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peanut4

Jul 3, 2008, 5:21 PM
I hate when people down grade a phone when it comes out! Verizon is very good at fixing the bugs with new software updates which I dont know any other carrier that does. This phone the Voyager is only gonna get better in time! Be patient some of you! And the Dare is in no way better than the Voyager
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sparker781

Jul 21, 2008, 8:31 AM
I would have to agree that I had a BB and with big hands was unable to truly grasp the BB in all its glory. Now I got the Voyager and have a few good and a few not so good reviews on the Voyager. Now to be honest this is a great phone for what it does. Plus as I said I have large hands and this phone suits me well.

I also heard there was going to be a firmware update to add more functionality is this true?
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peanut4

Jul 28, 2008, 11:33 PM
There is a firmware update coming but what it details I dont know for sure, sorry!
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jharo

Jul 29, 2008, 8:58 AM
It better fix this rebooting problem, and it better come out soon!
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jimjigga

Nov 6, 2008, 12:20 AM
Hi, question, my voyager is all of sudden constatly shutting off and rebooting itself, before i can make a quick phone call or text, it reboots again.. can't get it to stop, removed battery and let it sit.. never upgraded anything on it, tried looking for a reset button.. nothing. I remembered there was a number plus the # for some kind of an update, never did it. does anyone know what it is? Or do I have to take this one in to the store? Had the phone almost a year to the month, never had a problem like this repeating itself over and over.. can someone help?
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anon99

Jul 29, 2008, 11:36 PM
peanut4 said:
There is a firmware update coming but what it details I dont know for sure, sorry!


A lot of people started reporting the reboot problem after the last update. Could be verizon will fix it. Could be it will get worse, or some other problem will pop up.

Best to see if you really need whatever the next firmware update will provide.

If your phone is currently working for you, you might want to consider whether an update is really in your best interests.

Your best interests and Verizon's best interests aren't necessarily the same interests.
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willv

Aug 1, 2008, 4:40 PM
sprint does updates all the time to fix their phones, even has one for the instinct
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 3, 2008, 10:21 AM
the new update is the voyager refresh its going to be a new all silver voyager with the upgraded firmware on it. current voyagers can simply take their phones to the tech at a vzw store and have them update it. Its supposed to add a drawing pad, visual voicemail capabilities, and the ability to drag icons to the desktop like the dare can do and improve on the touch screen. nothing else has been mentioned or 100% confirmed but it should be released sometime in august from what ive heard
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peanut4

Aug 4, 2008, 10:19 PM
Call verizon on august 5th and they will help you get the visual voicemail that is avaliable starting the 5th. Firmware upgrade is coming out in september..............
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carfanatic2

Aug 5, 2008, 8:59 AM
what will the new firmware update do for the voyager though?
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 6, 2008, 12:24 PM
it will make the ui more like the dares, let u drag shortcuts to the desktop like the dares does, add drawing pad like the dare has, improve the effectiveness of the touch like the dares, and most likely change get it now to media center... im hoping it lets us browse/get files via bluetooth phone to phone like the dare can, and add the ability to multitask music. but we will see most of the stuff hasnt benn100% confirmed yet but articles did mention it
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fonecrzy

Aug 6, 2008, 5:38 PM
Is this going to be a software update for the vx 10000, or is it going to be a whole new phone???
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 7, 2008, 12:37 AM
its going to be a update for all voyagers however itll be the standard firmware on the new voyager refresh which will be a silver version of the current voyager with the new firmware already installed on it
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peanut4

Aug 6, 2008, 11:29 PM
Got the update and what a different phone, alot of changes to it and it so much improves the phones capabilities and more extras. Outside screen has diferent look to it and more. I am satisfied!
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 7, 2008, 12:34 AM
what exactly changed? can you multitask the music now ie browsing the web or textin with the music in the background? can u browse/get files phone to phone via bluetoothh like the dare does? is the ui more like the dares? can u drag and drop to the desktop like the dare? and lastly does it have the same shortcut touch spot in the middle of the right side of the screen like the dares?
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peanut4

Aug 7, 2008, 12:56 AM
You need to get it to see what all it does. It's almost a completely diferent phone, I am playing with it to learn all the new bells and whistles. Cant answer all of your questions yet.
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standridgefamily

