Verizon iPhone 4s Question
Hello everyone. I searched the forum prior to posting & didn't see any previous threads. I've been an Android user for quite some time. I had an OG Droid, a Fascinate, a Charge & the Nexus. I just returned my Galaxy Nexus today. It's a lovely little experiment, but it's not for me. I'm seriously considering a 4s on Verizon as my next phone. I initially passed on the 4s because I wanted a larger screen & LTE. I was quite bummed when Apple didn't provide either.
I think I'm over wanting a large screen. Being able to use a phone with one hand is becoming more appealing for me. The only feature I will miss from Android is its turn by turn navigation. Hopefully there an app for that. Lol.
My question is has anyone gone from an LTE phone to the 4s? I'm wondering if network speed is going to be an issue for me. I don't do Netflix, but I do hit up Youtube often & stream Pandora or Slacker.
I am also wondering if the 4s can do voice and data simultaneously? Thank you.
- 01-14-2012, 05:28 PM #2
Before purchasing my iPhone 4S, I had an EVO 4G and I used 4G speeds almost daily. I, too, was concerned about Internet speeds prior to switching to my 4S on the Verizon network, but as soon as I got it, those fears were quickly vanquished. 3G speed on Verizon's network, at least here in Central Florida, is superbly fast. It is fast enough to where I don't miss using 4G or even think about it and I'll argue that you may feel the sane way in regard to LTE.
- 01-14-2012, 05:59 PM #3
Slacker and pandora are just fine
I suggest Tom Tom for navigation it's like a one time fee of 40 and the maps are stored on device so you don't need a data connection for it to work.
I have owned a few android phones and still think the 4s is better. In the end of the day you have to choose which phone you like but I really enjoy the 4s
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- 01-14-2012, 06:04 PM #4
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- 01-14-2012, 06:08 PM #5
I appreciate the feedback. I too thought that only GSM phones can do voice & data at the same time. It appears the HTC Rezound is able to just that on Verizon. Something about antenna design.
Lol. My Fascinate was so 6 months ago & I cannot remember if I had any data speed issues.
- 01-14-2012, 06:54 PM #7
- 01-14-2012, 07:03 PM #9
As for navigation, I currently use the MapQuest app. It is totally free and has turn by turn 'voice' navigation and it has yet to lead me wrong. As for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon's network, no, it's not possible, however, if you're connected via wifi then you can have simultaneous voice and data.
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- 01-14-2012, 07:03 PM #10
- 01-14-2012, 09:03 PM #12
I use Waze for GPS. It's free and I like it a lot. It gives traffic reports around you.
I switched from the Droid Charge to the iPhone 4 and then to the iPhone 4s. I don't miss the 4g. I love my 4s. Everthything about it is much smoother.
- 01-16-2012, 02:53 PM #14
i had the droid charge prior to my 4s. the 4s is just better.. i have the unlimited data plan and the only time i miss the 4g lte is when watching youtube(buffers depending on the video) and the talking and surfing at the same time( after a phone call there is a moment right after when i cant surf ie.facebook usually a couple seconds) . netflix never has a problem.
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- 01-17-2012, 10:13 PM #16
To the OP, I have spent the better part of the past year between an iPhone 4, Pre2, HTC ThunderBolt, Motorola Droid X, Droid RAZR and several BlackBerry devices. I now have the iPhone 4S. I don't miss the 4G/LTE so much. I do miss the 4 inch screen, which surprised me a bit, and the fact that some of the iOS tiles are not "live". The only other deficiency I'll argue is that notifications, while greatly improved in iOS 5, are not as well executed as in Android or BlackBerry.
Other than that, everything works pretty well. The size isn't too small, I've been able to stream Netflix on 3G with no real problems. Have fun with it.
edit to add: here's a semi-techie article about the SVDO rollout last year, neat stuff: thecellphonejunkie.com/2011/01/31/verizon-launching-simultaneous-voice-and-data-over-cdma1x-advanced-svdo-network-soon/ (sorry, don't have 10 posts here to make it a hyperlink).
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