Simultaneous Voice & Data
To anyone that thinks this is a big deal/deal breaker:
Current CDMA smartphone users do not have this ability now - so, for them, it's much ado over nothing. And for those people who have CDMA smartphones and also need an always available data connection - they have and use data solutions that are not centered on their smartphone.
There are plenty of Verizon users, like myself, that have grown tired of their current device, (mine a BB Tour) and are unimpressed by any of the Droid offerings... we will now have another choice besides Palm, or a Windblows phone
- 01-11-2011, 12:34 PM #2
- 01-11-2011, 12:36 PM #3
I've been on CDMA for over a decade (Sprint) so the lack of simultaneous voice/data isnt a big deal.... BUT, one thing I could see it being really handy for is Hotspot + Talk. It would stink to have your hotspot connection broken just because you got a phonecall.
- 01-11-2011, 12:36 PM #4
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- 01-11-2011, 01:25 PM #8
After using the Blackberry which never had simultaneous voice and data, I doubt I'd even notice. And if anything, I still have an iPod touch I can always use if I want to be on the phone and simultaneously look up something data-wise away from home.
- 01-11-2011, 02:01 PM #9
You guys miss one point, we're not talking about long time, tech knowledgable people. We are talking general masses who don't even know the difference between CDMA and GSM. All they're gonna know is their friend on AT&T can do it so how come I can't? It's also not a case of needing to use it it's a case of not having it, this is a human trait, just like MMS there was a witch hunt because there was no MMS and now that it's there who really uses it? So to you it's not a big deal but what about joe schmo who leaves AT&T because VZ is the iPhone on a better network then damn he realizes he can't look up driving directions, restaurant info, etc while he's on the phone with his girlfriend?
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- 01-11-2011, 03:29 PM #13iPhone Newbie
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I like to think I know what's going on with this stuff, but I don't. Here's my question:
If I'm home on my WiFi network, and I get a call, while I'm taking that call will I be able to utilize WiFi to do stuff like looking up e-mails and movie times and Twitter and all the other things?
When they say "voice and data" it makes me think data=3g, but am I understanding it wrong?
It definitely won't be a dealbreaker to me if I can use WiFi while talking.
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- 01-11-2011, 04:55 PM #19iPhone Newbie
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People still call other people?? Other than my GF I literally never talk to anyone on the phone anymore. (and I'm working on breaking that habit of hers also) I realize that people talk to others for business and their professional life, but I don't know many people who actually talk on a telephone anymore for personal use. The vast majority of my communicating is now done thru SMS with email a very distant second. I can't think of when I was ever talking to someone on the phone and simultaneously needed to look up information such as directions or something else with the web. I'm sure others are different as everyone uses there phone differently, but for me personally this is 100% not an issue whatsoever.
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