Thought I would share this just in case.
I loaded Cyanogen then Smokedglass; followed by the
radio band update which makes u have to reactivate your phone.
During the reactivation process my dial pad wouldn't come up
so I called VZ and enevntually a tech had me manually reprogram
my phone. Fwiw here are the steps
Press Call Button
Go To User Activation
Look for MDN=8182223333 (Enter your phone number)
Look for MIN=8182223333 (Enter your phone number)
CDMA SYS ID= # (whatever number that is assigned to your area)
Go back to home screen then phone should restart and then reactivate.
U may not need it but just in case I thought I would pass this on.
PS I was informed that during the over the air reprogramming.
U can slide out the kb as well.