1. Paradocks's Avatar
    Long-time Verizon users who depend on being able to talk&surf have solutions for data that don't involve their phones because up until the recent crop of devices mentioned up thread, no Verizon devices have been capable of talk&surf.
    The Thunderbolt is over two years old. My Rezound, which also does simultaneous talk&surf is two years old as well. I wouldn't put them in the category of "recent crop of devices."

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    09-13-2013 07:34 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The Thunderbolt is over two years old. My Rezound, which also does simultaneous talk&surf is two years old as well. I wouldn't put them in the category of "recent crop of devices."

    Sent from somewhere
    Think longer term... two years compared to 5 is "recent crop". Fact still remains that Verizon has not had any talk&surf capable devices for much more that those two years... and most Verizon users covered their needs for mobile data via means other than their phones if they absolutely needed to be on a voice call while using data.
    09-13-2013 07:44 AM
  3. bunjy's Avatar
    09-13-2013 08:18 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    Not until Verizon deploys Voice over LTE - which may be sometime in 2014... until then - the only way to talk & surf on Verizon is to be on wifi for data because the phones only have the capability to have data via LTE or 3G/CDMA or voice - not both simultaneously.
    Except all their lte devices minus the iphone can do both data and voice on LTE not to mention some can even do it on their 3g network.....
    09-15-2013 11:37 AM
  5. jclisenby's Avatar
    Why is this a big deal? If you're on the phone, why do you need to be browsing online at the same time?


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    09-15-2013 06:41 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    Except all their lte devices minus the iphone can do both data and voice on LTE not to mention some can even do it on their 3g network.....
    The voice isn't on LTE... it's on CDMA... those devices have LTE radios for data only... and legacy CDMA radios for voice and up to 3G data. No carrier currently does voice over LTE outside of their reasearch and develment labs.
    09-15-2013 08:07 PM
  7. Ted G's Avatar
    Why is this a big deal? If you're on the phone, why do you need to be browsing online at the same time?


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    I am the owner and CEO of a company -- I travel ALL THE TIME -- MANY TIMES my ONLY internet IS from my phone -- so, I'm making business calls while needing to check things online DURING the calls...

    For me -- it IS important...

    AND -- I'm screwed -- my question has been answered by many INTELLIGENT people -- and I appreciate ALL of the responses...

    THANKS GUYS!!!
    09-15-2013 08:16 PM
  8. 21stNow's Avatar
    Why is this a big deal? If you're on the phone, why do you need to be browsing online at the same time?


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Many people do this. I have a friend that does it all the time. A recent example is she wanted me to look at the iPhone 5S cases that she was thinking about purchasing.

    I don't do it as much because I'm a multiple device person, so I talk on one device and look things up on another device. My mother calls me to ask me to look at things online with her quite often. I'm not always at my computer when she calls.
    09-15-2013 08:20 PM
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