"verizon and Lg electronics really outdid themselves this time"4.5 starson by auwareagle38401
Pros: HTML INTERNET BROWSER, QWERTY KEYPAD! MOBILE EMAIL! ETC............ (and verizon wireless's premium plan)
Cons: lack of speakerphone with clamshell closed, flash (and that is an iffy negative), spell checking would be nice (0but
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I have been a part of Verizon wireless before it was Verizon wireless. I was originally a part of GTE wireless, but alas they were purchased by Verizon. The company as a whole is generally nice and their customer service and technicians are most of the time helpful.
My first LG phone was their original flip. it was huge compared to the phones now. I have always loved LG phones. I have had a total of 7 LG phones. I have had both versions of the lg chocolate phones. the 8500 green and the recent 8550 blue mint. I have also had the Motorola v3m, a Samsung SCH-A690, and the new blackberry 8130. (so when I talk about phones, I mostly know what I am talking about)
I also think that it is totally unfair to compare the LG Voyager to an Apple IPhone. They are two completely different companies and two different phones. pardon the cliché, but it would be like comparing apples to oranges.
If you decide to purchase this phone, I recommend going with verizon’s premium plan. That way…….You text all you want. Browse all you want (internet, vcast videos and vcast music and it not deduct from your overall minutes). Navigate all you want. And e-mail all you want. AND you don’t pay extra. I pay 119.99 a month for unlimited of all the above and 1350 daytime minutes. Free night and weekends and mobile to mobile minutes. When will version go to the 7:00 pm nighttime minutes? That would be a nice! The mobile TV cost extra, but that is a given.
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LG and Verizon Wireless really outdid themselves this time. The LG Voyager is wonderful.
Design. The design is super nice. The black with the chrome, the keys are nicely spaced on the inside. the color of the screen is crisp and not too bright. when you hold the phone you don’t feel like you are holding this itty bitty piece of machinery or this huge dump truck against your face. it fits nicely against the curvature of your face.
Call Quality. Call quality is wonderful. I am loud, so this is quite important, and there have been no complaints of me being too loud. I also hear the other party quite well. The speakerphone is wonderful, too. I was able to hold a conference call today with 4 of my staff in the room, the other person was surprised we were on speakerphone. However, I would like to be able to use speakerphone with the clamshell closed. The ring is nice and loud, too.
Text messaging. I thought it would be different using a QWERTY keypad to text message, but I have gotten used to it so fast that I have not realized that I'm actually using a QWERTY keypad. (some have complained that their phones have several send message fail attempts, thus far I have had none.)
Screen Lag. Some opinions have stated their touch screen has a lag. I have noticed none. I can dial without having to look at the screen, but LG's voice dialing system is so nice, WHY not use it? I have a deep southern drawl and the computer nerd picks up exactly whom I want to call every time correctly.
CUSTOMIZATION. Who needs to customize the outside touch screen when everything that you could need or want from your phone is right there on the screen? Scrolling by merely touching and pushing up is really cool, too. You can customize the shortcut buttons and that is nice.
2.0 Megapixel camera. The camera quality is superb, thought it would have been nice to have a flash. I knew that before I bought it, so that is not a real complaint. I took several pictures at a University of Tennessee football game this weekend, and even with the overcast sky pictures turned out well. I have also been able to take pictures in almost complete darkness and have them turn out well. So a flash probably would have just gotten in the way.
Calendar. The Calendar is much better on the voyager than it was on the LG 8550. easy to use and read. easy to customize, again it would be nice if I could sync with my Microsoft Outlook 2007, but having it not sync gives me excuses when I forget an anniversary, appointment, or my wife's birthday. (just kidding)
GET IT NOW. I like several of the "Get It Now" options.
NZ Navigator is wonderful. Gets me where I am going, and keeps me from getting too lost.
The Mobile E-mail is really nice. I have a personal @bellsouth.net e-mail and a work @verizon.net and it allows me to look at both. Keeping them separate. (something the blackberry 8130 did that I did not like) and I can delete the e-mail off the server from my phone, so that when I get home Outlook 2007 does not download the junk mail. How nice is that? It is also really nice to reply to an e-mail using the QWERTY keypad. or composing an e-mail and being able to use the @ symbol without trying to find it in the symbol menu.
I also like the "BackUp Assistant" allows you to backup your contacts and edit them from a website. A must have. If you are a member of verizonwireless.com’s personal account, you don’t have to pay the 1.99 extra a month for the service. Becoming a member is beneficial. You can pay your bill, change features, and check your minutes and data usage.
Battery. I am a compulsive texter. I also reply to e-mails very fast. I am in the business world, but not quite important enough to have a palm phone. I am able to take my phone off the charger at 5:00 am. Reply to as many text messages as I want. E-mail as much as my heart desires. Take and make numerous phone calls, and get on internet for a few minutes. And my phone still has some battery life when it goes to bed at 9:00 pm. I am sure battery life could be improved, but I do a lot with my phone.
BLUETOOTH! The headset works wonderful. It connects with my jag, my wife’s infiniti, and my ford f350 quite well. It also connected to my Bluetooth speakers without any problems. I have also been able to print using my Bluetooth enabled printer.
HTML INTERNET BROWSER! VERY EASY TO USE! Okay. Besides my blackberry pearl, this is the first phone I have used from Verizon in which the webpage actually looks like the webpage. And with Verizon’s EVDO network it is way faster than dial-up. It’s never going to be a fast as LAN or cable internet. You are able to browse the webpage as if you were home using a teeny tiny monitor. It’s a phone so get used to it. Who needs wifi?
MEMORY! It has a good amount of internal memory, but I also purchased an 8GB minisd card. That card holds a great deal of information. Also the ease of taking one card out and putting another in without having to remove a batter, is really nice.
MOBILE TV! No service in my area for the mobile tv  I am hoping that it will be available soon.
- Service provider Verizon Wireless
- Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
- Talk time Up to 240 min
- Combined with With digital camera / digital player
- Weight 4.69 oz
- Sensor resolution 2 megapixels