Is it possible for an update to let us talk and surf at same time?
Im not very tech savy when it comes to what they can do in a update or not but is it possible? I always liked being able to go on internet if i was on hold or needed to look something up real quick while on a call.
- 02-07-2011, 02:21 PM #2
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- 02-07-2011, 02:24 PM #5
If you have a WiFi connection you can do both at once, I've been doing it on my Blackberry Storm 1 and 2's, and now will do so on my iPhone 4.
- 02-07-2011, 02:25 PM #6
SVDO exists on verizon: Case and point, thunderbolt. However, apparently the ViP4 does not have a chip to support it. But if you have wifi, you can surf n talk. meh so to answer your question, no
edit: YES I KNOW THAT THE THUNDERBOLT IS 4G! but it can do it over 3G ONLY b4 i get 5,000,000,000 replies saying bc its 4G or it can over wifi...
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- 02-07-2011, 02:30 PM #8
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- 02-07-2011, 04:28 PM #11
I could have sworn I remember browsing while on the phone while on my S1... i know it didn't have wifi, and really shouldn't have been possible... i feel like it was such a bad phone they messed it up somehow to make it possible... haha seriously though...
- 02-07-2011, 07:28 PM #12
- 02-07-2011, 08:11 PM #13
For the record, the Dual-Mode chip that is used in the Verizon iPhone IS DEFINITELY CAPABLE of both EVDO-Rev. A, as well as Rev. B. Now, this is useless to us unless Verizon were to update their towers with Rev. B capability. No new hardware, just a software update. However, it would still cost money, and I suspect that if this talk/surf was REALLY that much of a worry to Verizon, they would have committed to making this change during the development of the CDMA iPhone... and as we know, they haven't.
- 02-07-2011, 08:26 PM #14
- 02-07-2011, 09:01 PM #16
- 02-07-2011, 09:02 PM #17
EVDO Rev B will NOT give simultaneous voice and data.
The thunderbolt is two separate antennae, one for 3G EVDO, and the other for 4G LTE. Two completely different frequencies, two completely separate protocols.
Someone mentioned earlier, that it would need to be SVDO. That is the new simultaneous voice and data protocol. Guessing that will be too new for Apple, but it might fit in their ideas of how to stick with a standard technology. I would be shocked to see any Apple phone in 2011 be a dual technology phone (ATT or VZW).
iPhone6 may be close to that, where LTE, and voice over LTE will be available???
I'm going to do some further research tonight to see if the iPhone did have a SVDO protocol enabled on the chipset or not (Maybe the ifixit site???)
- 02-07-2011, 09:16 PM #18
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