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Mar 28, 2010, 9:27 AM
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Current software?

does anyone know the current software version on the Versa? thank you so much!!!
Current Software Version: VX960V07
Per internal Verizon source

Nov 15, 2009, 4:12 PM
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should i get????

I am getting ready to upgrade my phone (currently carrying the choc. 2).

should i go with this phone if i am wanting a full qwerty keyboard phone, or should i go with something else????


Oct 13, 2009, 7:54 PM
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Clear Hard Snap on Case From Verizon

Was just wondering if anyone was using these i mean they look like a good cheap way to protect your phone was going to pick one up but kind of worried have had them on flip phones before but they scratched them all up and didnt want to put it on there and it do that and to late to do anything about it but wasnt from verizon and slid on instead of snapping on like these just wondered.

thanks for any help
I actually purchased a clear hard case for a different phone and I had a REALLY hard time getting the case to lock on to the phone. Not saying that it will be the case with the Versa (which I just purchased) but I would actually steer clear of them (...

May 12, 2009, 8:20 AM
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To start off i love the versa, I think it s great phone! BUt from my understanding besides the keyboard and the game controller, does anyone know if they plan to release any other kinds of attachments like the keyboard that came with the phone? Thanks
ya im really hoping they come out with a sliding keyboard for this thing 🙂 I think it would be awesome if they did....lets keep our fingers crossed 🙂

Aug 26, 2009, 2:59 PM
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is anyone else's versa freezing on them like mine? I notice it happens when I'm exiting the browser.

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Jun 23, 2009, 7:57 AM
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Movies on the Versa

I have been trying to fiddle with formats to watch movies on the versa, but the only thing i can get to work is 3gp, and it only fills 2/3 of the screen. I use a Pinnacle program to record the video in mpg format in the firs place, and then use Freez3gp to format it into 3gp (as 3gp2 didnt work). anyone have better luck? I used handbrake to make a mpg4 but that was a bsut too. any help would be appreciated.
I have used Pinnacle to created videos and converted them to mp4 with WondeShare Video Converter. I set the size for 320 x 240 and then just copied the new file to my micro sd card. Video plays perfectly. Not completely full screen but close with on...

May 5, 2009, 8:14 PM
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Swivel Holster Clip

Sorry if these are noob questions, just cant seem to find the answers. But on the Verizon Wireless website, they offer a swivel holster clip, does anyone happen to know if when the phone is on the clip the screen is facing outward or inward? Thanks in advance
The screen would be facing outward. I've tried holsters on previous LG models and they always seem to scratch the "chrome" that surrounds the phone.

May 5, 2009, 7:48 PM
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Can anyone tell me what format charger this uses? Is it the same as the dare or is it a mini usb?
The charger is the same as on the Dare - the cord plugs into the wall charger or directly into a USB port.
BTW - the battery for the Versa is the same as the Dare.

Apr 16, 2009, 2:16 PM
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The surprise of the Versa

I am still trying to find out why the Versa is at the high price of 199.00 when they cut back on the camera to 2mp and passed on a 3.5mm jack. Plus with the keyboard feature make the phone a quite a bit inconvenient. Plus the phone looks ugly when the attachment is on. On top of all of that the web browser is slower on this phone than with the dare. I would figure that this would be a 99.99-129.00 range not 199.00. Let me know what all of you guys think. Thanks again.
Well I can tell you this! At first-loved the Versa then started to have problems with it. I was on my 2nd Versa phone and the darn thing was stuck--couldn't flip it or turn it side ways! I was really disappointed! I decided that the phone was way too ...

Apr 10, 2009, 5:26 PM
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Bluetooth problems

I have a first generation Macbook and have had trouble pairing my Versa with it.

I go through all the steps, but the computer is unable to determine what my phone can and can't do. I'm not sure if this is a computer or phone issue.

I am able to transfer stuff from my phone to the computer no problem, but the other way around just doesn't work.

Does Verizon put something on the phone to prohibit transferring from your computer to phone so you have to buy their music, wallpapers, etc.?

Apr 10, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Fragile Hinge?

Well the dreaded day arrived, the first, but inevitable, drop of the new phone. Everything still works fine mind you, and there are no scuffs or anything. But the hinge opens about halfway and stops, you give just a tad more force and it makes a popping sound and unfolds all the way. It's hardly broken, just obnoxious that a single drop would do that... plus with no outside blemishes I don't understand how the internals of the hinge were screwed up!

Apr 5, 2009, 3:59 PM
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Can anyone comment on the calendar feature of this phone? Is it decent or just the standard cell phone fare? Someone posted a review saying they actually use this calendar, and I'd like more details from anyone...
The lack of decent calendar functions is my primary reason for hating most dumbphones. Thanks in advance.

Mar 20, 2009, 2:57 PM
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Touch Key Pad Problem When Using Calendar

Can someone try something for me? I'm trying to figure out if this phone has a bug with the calendar or was it operator error. I use the onboard touch keypad instead of the qwerty Keypad, in fact, the qwerty Keypad is not even attach to my phone.

