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? for current iPhone owners...
How often do you use voice and data at the same time (if you're on AT&T), or how often do you wish you could (if you're on Verizon)? I'm finally dumping my dumb phone for an iPhone, and I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to break my Verizon contract and switch to AT&T. As far as I can tell the simultaneous voice+data is the only difference...
- 10-04-2011, 06:42 PM #2
I'm on Verizon and have never wished I was able to talk/surf at the same time. If I was on the phone talking to someone and I really needed to get online I would just have the person call me back. For me it's by no means a deal breaker.
Last edited by CG68; 10-04-2011 at 06:47 PM.
- 10-04-2011, 06:43 PM #3
- 10-04-2011, 06:44 PM #4
- 10-04-2011, 06:46 PM #5
I have Verizon and I honestly can't remember a time when it was an issue. Most of the time I am using WiFi (which enables you to talk and surf at the same time) but I can't even remember using it under those cirumstances.
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- 10-04-2011, 06:49 PM #6iMore Intermediate
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I'm on AT&T and have been for years, and I use voice and data simultaneously VERY often. One PRIME example is GPS navigation. There are MANY times I use the GPS or Google Maps to get driving directions while I am talking to someone on the phone. You can't do that on Verizon. There have also been times when I was talking with several people on my iPhone while pulling up some reference data using Safari at the same time too. My Voice+Data usage is now so integrated, I don't know how I'd live without it.
- 10-04-2011, 06:58 PM #7
- 10-04-2011, 07:57 PM #8
I'm on Verizon, and haven't really found a lot of times that I really NEEDED to use it. I do know that when I am at home on wifi, and talking, I do use it, fairly often, but I think that proabably has something to do with my ADD, and I get bored talking very easily (usually with my wife, or mother LOL).
- 10-04-2011, 08:00 PM #9
- 10-04-2011, 08:02 PM #10
I'm on Verizon and the only time I needed to talk and surf at the same time is when I was on a call for an extended period of time. Luckily for me the only time I was at home and all I had to do was just boot up a computer. I would say think about how often you actually talk on your phone and if you talk on your phone a lot then you might want to talk and surf at the same time.
- 10-04-2011, 08:06 PM #11
If it is something that you have never had, you won't miss it. There may be the few times that it would be nice to have. I wouldn't choose the provider that provides the best coverage in your area. If it is the same, Att may be the better choice for you, as the new iPhone will support HSPA+.
- 10-04-2011, 08:12 PM #13
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- 10-04-2011, 11:01 PM #17
- 10-04-2011, 11:11 PM #18
Go with the carrier that offers the best signal for your location. If you don't have a signal it does not matter much what your phone is capable of. For myself the only time I have thought about it is while being bored on terminal hold.
- 10-04-2011, 11:23 PM #19
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- 10-05-2011, 05:25 AM #21
It's nice to have.
I use it most often when my wife (who has a dumbphone), calls me and needs me to look something up for her if she's not near a computer.
Or, using the web browser while on hold.
Not sure it's worth paying cancellation fees over.
- 10-05-2011, 06:15 AM #22