Verizon can't swap call, do more than a three person conference call.
Verizon can't swap calls, do more than a three person conference call. Fail
While you might think the Verizon iPhone’s biggest problems are its inferior data speeds, no talking while using data, or minimal international usability, we have discovered an even bigger issue, and its a true killer for consumers and business users alike. That’s the lack of being able to have a conference call with more than three people (including yourself), being able to switch between phone calls or to be able to hang up on just one person in a conference call. 9to5mac reader Eric F. worked with us on the above video that demonstrates the flaw in Verizon’s iPhone 4.
As business users in particular can imagine, not being able to have a conference call with more than two other people can be detrimental for an important deal you are trying to make over the phone, and can even be an issue for families who are trying to connect over their iPhones together. Another issue is the Verizon iPhone’s inability of handling call swapping. This means you cannot take one of your conference callers on private, like on the AT&T iPhone, and when you touch end call both calls will automatically hang up. Thanks, Eric F. and Julie!
- 02-13-2011, 08:21 PM #2
Inferior data speeds- No. The speeds are more than enough for what I need. Web browsing is fast, streaming is very good and downloading apps is just fine.
No talking while using data- No. I'm sure there might be some situation in which you might need to use this possibly, but for me that involves "Hey man, hold on one sec. I'll call you right back."
Minimal international usability- No. Not a big world traveler.
>3 way calling- No. Even with a regular phone I've never needed to have more than a 3 way call.
So, out of these three "real killers" not one affects me.
- 02-13-2011, 08:25 PM #4
- 02-13-2011, 08:37 PM #5
Really, can we end the whole "fail" thing? Its so friggin stupid. Im curious as to WHY it can do this function. It appears the software is there, and I cant hardley believe that the network couldnt handle simply swapping between two calls (almost positive Ive had other phones on Verizon that could do it)
- 02-13-2011, 08:46 PM #6
- 02-14-2011, 01:57 AM #7Banned
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- 02-14-2011, 06:51 AM #8
- 02-14-2011, 07:01 AM #9
Same thing here. If you need to conference with more than 3 people, wouldn't you use a professional conference call number?
And I think it's swap calls while on a conference call -- you can private talk with just one while the others are on hold. You can definitely swap calls.
And I agree with #8 ... my data speeds are just fine
- 02-14-2011, 07:03 AM #10
- 02-14-2011, 07:31 AM #11
- 02-15-2011, 07:17 PM #12
- 02-15-2011, 07:33 PM #13
- 02-15-2011, 07:47 PM #14
- 02-15-2011, 07:48 PM #15
The conference call thing won't be a big deal for people.
The browsing while in call, for those that have never had it won't notice anything, for those that used to have it might run into issues, but if they get better coverage they'll deal with it.
The best carrier around is the one that provides you with the best coverage in your area, and that varies for a LOT of people.
- 02-17-2011, 06:47 AM #16
- 02-17-2011, 07:28 AM #17