the phrase posted by the poster that said "the fancier the phone, the crapier it will be" is totally not true. I have the LG Dare from Verizon. It's a full touch screen with QUERTY keyboard and the upright format. As well as Bluetooth and an actual built in 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash feature. The internet is great on it and I would recommend it to anyone.
I had the LG Chocolate (the second version) and it was great, except for the fact that the lights on the outside went out within the first year :/
BUT I totally recommend anything from Verizon. It truly does have service everywhere. I have yet (in my 4 years of having the service) to get the "no signal" sign