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devilwoman15

Jun 30, 2008, 6:46 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Video Quality of the Dare

I currently own the Voyager and I am very disappointed in the video playback. During the hockey season I signed up to get premium videos from my favorite team - the were so small it was nuts.

How is the video on the Dare? I am giving serious consideration to getting a iPhone as I have been impressed with the entire phone.

I tried again to look at the Dare and was told not until the 3rd would it be available in the stores.
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JGCL01

Feb 11, 2009, 9:30 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

V06 is now available

Just thought I'd let all Dare owners know. Unfortunately, I do not know what the upgrade is supposed to improve. I upgraded from V05 to V06 Monday and haven't noticed anything different.
Did you do the over the air software update or take it to a store? I have version 5 and just checked the over the air software update, and it said that I am running the most current version.
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I recently got the firmware upgraded to V06, pretty much the only thing I've noticed is the touch screen is much more responsive.
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schroeder1

May 16, 2010, 11:16 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Buying Used & Activation

Bought a mint used Dare.
Activation denied on web site, c cust.
service. They say can't activate on my Plan
America Choice Family 700 minutes.Must go to the newer Nation Plan cause phone won't work on America Choice. I wanted to use my unused minutes for browsing, not pay as you go @ 1.99 per
Is this true answer? They say no contract extention needed.
Any way around this.
Sorry for long post.
IDK, but I would just say that your old phone broke and you got a spare phone to replace, but I would go to a verizon authorized store
Jaweir

Oct 12, 2009, 10:57 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Is the Dare Dead?

Did LG or Verizon kill the Dare? Mines been acting up, it just locks up and i have to sometimes pull the battery to restart it. I was going to call Verizon and get a new one since this is only 5 months old, but if they killed it off I might have to get something else. Any one know anything about the Dare and Verizon?
Smile The DARE is alive and kicking as far as I know. so if you return it you should be able to get another DARE. No worries about having to get a diffrent Model.
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Its not dead...i wish it was
i've had three defective ones
[i still have the 3rd one]
and tech support wants me
2 replace it again with
this same model
[no upgrade]

im going 2 exchange it 4
the droid eris if i can.

when it came out i l...
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epka

Jul 28, 2009, 9:30 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

lg dare

Is it harmful to leave the phone plugged in to the charger overnight even when turned off? I was told "not to charge it for over 3 hours" or it will damage the Li ion battery.
Ive' had the phone since it came out and this is my habit. I plug it in right as Im going to sleep and dont unplug it until I get up in the morning. I've never had any problem with the battery.

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luster71

Aug 16, 2009, 12:19 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

any games?

i was wondering does it come with games and where i can get more or what type? flash games of java games work?
It comes with no games, you can download games via the Verizon App store. they are Java based.
DARRYJR

Sep 8, 2009, 3:21 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

THEMES QUESTION

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are different themes available besides the black and white ones?
Sad Nope, sorry, those are the only 2 themes available...
FitnessBabeFB

Jul 25, 2009, 8:30 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Will there be a successor

"While supplies last" has been added to Verizon's site.
Well I hope that this is a sign that there will be a "Dare 2". I really love my Dare but.. a really good new version would be awesome!!! Drooling
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DareNeophyte

Mar 25, 2009, 2:11 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Questions...

I've decided that my next phone will be the DARE...got a couple of questions if you don't mind helping me out...

I've read some about the proximity sensor having issues if it's covered in any way, even if using a clear skin or clear screen protector, has this been the case for the majority of users?

I've looked at Bodyguardz and Invisible Shield by Zagg...I'm leaning toward Bodyguardz, reviews have stated it's easier to apply than the I.S. and it lasts longer without yellowing or peeling/cracking off...anyone have any input about either of these?

Thanks.
Ive have no issues with the sensors. They just adjust the screen brightness automatically and the proximity one to shut off the light when talking on the phone and turn back on to add notes, ect while on a call.

As far as a screen protector, Ive h...
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I have a Zagg Invisible Shield on my Dare (full-body and screen). I love the phone and the shield. The Zagg actually has a really small oval cutout where the sensors are so as long as you get it aligned correctly, there is no problem. The phone is ...
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DareNeophyte---so, which one are you going to get??? Eh? So far Zagg, Bodyguardz and Boxwave have been mentioned. I, too, have a Dare with a Verizon shield on it. I HATE it. There are smears and fingerprints on it, not to mention the little bubbles ...
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WirelessFamily

Jun 22, 2009, 8:25 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Dare Applications??

