all the i-phone users start to bitch, we all know this is not the i-phone and never will be. But isn't great that there are so many phones to chose from now like the i-phone, if you don't want an i-phone. Yes apple users some of us don't like / want to use apple products. I know thats so shocking for you to hear, but it's ok you can still love apple and your i-phone.
Your right, this is no iphone... It's better. 3.2 Cam, flash, Video, abilty to send/Rec Pic & Video, better 3g coverage, better network... So what is it that the iphone can do better?
The iphone has a user interface that surpasses any phone or device that has been out. The dare uses some of the same basics and builds on it with improved features, and network. But the iphone i think just has implemented the touchscreen in a way that no device has touched... I wonder however... Android OS....
this phone is not better than the Iphone sorry
ok you said this iphone is not better than the Iphone? how? in what way is the iphone better? what can the iphone do that this phone cannot do? because MANY things can be named that this phone can do that the iphone can't but what about visa versa?
177. Time Bandit (unregistered)
How the frack do you know. U have one yet?
um... why dont ya'll just wait for the RIM BlackBerry Thunder??? that phone is gonna be so sick!!! like really??? unless you dont want all of the features of a smart phone, then this is the one for you, but if you can or have to, then you should wait for the RIM BlackBerry Thunder.
well some people cant a hundred or more a month for the blackberry services and the dare is going to be much cheaper
Blackberry service is $29.99($44.99 if you need the corporate exchange service) for unlimited, not $100
yea I was gonna go get a blackberry curve I was so pumped when I went to get it. I go up to the sales rep and say im gonna get the curve. Hes like "Ok so which black berry data plane would you like. Wtf... so im like "I do not want a blackberry data plan. Hes like "well...you have to get one its required..." WTF is that??? Why would they require it...o yea thats right they try and suck every last penny out of their customers. Anyways I was very dissapointed. I couldnt get the curve cuz i cant afford an extra 30 bucks a month. Anyways getting this phone for sure when it comes out!
Do a little research next time. You have to have a data plan for a Smartphone.
Blackberry is the only phone you need to have a data plan on because blackberries use push e-mail and use the data network all the time. If you went pay as you go you would have a bill for 500 at the end of the month 1.99 per mb . All other PDA's and smart phone can be pay per MB, but you should not be getting a PDA or smart phone if you are not going to use the data feature. Don't waste your money.
its a requirement bc of an agreement with RIM, we cant sell any BBs w/o a data plan
no you dont, i have a palm and i dont have a data plan for it..its not big deal maybe you should do your research
to answet ur question as to why you have to have a data plan on the blackberry is due to all of your emails are going thru the blackberry server also the PIN that you can do on that device to talk to other blackberry users is also done thru the blackberry server and pretty much bypasses the carriers network so it has nothing to do with ur carrier trying to make money off of you all though they do it has to do with you paying blackberry for there servers to get push email
121. datasupport (unregistered)
It is the contract that Verzion has with Rim (blackberry). This helps to keep the people who just want to look cool instead of using the phone for what it should be used for.