Verizon is shipping my fourth LG Dare. I should get it Wednesday. I’m starting to think that fancy touchscreen phones are a bad idea, even though it’s painfully obvious that all cell phones will have this technology within the next few years.
I returned the first Dare because of the ticking in the ear piece during phone conversations. It drove me crazy. I blew out the speaker in the second one while trying to clean dust out of it. I can’t blame that one on the phone – unless we want to discuss design quality.
The phone I currently have has worked quite well for the couple of months that I’ve had it. I decided to add internet access to it today, and BAM… the touchscreen stopped responding and I couldn’t shut it off without removing the battery. After replacing the battery, the phone wouldn’t boot.
I called customer service and they took me through some troubleshooting before deciding to send me a replacement. I have to give big props to the folks working at Verizon Wireless, because they have bent over backwards to keep me happy so far. It’s too bad that I’ve had such terrible luck with their devices.
Considering that the signal coverage for AT&T has improved dramatically in my area over the last several months, I’m seriously thinking about biting the bullet and going with the iPhone once my contract with Verizon has expired. All these other phones aren’t much more than iPhone wannabes anyway, so why not just go with the original?