The LG Dare cell phone gives users an alert and allows them to see new text messages as soon as they are received by the phone. The touch-screen phone sold by Verizon Wireless can store up to 500 text messages at a time, which should be plenty of room for a user to monitor a text message conversation as it's happening. To reply, hold the phone either vertically or horizontally and a virtual QWERTY keyboard will appear.
Set an alert sound for incoming text messages using the "Settings & Tools" icon, which looks like a gear.
Choose "Sound Settings," then "Alert Sounds." Look for "TXT."
Choose a unique sound for your text messages from the options displayed or opt to have the phone vibrate when a new message is received.
Wait for a text message to arrive. You will hear the alert you chose, plus the "Message" icon, which looks like an envelop will appear on the screen.
Touch the icon to see your messages.
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