Aug 7, 2008, 10:28 AM
Hey, I just got a brand new voyager last night from a corporate store and just curious, how did you get the software update? Did you take it into the store and have them do it or what? I just called customer service and as I suspected, they didn't have a clue. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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roachman

Aug 7, 2008, 11:35 AM
You might have it on phone already then. Mine has to be taken in to store. Check under messaging for the app for visual voicemail, thats what they told me, but don't know because my phone doesn't have it yet. Called my stores and they don't have download yet but customer service says it was launched on the 5th.
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standridgefamily

Aug 7, 2008, 1:43 PM
Nope, its not on the phone that I have or my wife's either. I've called my stores but they don't know anything about it.
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carfanatic2

Aug 7, 2008, 8:02 PM
i don't understand Peanut, since you've got this supposed upgrade that no one else here has what other upgrades are there? I'm curious yet confused. this doesn't make sense and where did you go for this upgrade?
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carfanatic2

Aug 8, 2008, 12:16 PM
question for everyone, I just went to verizon to try to update my voyager and I am a technician, do you want to reset medioflo cause when i selected either yes or no, it said could not run update. SOmeing about a wrong paythway for the binary file. does anybody know anything about this? i just don't want to fry my phone that's all. thanks.
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 7, 2008, 6:16 PM
well can u at least tell us something about the new firmware that u allegedly have instead of just saying i need to get the firmware to see....nobody knows when or where to get it from yet
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roachman

Aug 7, 2008, 6:26 PM
Peanut headYou say you got the upgrade, well I cant seem to find anyone who knows anything about it.
Cust service is now saying wont be launched until sept. Another one said it was in my local store, went there and called others and they say it hasn't been released yet.
So why don't you get someone to take a pic of your phone with it on front screen and post a link to show us that you actually have it. I am tired of run around and no one knows anything about it.
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peanut4

Aug 7, 2008, 11:56 PM
Hey roachman I cant help it if your city does not have it and all customer service reps are just learning of it so back the f**k off! I have visuall voicemail and the upgrade takes about 1 and a half hours. My daughters voyager was just done tonight and mine was done yesterday.The software version is VX10KV09..........
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peanut4

Aug 8, 2008, 12:02 AM
I live in Palm Desert California and my friend is a tech at my verizon store so thats how I knew of it..........
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 8, 2008, 3:13 AM
well hes telling the truth as far as the firmware version numbers. its listed on verizons page the new update is supposed to be available beginning today August 8th so i will be calling around looking for the update today. peanut is being rather quiet with news about the new features if he really has the update but if i can manage to find a location that has the update ill post the changes that i can find out on my voyager...but like i said ill keep everyone posted
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roachman

Aug 8, 2008, 8:04 AM
Well peanut, I am not calling you a liar, but with all the talking to CS and to the stores and they all have different stories and some don't know anything about it. So it would be great if you can prove it by posting a link to a picture of it on the front of your phone. Have a great day.
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 8, 2008, 10:49 AM
from reading on howardforums it looks like its officially launched today and stores have it and the visual voicemail is in fact a 2.99 monthly charge for the moment...they say the get it now is now the media center and gave it a new music player. im gonna make some calls today and see if i can find it when i get off work
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DanteJerome

Aug 8, 2008, 1:36 PM
I called my Verizon Store here in San Antonio and they definitely have a firmware update that came out today. I was gonna get it but i figured id wait a couple days in case they have problems with it.
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roachman

Aug 8, 2008, 2:53 PM
Thanks for the input, I will wait until Monday as I am tired of calling and running around and getting no where.
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 8, 2008, 7:01 PM
just got the update todat and it basically sucks nothing major has changed. most of the changes are cosmetic graphical changes. the lock icon is changed to the same icon as the dares lock icon. u still cant multitask music. u cant drag and drop icons to the desktop u can however move and drag icons around in the shortcut menu. scrolling through pictures seems a little sluggish and slow otherwise its roughly the same. the music player has minor graphic changes as far as the song lists go...get it now is now media center and thats really it nothing much changed i see in the browser theres a page overview option but like i said the differences are minor. and instead of the black background layout for the menus theres now a color option feel fr...
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carfanatic2

