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Thread: My wife wants to upgrade to a smart-phone and thinks she can see a qwerty keyboard on her friend's iPhone without reading glasses. Right or wrong on that, she is on Verizon and doesn't want to chang

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    rivertrash is offline
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    My wife wants to upgrade to a smart-phone and thinks she can see a qwerty keyboard on her friend's iPhone without reading glasses. Right or wrong on that, she is on Verizon and doesn't want to change. Does anyone know of a Verizon-compatible phone that is similar to an iPhone in that respect? Someone suggested the LG Dare. Any thoughts?
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    JEK is offline
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    No first-hand knowledge of the DARE, but here is a review http://gizmodo.com/5020820/verizons-...est-iclone-yet

    Note that she can retain her current phone number with a switch to the iPhone as Verizon must port the current number.
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    rivertrash is offline
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    She would have to change providers, wouldn't she? She's on a plan with her daughter, who has a Blackberry and I don't think she would want to switch.
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    To the pessimist the glass is half empty.
    To the engineer the glass is simply too big.

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    JEK is offline
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    Yes. Verizon iPhone in 2010+++
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    rivertrash is offline
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    Thanks!
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    To the pessimist the glass is half empty.
    To the engineer the glass is simply too big.

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    MIke R is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK
    Yes. Verizon iPhone in 2010+++

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    Voosh is offline
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    Is there a RELIABLE source of info on coverage in the US by phone providers? I use AT&T and am satisfied. But, there are those pesky dead zones occasionally. Interestingly, I rarely have any problems in the way out "boonies." It's usually closer in to populated areas.
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    MIke R is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voosh
    Is there a RELIABLE source of info on coverage in the US by phone providers? I use AT&T and am satisfied. But, there are those pesky dead zones occasionally.
    no...case in point....I get 4 bar AT&T reception in northern NH...BUT...when I called AT &T to exchange my Colorado AT&T to New Hampshire AT&T they told me they dont service my area...I said...."uh..not for nothing, but I am TALKING to you on my AT&T cell phone right now from northern New Hampshire!!!!!"...they said it doesnt matter...they dont service the area and thats that....

    ridiculous..
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    Voosh is offline
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    Only thing I can say, MikeR, is that eliminating outrageous roaming charges has made a difference in "staying in touch."
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