"Don't switch to AT&T yet"4.5 starson by shows112
Pros: vibration feedback, design, call quality, VZ navigator, camera, email
Cons: handwriting recognition
Summary: Affter having the same lame phone on verizon for 2 years and being frustrated by Verizon's selection of cell phones, I all but gave up to accept I would be switching back to (IMO) the lesser AT&T network so I could get a phone to be excited about as the Iphone or the Blackberry Bold. Yesterday I figured I'd check another time to see what I could get with my "new every two" and with little previous knowledge this phone popped up on the verizon website. I thought it would be another low quality "iphone killer" but I took the chance since I wanted to stay with Verizon and the phone only cost me $99.
The phone arrived today and I must say I was totally impressed!! Very surprised by this phone. First off, a phone is a phone and the Dare has the best call quality I've ever experienced on a cell phone. Reception is fabulous too, I can get calls and search the web with no problems from inside my concrete building.
Typing on the keyboard is easy and IMO a better experience than the iphone. Access to Verizon TV, Navigator (turn by turn directions), and Get it Now are nice. I recommend getting a Nationwide Premium plan to enjoy everything unlimited. There's an HTML browser, which is not as good as iphones but is better than pretty much any other phone browser I've seen. Plus, what kind of heavy duty browsing are you going to do from a phone anyways? You can link up multiple email accounts to the phone and it will notify you everytime you get a new message, whether voice, text, IM, or email.
What makes this phone excel is the responsive touch screen. It is very intuitive and it does what you ask of it. I had very few typing errors while using the QWERTY keyboard and you can change all your settings of how the touchscreen responds to meet your likings.
I was excited for the Voyager, but after playing with it in the store 6 months ago I changed my mind. Which means if you thought the Voyager was great, the Dare blows it out of the water! This is truly a great phone and will make many Verizon customers happy. Remember, pay the extra for the Nationwide Premium and enjoy!