1. WyattEarp509's Avatar
    Quick post to gauge some thoughts/input/feedback on how the LTE verizon iphone will handle data connection change-overs.

    Basically i've got an At&t iphone 4 now but i'm pretty tired of terrible cell reception and constant data connection change-overs. I'll go from 3G to edge, then nothing, then back to 3G. Or when it says 3G, but data doesn't work, then bumps down to edge, then eventually re-establishes 3G. I simply refer to this phenomenon as 'normal at&t'. So i'm considering switching to verizon when the new iphone drops.

    So my initial concern would be this.. lets say i've got my LTE verizon iphone, and i'm on the outskirts of the LTE coverage and it rolls back to 3G. Does that mean i'm unable to access data while using the voice network like current iphones on verizon? While hardly a major issue (as I don't recall the last time I truly needed data during a phone call) i'm curious to know if that would still be the case. I imagine it would have to be unless they made a change to their current 3G network.

    Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas.. i'd hate to stick with at&t since I'm not in one of their priority LTE upgrade areas.. so I forsee a long wait for that here.
    03-20-2012 02:17 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    lets say i've got my LTE verizon iphone, and i'm on the outskirts of the LTE coverage and it rolls back to 3G. Does that mean i'm unable to access data while using the voice network like current iphones on verizon?
    As things stand today - yes... The way things are now on Verizon - I believe the LTE is data only... Voice calls are handled on CDMA as they are now.

    What's coming is voice over LTE... and when LTE is not available, devices will fall back to CDMA for voice & data... and no talk& surf.
    03-20-2012 02:45 PM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    Does that mean i'm unable to access data while using the voice network like current iphones on verizon?
    Yes that is what will happen.
    03-20-2012 06:19 PM
  4. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    In rural areas like I live Verizon is nice to have even if the data speeds are slower than AT&T. With any other carrier I prob won't even get edge.
    03-20-2012 06:48 PM
  5. itsalexaye's Avatar
    To me Verizon 3G seems faster than AT&T
    03-23-2012 08:40 AM
  6. Motorbones's Avatar
    As a phone, Verizon has the coverage. Data is nice, but being able to make a phone call Iespecially in emergencies) should come before all else. I had the LTE on my iPad 3HD and it seems to be pretty fast. That works for me...
    03-23-2012 12:04 PM
  7. Martin55's Avatar
    What's coming is voice over LTE... and when LTE is not available, devices will fall back to CDMA for voice & data... and no talk& surf.
    04-13-2012 10:37 PM
  8. bailman's Avatar
    The no talk/surf on Verizon 3G is not exactly true...I can talk/surf on 3G on my HTC thunderbolt, so it is possible. I am going to switch to the iPhone as soon as the LTE version is out.

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    05-01-2012 08:21 PM
  9. Neutrino's Avatar
    The no talk/surf on Verizon 3G is not exactly true...I can talk/surf on 3G on my HTC thunderbolt, so it is possible. I am going to switch to the iPhone as soon as the LTE version is out.

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    This is the answer to the OP's question. Simultaneous v&d are possible while on the eHRPD network. This is the 3G backbone of Verizon's LTE roll-out.


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    05-01-2012 09:04 PM
  10. Neutrino's Avatar
    There are several info links on this. Here is one for example:

    http://connectedplanetonline.com/wir...16/index1.html


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    05-01-2012 09:08 PM
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