Gather proof of purchase for your Dare. Acceptable documents include a store receipt or a printed online order confirmation.
Visit a Verizon Wireless retail store and explain that you've forgotten your lock code. Present proof that you are the owner of your Dare. If your proof is acceptable, Verizon will attempt to unlock your Dare without erasing its memory. However, it is likely that Verizon will need to restore your phone's software to reset the code, which will remove all of your personal data.
Touch “Menu," then touch “Settings & Tools."
Touch “Phone Settings,” then touch “Security.”
Enter the current four-digit lock code. Unless you previously changed the lock code, the code will be the last four digits of the mobile telephone number associated with your phone.
Touch “Edit Codes.” Touch “Phone Only” or “Calls & Services,” then enter a new lock code. Enter it again to confirm it.
If you don't have acceptable proof of purchase, you may still be able to convince Verizon that you are the rightful owner of your Dare. A Verizon representative can look up your account and attempt to match your Dare's serial number with Verizon's records.
Be prepared to offer official identification, such as a driver's license, to Verizon.