When I create an event in the calendar, I was having trouble entering text in the subject field using the onboard touch keypad in landscape mode. I can enter any text in the first and second rows of text, but as soon as I touch anything in the last two rows, it will return the screen back to the "New Event" screen with is the previous screen. If I rotate my phone back to portrait, all is fine and I'm able to enter any this way, of course, that means you will have to enter text the old fashion way...
Yes, my phone does the same thing in calendar using the qwerty keyboard - pressing any of the keys in the lower 2 rows (including Shift) causes the event to go back as if you were beginning the event description. Portrait entering works fine.
I have my keyboard completely off, and i tried all the buttons on my phone in landscape mode in the create calendar event, and didn't experienced any of the mentioned problems you had. And it saved like it was supposed to as well...

Mar 3, 2009, 9:58 AM
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No WiFi No Buy!

The failure to include WiFi connectivity cripples this CDMA phone's potential for people who need to be able to use it with Skype in most overseas destinations. &*)_!!!
Alot of Verizon's phones/pda's have wi-fi but the block it. So you end up buying there internet service.
So this isn't the best choice for you. For me a great up grade. I don't need the internet at this point. Love my Dare but some of the extra's it...
Is there even a BREW version of Skype?
This isn't a smartphone. It isn't intended to BE a smartphone. Phones that are not smartphones don't come with wifi. Why are you expecting it?
honestly, i would rather NOT have WiFi. i like my identity to be my own and not someone elses thank you. do you know how NOT secure WiFi is? of course, i have a BB so i use the VZW browser. WiFi? seriously...
Even if it had wifi, the phone would not support downloading an app like Skype. It will only support GIN apps, so you'd be SOL anyhow...

And I also don't know why nobody is every willing to pay for any of the services they want to use. The world ...

Mar 25, 2009, 9:48 PM

The phone is brown, not maroon.

Sorry guys, had to call you on that. http://colorvisiontesting.com/online%20test.h tm

Feb 28, 2009, 12:58 AM

When the hell are these companies going to learn???

Touch Capacitace is great for multi-touch but that is about it. I have a iPod Touch and an Instinct and the touch is more responsive but my wife and some other female freinds have a hell of a time using the keyboard with long finger nails. Not to me...
People with nails or gloves can't use TC screens. Plus, TC uses literally a touch to activate, and that can cause false positives as well. TR requires a light push on the device to operate. Once you understand that to drag you have to be pushing down ...

Mar 17, 2009, 4:55 PM

Just a quick note:

Verizon does include their mobile email with their data plans (the connect plan). While Vcast offers unlimited data, it was built for the Vcast Video portal. With the new connect plans you get mobile email and unlimited data.

A good review overall. I'm actually one of the ones that enjoys the phone with the keyboard attached, and after you mess with it a bit switching between the two isn't hard.

This phone seems to be the biggest hit with people considering the EnV2/Voyager moreso than those going for the dare, at least in my store. A lot of my older customers are very interested in the phone because they want a touchscreen but don't want to give up a full keyboard. The touchscreen/keyboard makes it much easier for them to navigat...
Connect plan is also $10 over the cost of the Select plan, while Vcast is $15 more.

Mar 11, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Really a Touch Screen?

Hey all,

I'm wondering if this phone is really a true touch screen, or if you have to push while touching like the Dare? (at least that's how I understand the Dare is based on the reviews I read?)

I'm not quite clear what you mean by "push while touching" unless you're talking about the BlackBerry Storm, but the Versa is indeed a touch screen.
the dare and versa, along with treos and 6800's and touch pro, touch diamond. they are all touch screens. there are 2 types of touch screen, capasitive, and resistive.

capasitive: (storm, iphone/itouch) use a glass screen, and responds to electrici...

Mar 2, 2009, 12:04 AM
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now here is the real issue: Dare or Versa?

I have not yet bought either but have played with the Dare considerably. I have found that the Dare seems to be good especially for the camera. Versa is 2.0 MP Dare is 3.2. Both seem to take good pictures, but the Dare seems to edge out in this category. I can go on, but I am sure many others will. I found good faith in all of you guys before, and am asking it again. So what do you think....Dare or Versa? thanks ;)
I went out and got the Dare when it came out last summer and it's the first LG I have owned and love it! The Versa has a lot of new features it's just what you need is the question. I may pick up the Versa and throw the Dare on Ebay. Have to try the V...
well i see alot of dares with charging port issues so be aware..well actually i see alot of lg phones on a dialy basis having one issue or another 🤣
still not answered my question though. which is the better phone? or is there an even better phone that is coming out soon????
The attachable keypad is thin and fragile looking and that brown pretend leather look just awful...
...Except that I'm on a cell phone forum, not writing a thesis. The only purpose of the previous post was for someone to be an ass, not to add anything of value to the "conversation." Apparently no one on here can have an opinion or a viewpoint anymo...

Mar 16, 2009, 5:28 PM
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i have read the versa supports flash. and i know it has a multi-tab web browser. so does the phone support flash for the ui, or actual flash, like youtube.

anyone own the phone and can confirm it supports flash?
It does indeed support some flash. the full youtube site works for example (i.e. not just the mobile youtube site). however, it is not full flash support but a subset known as Flash Lite (v3 iirc)
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