Verizon officially releases the LG Dare for $199

Verizon officially releases the LG Dare for $199
Verizon has officially launched the LG Dare VX9700 through its on-line web site and TeleSales division, despite some people being able to order it since June 24th. The Dare is the 3nd non-smartphone incorporating a touchscreen, to be released by this carrier, following the LG Voyager and Samsung Glyde, and is intended to compete directly with Samsung's Instinct and Apple's upcoming iPhone 3G.

Features include a 3" diagonal WQVGA touch-sensitive display with light sensor to automatically adjust brightness, 3.2MP autofocus camera and flash with face detection technology, VGA video recording, built-in photo and video editing capabilities, HTML Browser, 3.5mm headset jack, movie quality video playback from memory card, updated media player with equalizer and Rhapsody support, handwriting recognition, drag and drop contacts with a unique photo interface, multitasking, Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, EVDO Rev A, microUSB, and support for up to 8GB microSDHC memory cards. All of this is packaged into a device measuring 4.10"H x 2.20"W x 0.50"D and with a weight of 3.76 oz. Pricing is $199 after $50 rebate on a 2-year contract, $249 after $50 rebate on a 1-year contract, and $409 full retail.

*UPDATE* For a limited time, Verizon is including a FREE 8GB microSDHC memory card with Dare orders placed on-line with a $79 Nationwide Basic plan (1350 minutes) or $99 Nationwide Basic Unlimited plan.

source: Verizon Wireless



1. unregistered

I'm getting one (or two) as well. Unfortunately, I'm a VZW employee, so I won't be able to order for several more weeks, I'm sure-

4. VZW Rep in Roc City unregistered

im in the same boat as u, i mite wait for my upgd or mite do it full retail, not sure yet

26. just got one unregistered

i just went through the same thing. i had to call verizon customer service and have them do it over the telephone. the service representative had to have her supervisor override it because it is only available on the web site. some sort of technical glitch right now. i'm sure after a few more phone calls, the web site will be repaired. can't wait to get it!!

38. codyphobi unregistered has some specs on it as well. I ordered mine this morning and should have it tommorow. Best I can tell it is ONLY available on new contracts at moment and is not available for retail purchase ($409) Best wishes...i cant wait for mine.

59. unregistered


85. unregistered

Just got hooked up with one today for FREE(tax only) friend is a manager at Verizon store and they just got in the shipment so i rushed down there to pick it up and extended my contract for 2 yrs. This phone is off the hook! The video capture is awesome and the touch response is definitely better than the Voyager. It's very compact and lighter than the enV2. Lovin it, now i just gotta find some way to put a new browser on it. Good luck you guys hope you get yours soon!

127. VZW Rep as well. unregistered

or you could put your time to better use and learn how to spell the word "might". no?

128. VZW Rep unregistered

Free you say? Your friend may not have his/her job very long.... Way to advertise it all over the world wide web. Idiot!

2. unregistered

i was wondering if anyone could solve my problem. i tried to upgrade my phone(and the other two on my account) but the dare is not on the list. i read that phones with html need nationwide plan and i have upgraded to that. the voyager and glyde show up but the dare doesn't. has verizon just not put it up on that part of the site yet or is there something else i need to do? i have also tried adding the phones into my cart but they don't show up. thanks for any help

3. VZW Rep in Roc City unregistered

if ur logged in and having the problem, logout, close ur browser and re open it, make ure ur logged in and that the nationwide plan is the pp ur on and try to upgrade then, if its still giving u an issue call customer service tomorrow or e services which actually can see the same thing u see

22. pvdovets

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Just spoke to customer service. the system is jacked up and the update is not going though, it will not be available for upgrade till tomorrow. however apparently it is available in retail stores.... sound like i am going for a ride and getting imediate gratification.

66. unregistered

i had same problem!! i just called this morning and they took care of it!! i tried for 3 hrs last nite!! it would only do it for new activation!!! bullshit!!!!

5. Dalumberjack

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 12, 2008

just talked to them. They said after 12 midnight it will show up online as upgradeable. It just isn't 100% official yet in their system till it turns 12am.

6. unregistered

ha ha ha i got mine :)

8. Dalumberjack

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 12, 2008

you can order it online. You just cant get the additional 100 bucks off as its not available for upgrade at the moment

16. unregistered

did this person you talked to mention where it has to be 12am for it to be official because its past 12am in the continental us and i really want this phone

7. unregistered

Is it still free overnight shipping online?

9. Dalumberjack

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 12, 2008


10. unregistered

Cool. Another question, is verizonwireless network down right now or something? I can't complete my upgrade and it gives me this message. "Your request failed and cannot be completed online. Please contact Customer Service for additional information at 1.800.922.0204." I want to hurry up and orderthis so i can sleep! I can not go to sleep, I can't wait!!!

11. unregistered

Nevermind, I just saw post #9. Thanks. Do you know when it would be available for the upgrade?

68. unregistered

i am the say way!!! like a kid couldnt sleep!! couldnt order phone till this morning i was online trying like hell at 12am it got me sick!!!! im a phone junkie!! i nedd help

74. unregistered

i was the same way too... i couldn't sleep... i woke up at 6am just to call them... i had to call back at 8am-- thats when telesales were open..... but ordered it ... and getting it tommorrow....

12. unregistered

Do you have to have a nationwide plan or whatever to get this phone? cause im on a familyshare plan ithink...

14. unregistered

i think you need nationwide for any phone with html browser, so yes . but, the nationwide is the same price as the old plans the only difference is mobile web doesn't use airtime minutes anymore. they charge 1.99 for 1mb of data not sure what that translates to in real world but if you want the phone you have no choice

61. Leo unregistered

You don't have to change your plan. I have America Choice Family plan with 4 lines and upgraded one line to Dare. VZ rep told me that I don't have to switch and if I just want access to internet to get Web Mobile 2.0 plan for $5/months. If you want to take advantage of VCast options, make sure to get $15/month VCast Plan that covers wireless web, VCast music, video and games.

69. unregistered

you were miss informed. the 5/month plan still gets per minute charges and i believe per kb charges. now the 15/month vcast is unlimited

96. Leo unregistered

You are absolutely right. I just called VZW and now they sing a different do have to switch to Nationwide plan and $15/month will buy you unlimited web. It is basically defeats the whole purpose why I bought that phone. I guess I will refuse a shipping and will wait to see what IPhone will look like.

107. Anomalies

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2008

Please I'm begging you to switch to AT&T. First of course, you'll probably have an early termination fee on all four lines, so if you're on a variable etf, we're looking at like $100 per line at minimum, $175 at maximum? Okay so there's $400-$700 to cancel your lines. On top of that, you're going to be paying for four phones with AT&T and a $36 activation fee per line(so $144). So now our total is $544-$844. Now I'll be generous and say that you're a selfish man and you only buy yourself an iPhone at $200, then for your family you get 3 crappy free phones. So not including tax, that brings us up to roughly $744-$1044. Oh we're not done yet, you're going to have a $30 data plan you will NEED to accompany your iPhone. So thats $30/month. Now your phone is going to be a 2 year contract.. $30 x 24 months? Oh wow thats $720!? (versus the $320 for VZW's vcast/unl data for the dare) So wow, lets see now we're looking at $1464 - $1764 !? All the things I just mentioned are a lot better than just changing your plan, I'm sure. Seriously, switch to AT&T, go. Try AT&T they have a 30 day return policy, so we'll see you crawling back here in 2 weeks.

129. unregistered

Your an idiot. you will just end up paying more for data with the iphone. god people are stupid!

130. unregistered

LOL! OMG! That was awesome. I love intelectual people. Hes so right on this.

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