"Sleek phone with disappointing web and text features."2.5 starson by Melody119
Pros: Great Camera and calendar. Vibrant color display. Verizon's Get It Now option.
Cons: Touch screen is difficult to use for texting, emailing, and web usage.
Summary: I upgraded to the LG Dare through my Verizon "New Every Two Year" agreement. I read some of the reviews on this phone before I purchased it and noticed that most reviews expressed there was a learning curve for this phone and it takes a while to get used to. Taking that into account I decided to take my chances with it, and hope for the best. I used the phone for about a month and a half which I figured was quite enough time to get over the learning curve, but this was not the case. I still found the phone very difficult to use when it came to text messaging and web surfing. Previously I had the LG EnV which I loved and was great for texting due to the qwerty keyboard. The touch qwerty keyboard on the LG Dare was far more difficult to use, I found myself constantly hitting the wrong keys due to the sensitivity of the screen. When using the internet on the LD Dare I had the completely opposite affect and found the screen not sensitive enough. I would have to touch the screen over and over again to get to certain sites and browsers and it took forever. The server was slow as well.
On a positive note, I did enjoy using the camera, the calendar, the address book, the note pad, and the VZW Get It Now options on the LG Dare. The camera took the best pictures I have seen on a cell phone. I have since sold the phone and opted for a blackberry instead which is far easier to use for text messaging, email, and web surfing.
Bottom line: If you are not a serious texter or cell phone web browser, then the LG Dare will work great for you. If you are, get a blackberry instead.