Aug 9, 2008, 4:17 AM
is scrolling any different cause they said it might be. So you still can't multi task eh? they said you can dray and drrop icons to the home acreen. I'd suggest try it agaon. how long did your update take though?
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 10, 2008, 10:19 AM
scrollng is a little slower but improved and little more accurate and still not as good as the dare. u cannot drag to the home screen at all only the shortcut menu. when u drag on the shortcut menu it still stays lined up in columns it jus switches place wit da icon that u drag it to but on the dare it drags it exactly where u place it. the update takes roughly a hour the tech told me. mines took about a hour & 15 mins
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carfanatic2

Aug 10, 2008, 1:15 PM
well I read some info online about the upgrade and yes infact it says you're supposed to be able to move the icons around on the screen. so, the couch screen is more responsive? I'll have to get mine updated sometime this week hopefully. I can't wait. the phone looks very different?
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crackberry

Aug 10, 2008, 10:56 PM
from what i've read teh v10 software lets you customize the icons. not 09
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carfanatic2

Aug 10, 2008, 11:03 PM
Yeah that's what I'm also hearing myself. It'd be nice to finally have the notpad feature of the phone as a shortcut on the front screen that's for sure. I know the Dare can do this. It'll make the phone look a lot different that's for sure.
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peanut4

Aug 8, 2008, 3:52 PM
Why would I lie? I am trying to help people here! Its so new not many verizon reps know about it. I will say you can do more with the phone open than you used to it has whats called City ID so when your on a call it says the city right above the other persons number that called you or you called. Get it now is now media center and if you are looking for an applicaqtion its browse and download now. The lock on outside screen is a totally diferrent icon. If you hit the ok button on inside of phone its a diferent layout. Lots for me to go over and havent had a chance to check everything out but the new update does improve the phone. Oh and the touch and scrolling is much better, I realized that right away! Hope you people find a store with the ...
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roachman

Aug 9, 2008, 11:23 AM
Peanut4, I have been on phonescoop now for 4 years since I got the LG 8000 and people have nothing better to do, so they post lies about phones and other upgrades. You find out later that they are posting crap on other forums for multiple phones claiming they have it, and in reality they are just lying through their teeth. I blame Verizon this time because they all had different stories,wont be out till Sept,never heard of it and best of all, sent me to a store that had it but when i went there,they didn't know anything about it. I love phonescoop because it has helped me in many ways to use a phone that VZW did not tell me about phone. The manuals suck for LG.
Anyhow, take care everyone and lets keep trying to help one another.
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anon99

Aug 9, 2008, 12:21 PM
Three stores in my area all knew about it yesterday and had it available. Only company stores will have it; franchisees and independent dealers are often ill-informed. I wouldn't go to anything but a company store, and then, be sure to visit the service department, not one of the sales dweebs.
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peanut4

Aug 9, 2008, 2:58 PM
I know the feeling roachman and thats why I try to help but some people tend to lie as you said and I see that too so thanks for all the info and lets work together, take care.......
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Asilverpod

Aug 10, 2008, 1:24 AM
I just updated my software, and BITPIM won't work at all. Can't update calendar, music, etc. Won't work in either direction. If this is what happens, don't update!
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bewitchedgirl3

Aug 10, 2008, 8:52 AM
its true...verizon completely blocked access to bitpim with version 9. CRAP!
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2pacnbiggie

Aug 10, 2008, 10:55 AM
they didnt block it just set the phone ur connecting to on bitpim as the dare and u can access it the same as before
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Asilverpod

Aug 10, 2008, 11:34 AM
Bitpim reports that the phone is blocked. I turned off the phone and tried again. I exited Bitpim and tried again. what more can one do? I am going to return the phone to Verizon if it is blocked. They have gone in the exact opposite direction from Apple and the Iphone. It will cost them customers. I have been telling people how good the Voyager is....I was wrong. Now it stinks.
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Asilverpod

Aug 10, 2008, 3:46 PM
Aha! Needed the 20080804 Bitpim update to get the Dare phone VX9700 listed. It looks like that works ok, but one needs to do a manual phone setting to VX9700. Thanks for the help.
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peanut4

Aug 8, 2008, 3:59 PM
Call this store where I live and find out,(760) 771-5587 Verizon wireless store where I got my update..........
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