I am thinking of swapping my storm for a dare...can I do the same things on the dare?

i use facebook, myspace, aim, yahoo messenger, pop email and internet.


is that possible? I need it explained idiot proof lol thanks all Smile
Yes to all the above ( I dont know about pop-email though). I would go with the new LG enV Touch. I have both and like the env more.
atrinkler822

Apr 16, 2009, 7:01 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

new to dare

hey
I just got this phone today.
I was wondering if anyone
can tell me how to do the following:
1 adjust text size
need it as big as it get
2 how to change ring tones
and oh yeah
how to turn phone on/off
I am now to touch screen
Thanks
atrinkler822
I don't mean to sound rude, but didn't your phone come with an istruction manual? The time it would take someone to type all of these instructions out for you here (and the time it would take you to read it) would be longer than if you just read the ...
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Smile Thought further about your situation and thought I would mention that the user guide, quick start guide and spec sheet are available as pdf's on the verizon site and/or the LG site. You can zoom these as much as needed so that you can read them ea...
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anecat

May 7, 2009, 8:17 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

LG Dare

I just got the iclone - LG Dare - so that I could stay with Verizon. Fortunately many of the features are very intuitive because the instructional user guide is not much more that a quick start guide. It addresses the most basic stuff in painful detail (over and over) and does not address full capabilities with any useful direction. It painfully begins each direction with 3 part instruction on unlocking the screen (touch the lock icon on the screen, duh!) and then proceeds with the how to, but only in the really basic stuff. And while it does give some "how to", it does not give the "why you would or would not want to" choose particular options. In other words, it really does not address functionality. It even misses the boat on some b...
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Jaweir

Apr 27, 2009, 11:38 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Syncing outlook

OK I am just trying to push my contacts and calendar from Outlook to my LG Dare. I have tried to use BitPim, I'm not happy with how it works, does anyone have a different software to try?

TIA
Jaweir

Apr 22, 2009, 10:33 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Max SD Card size

I know LG says that the max size is 8gig, but has anyone put a larger card? 16, 32?
I dont know about 32, but I do know that 16 works fine (as long as you have a lower class card).
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johnnydoe

Apr 23, 2009, 8:16 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

thinking about buying on monday

Was just curious to know if anyone knows if you can add your own ringtones to the phone? Possibly via memory card or is that option not available on the phone?
ZIGGYthePUG

Apr 14, 2009, 8:00 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

I'M POSSIBLY GETTING A 'DARE' BUT.....

Smile Hi I was hoping someone could help me with this-when i was in a vzw store, they could not. I currently have a pink curve-so-can the dare copy and paste like you do with a bb? Also, is it really that difficult navigating on the web with the Dare? ie. how do you 'scroll' up on a page-is it by touching and'holding' the page as you move your finger up? the model in the store did not work properly!! tia for anyone that can help before i decide to upgrade my ph!
The Dare is a great phone, but you might be somewhat dissapointed with web browsing. This is the first phone I have ever had where I actually used the internet, so I don't really have anything to compare it too. It's been available on many of my pas...
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gtsound12

Apr 3, 2009, 1:42 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Can you play musidc directly fro your SD card

Can i just pop in an sd card and listen to music or do i have to set up rhapsody and make a playlist to listen? I used to have a mogul with sprint and it had windows media player so i could just pop in an sd card and pick the song i wanted to play and it played. I put the sd card into the dare and i couldnt even seee the music on the card.. Please help. Thanks
yes u can play your music from your sd card...u have to make sure you put the files in the correct folders...
anecat

Apr 2, 2009, 1:17 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

LG Dare & Mac OSX Leopard

Rolling Eyes I am a mac user; also (due to living in rural mountainous area)verizon is the only game in this little town. I have finally sorted through all verizon phones and have decided that the dare comes closest to meeting my needs and I have played with it and like the interface. The big unknown is mac compatibility. I have spoken to at least a half dozen people who work for verizon (all of whom assure me that they are 100% certain that their answers are correct) who completely contradict each other. The answers range from "it is in no way compatible" to "music, pics, contact list,notes, etc. can easily be shared with mac via micro sd card or bluetooth". Any feedback from those of you mac users with the Dare is appreciated. I'm still pr...
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read these two discussions

1) http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t= 1491806&highlight=bitpim+mac

2) http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?mess ageID=6978825
JA281371

Mar 18, 2009, 4:55 PM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Do you Dare???

The only daring thing about this phone is the actual purchase!!!
Not sure what you mean by that, but I own one and I love it. Everything about it just plain works great.
Luigi En Vivo

Feb 1, 2009, 9:17 AM
over in the "LG Dare VX-9700" discussion:

Recommend a Converter?

I have a few movies that i am trying to load onto my dare, but i just cant seem to find a good converter.

so far i have tried 'Super' and 'Quick Media Converter'. i'll admit i do like 'super' and it works fine, but it comes with so much adware that my computer cant keep up.

any recommendations? what converter do you use?
mediaconverter.org its simple and easy to use
just copy and paste the video url
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