lg dare vs iphone 3g 16gb black

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  1. nima macrumors member

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    i have to pay for my phone bill and im just 16 and i want something cheap but then again i dont have an mp3 player and i might need more then 8gb because im getting a 8gb chip for the dare... also cameras beter on he dare and iphone isnt...but more people have att then verizon...so im confused..help!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you're sixteen, you won't be able to buy an iPhone except under very specific circumstances.
     
  3. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    lg dare=crap
     
  4. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can't enter a contract when you can't legally consent. We've covered this thoroughly and it's AT&T rule.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    paying for a data plan is going to hurt. (please revise your first too!)
     
  7. nima thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry let me be specific. my mother and i are going into a family plan but she wants me to pay for the unlimited data. so now what is your opinion?

    p.s. why is it crap??
     
  8. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    mate, you are on an Apple lovers (cult) forum.
    of course nothing is going to add up to an iPhone.

    :D
     
  9. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Lg dare is just another iphone clone. Only thing it has on the iphone is the 5mp cam which prolly isnt that great anyways. The UI is what sets phones apart. ALso, this is an apple forum. =o)
     
  10. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    There really is no decision IMO, it is just the iPhone or nothing lol. I don't know anything about the Dare, but can tell you that the iPhone is amazing.
     
  11. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    i think most people in general would prefer the iPhone. it doesn't matter if your 16 or 6, as long as you join your mom in a family contract it will basically cost $40 added to the plan. $10 for the extra line and $30 for data. keep in mind this does not include texts. if you can handle the $30 a month then i advise to get the iPhone. good luck
     
  12. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    if you're 16 and can't afford $30 towards a data plan, i advise getting a job before getting a phone.
     
  13. Aiphanes macrumors regular

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    Yeah if you are 16...you should have at least a part time job...unless you have rich parents or a trust fund.
     
  14. nima thread starter macrumors member

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    i do have a job. but still willing to pay 30$ a month just for data seems a little too absurd for me but im still willing to pay as long as i get what i pay for. so lg dare seems to be very economical. except more people have att then verizon so thats my only problem and ill only have 8gb memory instead of 16gb.
     
  15. lilmitchmitch macrumors 6502

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    I'm 18, 19 in a few months, and I had to pay for the phone and data plan (not to mention my dad wants 12 months worth of the data cost paid at the first bill :p). I do have a part time job and it's not that bad. Getting my phone on Monday... and I'm sure it'll be worth it.
     
  16. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    "economical" LOL?
     
  17. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    I recomend the iphone just because it is so expandable.

    Sprint and Verizon seem to pride themselves on jail break proof phones.
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, it's just that no one cares enough about them or their UI to jailbreak them.

    Kind of like the old, fallacious argument as to why there are no Mac viruses!
     
  19. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    If you go with the iPhone, you miss out on sneaking out on building ledges or racing pitbulls in junkyards. I don't know. Compelling arguments to be made for that vaunted Dare adrenaline rush... :eek:
     
  20. SMacDuff macrumors 6502

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    I had the LG Prada and absolutely hated the software on it. Just to listen to music or answer calls through the headphones meant going through the menus and setting it to headphone mode which is very annoying. There was no firmware upgrades made for it...LG simply seemed to forget all about it since it was made exclusively for Prada. Not to say that they haven't changed the menu system since then but I simply won't ever consider LG's phones again for as long as I live.

    Regardless of my experience, my suggestion is to try out both phones before you commit to one or the other.
     
  21. MyJelleo macrumors 6502

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    I thought the LG dare was going to be good competition for the iPhone. So much so that I recommended it to all my friends who were stuck with verizon. However, my impression was based off of reviews.

    When I saw the phone in person, I was far from impressed. The Dare feels cheap. The camera has more features, but the rest of the phone was pretty unimpressive: for example, the Dare's screen is cheap plastic while the iPhone is glass. Touch screen was responsive, but it isn't multitouch.

    The one thing I couldn't get over is how some reviewers called this phone an iPhone killer. It is no where near an iPhone killer. It's a cheap alternative for those who want to be different from the rest of the people who like the iPhone. Kind of like the Goths in high school: they try so hard to be different from the conformed norm that it's ridiculous.

    If you want to get a phone to blow people away, which is what my mind set was at 16, get the iPhone. You get higher quality software and build material for about the same purchase price. You also turn more heads because you're a 16 year old with an iPhone.

    This is all my opinion, btw. I suggest you go test out both phones at a verizon and at&t store. They usually have demos up for you to personally examine. From there, you can decide on which phone to get.

    Are you suggesting that's not a real word? http://www.bartleby.com/61/14/E0031400.html
     
  22. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I am on Verizon, I visited the store today to find out about my contract and when it ends, with the excitement of getting an iPhone this week. Unfortunately the ultimate decision was I need to stay on Verizon for at least 3 months, if not another year.

    In the store, when I mentioned the iPhone, all of the Verizon reps had nasty things to say about it and said the LG Dare is SO much better. They were so persistent that they actually took me to a Dare and explained why it was better, feature by feature.

    I walked out of the store thinking that the LG Dare was absolutely horrible. The Voyager is a much better phone with the Dare's touch screen being very awkward and the buttons being too close together which leads to accidentally hitting the wrong one.

    However, they were very good at showing their Blackberrys off, without even trying, and I was almost sort of wanting the Blackberry 8830 by the end of the day. Plus, that plan is only $20 more per month for 3G equal speeds.

    So, my advice is if you're looking for an iPhone-esque Verizon phone, check out the Voyager, the Dare isn't so great, and the Blackberrys are awesome. If you want the best phone, get the iPhone.
     
  23. nima thread starter macrumors member

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    ok

    thanks for the comments that helps yes i figured i might just get iphone and use the email text thing and plus im getting more memory too so yeah also all i have to pay for is data so that works out and ill end up spending more on lg dare since id have to get individual plan. but yeah dare is better than voyager. u dont use voyagers touch to much and i love touching phones..lol but im just saying u understand.
     
  24. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    They are not even comparable as iPhone is a smartphone and LG Dare (Or actually LG Prada) is not.

    The real competition to iphone is Nokia S60 phones, WinMo (Not much of a competition IMO), Palm (again fairly crappy), and Crackberry ;)

    Also, I am big on getting GSM phone because I am not from the US and whenever I travel back home, I have to have GSM to use the local SIM card. But that's just me probably
     
  25. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    I hear ya, I actually had to accompany my friend who wanted to extend his VZW contract and get another phone (he is not a phone freak and he is only getting a free phone).

    So I went there with my iPhone and Nokia N95 which I borrowed from my girlfriend for GPS use. When they saw me with all these GSM phones they're like, "why didn't you use VZW", I of course answered that I need a GSM phones whenever I travel back home and I just like the freedom of using unlocked phones. They suddenly get really pissed and very defensive, saying how GSM technology sucks (which is a little true in North America but definitely not in Europe/Asia) and how I could've used their phone and get GPS instead of carrying two devices...

    I was astonished by this and retaliate and I mentioned that they are a bloodsucker and to use their GPS service, I have to pay additional money whereas using the N95, I get the GPS for free from the phone.

    Realizing this, they then argued how suck is the iPhone and how it has no features (probably because they lost the first argument) and I whipped out my jailbroken iPhone and played tap tap revolution while asking whether any of their phones can do that :eek:

    Thank goodness my friend did not take long at the counter or I would've exploded by the ignorance displayed by these VZW bigots
     

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