- 09-13-2012, 09:27 PM #26iPhone Nanite
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- 09-13-2012, 09:30 PM #27
I've had enough of the annoyances at times with the iPhone when navigating in traffic and talking to someone that the data updates are nice. I have several commutes where I would like the GPS app to update the route depending on travel and to be able to talk to family (so not distracted driving). This is most likely going to have me go back to Android. I refuse to go to AT&T and their backwards policies. Thanks for the short time using Apple.
- 09-13-2012, 09:33 PM #28
Watch as the people line up around the world to buy this massive fail. They made money when they had no 3G they made money when they had no 4G they money again with no 4G they will make money with no simultaneous voice and data. Dude wake up. I'll bet you will be in line or maybe you preordered.
- 09-13-2012, 09:35 PM #29
They did it to save power , keep it thin , and to simplify the manufacturing process .. If they added it then people would complain about battery and wonder why .. It's a lose lose look at battery life on other platforms that can do this on Verizon
Me personally I never had it so it don't matter but I only think of one time where I could have used it lol but that is just me
- 09-13-2012, 09:40 PM #30
- 09-13-2012, 09:49 PM #31
It really is too bad. I'd like the option to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. If I don't use it, no additional battery drain. But once again, Apple knows best and there are people that will back their decisions no matter what.
I will be getting one as a work phone on Verizon and I'm bummed to hear this "feature" left out. Guess my GS3 will continue to be my primary device.
- 09-13-2012, 11:54 PM #32
- 09-14-2012, 12:31 AM #33iPhone Newbie
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I hate AT&T. I have stayed with them because of surf and talk. I was so ready to go with Verizon, I was so happy until today at work I read the iPhone 5 will still not be able to surf and talk on Verizon. I agree if you never had it you don't know what you are missing, but I've had it and its a deal breaker.
- 09-14-2012, 12:43 AM #34
That doesn't totally kill the deal for me, but I was hoping for more...
- 09-14-2012, 01:26 AM #35
I was in MPLS airport today - and got LTE taste on my iPad today... Wow... SO FAST!!! can't wait for it to reach my area!!
So alas... Gonna have to stick with AT&T for iPhone 5...
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- 09-14-2012, 07:46 AM #36
I have no doubt they will sell tons and make tons of cash and be very successful. Just pointing out that they seem to have lost their edge when it comes to wowing us with new innovations.
On a side note, how is it that when Exxon Mobil or Bank of America or any public company other than Apple makes a ton of cash and profit, they are dirty rotten scoundrels but when Apple does it they are praised?
- 09-14-2012, 08:08 AM #37
This is *incredibly* disappointing, and so frustrating, particularly when other devices, long available on CDMA networks, offer this feature.
It *is* relevant that other devices offer this feature, and have done so for so long. The HTC Thunderbolt was released shortly after the iPhone 4. That's technology that's almost 2 years old, that many people, I'm sure, have come to rely on. Of *course* that means it's relevant -- it's not even new technology!!
In my opinion, this was a huge mistake on Apple's part.
They're incorporating turn-by-turn maps with Siri support -- if I need to make a phone call on the road while using Apple's GPS, am I supposed to pull over? That's absolutely idiotic.
I commute every day on a train, and my internal modem on my laptop is 3G only -- and I can't upgrade. I frequently have to be on the phone while using my laptop's connection. I was hoping to be able to simply use my iPhone LTE Hotspot while maintaining the ability to make phone calls.
It's a feature I've been looking forward to ever since I knew the iPhone 5 would support LTE. I've been unwilling to sacrifice the quality of Verizon's network to switch to AT&T for the feature, prior to this.
I understand Apple's decision to place their focus on delivering a smaller, thinner phone. Makes perfect sense. Maybe this is my lack of understanding, however, when I say -- if there are already 2 antennas on the device, why the hell didn't they just split the CDMA and LTE antennas across what's already there?
I saw a post above that says the iPhone 5 supports SVDO -- again, if it does, why can't we use the simultaneous voice and data again??
I've pre-ordered my iPhone, and I'll deal, but I can't help but think this smacks of the Apple "we know better than you" attitude that the company seems to be adopting more and more over the years. I like Apple, and I think they've done some great things. I'll always buy the products from them that I believe are the best on the market. But I get really, really frustrated with them at times.
- 09-14-2012, 08:25 AM #38
I have talked up Verizon for so long I feel i should be paid. And yet, I'm sticking with AT&T. This data and voice issue is a deal breaker for me.
I'm sure the area I work in will get AT&T LTE before end of year so it's not all bad. I'll grab a verizon ipad later after seeing any october announcement which should help with any tethering or facetime issues.
AT&T does have better voice options as well. Conference calling for one. Here's a link. Verizon and Sprint iPhone 4S and the limitations of CDMA | iMore.com and iPhone: Understanding phone features
- 09-14-2012, 09:05 AM #39
I'm guessing those that are current vzw iPhone customers have learned to live without it or at least accept it. For those of us on AT&T it's hard to go back to not having simultaneous voice & data. I'm asking myself if I could do without - as I considered jumping ship from AT&T to VZW. Not sure I can...
- 09-14-2012, 09:29 AM #40
There are solutions to this if one is willing...
If you already have a Verizon LTE iPad - and are on a Share Everything plan - you can tether your iPhone to use your iPad as a wifi hotspot and talk&surf until you're blue in the face from talking and your fingers bleed from surfing - and it won't cost you anything more.
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- 09-14-2012, 11:29 AM #46
Honestly, this isn't really a big deal for me as I don't use my phone for talking much.. Heh. And if I do its usually so brief that I wouldn't need to be surfing the internet. If I am on the phone I am usually in front of or have access to a laptop.
- 09-14-2012, 11:31 AM #47
BUT -- I do think we will see this become a much bigger issue for people who want to use the turn-by-turn GPS and maps while driving.
I have built-in nav in my car, so again, not an issue for me. I'm just bummed, but it's not a dealbreaker.
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