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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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I mean really, how often do you surf and talk?

I hate, hate, HATE that people still use this argument to deter people from switching from ATT to VZW. I mean, how often do you REALLY find yourself needing this feature?...If you say you do in the car, you got problems and should stop driving/surfing/talking and just drive.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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I do ALL THE TIME
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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A few times a day easy

Even if I go a week without using it, I rather have it than not
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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I can honestly say that I haven't used it, but don't me wrong, I'd rather have the option to do it so I could whenever I want.

Plus, now with the new Google Maps and Apple Maps ... free turn by turn directions, it could be problematic if you were taking a call via the bluetooth in your car.

It's just nice to have, really. If you're on a long call, you'd still be able to access iMessage which I dont think you can on Verizon (for example).
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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It varies.
What maybe important to some might not be to others.
There's people that for work they need to be able to talk while on the run and still access data to pull up info.
Its a very usefull feature. If you're happy with CDMA and dont want to be able to multitask then Im happy for you.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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I use it a lot. Sometimes you're on a call and need to look up something. It would be a big pain to have to hang up, look up the info and call the person back to tell them.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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I hate, hate, HATE that people still use this argument to deter people from switching from ATT to VZW. I mean, how often do you REALLY find yourself needing this feature?...If you say you do in the car, you got problems and should stop driving/surfing/talking and just drive.
you should find something else to hate
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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I hate, hate, HATE that people still use this argument to deter people from switching from ATT to VZW. I mean, how often do you REALLY find yourself needing this feature?...If you say you do in the car, you got problems and should stop driving/surfing/talking and just drive.
Everyday.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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Real handy when you're on a web conference with audio via phone bridge.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:56 PM   #10
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This happens to me all the time now.


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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:02 PM   #11
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I hate, hate, HATE that people still use this argument to deter people from switching from ATT to VZW. I mean, how often do you REALLY find yourself needing this feature?...If you say you do in the car, you got problems and should stop driving/surfing/talking and just drive.
Common man, if you ever needed it you'll realize what a great feature it is.

I make calls, could be put on hold, so why not check your forums or do a little banking. Then when the CSR asks for order numbers, you can pop out of the call screen and check your mail.... its called multitasking.

Does ATT not allow this somehow?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 02:54 AM   #12
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Does ATT not allow this somehow?
Verizon. Being a CDMA network, because of the radios in the phone (I think) you can't do simultaneous voice/data. You can with AT&T.

I love this feature. As you mentioned, sometimes it is very useful.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:10 AM   #13
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Verizon. Being a CDMA network, because of the radios in the phone (I think) you can't do simultaneous voice/data. You can with AT&T.

I love this feature. As you mentioned, sometimes it is very useful.
Verizion can now do this but Apple is to blame for the CDMA iPhone not being able to do this. Andriod phones have been about to do this this for the last year or longer. Also LTE iPhone should be able to do this also but for some reason Verizon and Sprint iPhone can't...

I use it a lot.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:12 PM   #14
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I made the switch to Verizon. When I had AT&T I had too many problems making call connections, much less making a call AND surfing, which I never did, but agree that there may be occasions for doing it.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:16 PM   #15
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I actually do it quite often...

Then again I carry 2 iPhones (work and personal) so im usually surfing one phone while talking on the other..l
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:00 AM   #16
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I would estimate I talk about an hour or so, in total, on the phone per day. Some of those days I will surf, even if it is something as simple as just looking something up regarding what we are talking about. It's one of those features that I have always used with my iPhone (well, since the 3G) so I have become used to it. I can see a person who has gotten used to NOT having the ability feeling like it is unnecessary. It is the basic way of things. Do I need the functionality? Probably not. I can't think of a time a life was saved due to my ability to browse the web and talk simultaneously. But then, I don't really NEED a smartphone either. For my work I need a device that is able to receive calls and texts. That is it. I think the vast majority of people tell themselves they need plenty of things that they actually do not. Again, the nature of human beings I guess.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:05 AM   #17
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There are a handful of times I use the feature (usually when I'm on business). That being said, I still don't know that I would miss it.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:17 AM   #18
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I used to think the same...I'm still with Verizon because I have been with them for a few years and the call service is reliable. but there have been plenty of times, I have been on the phone and needed to look something up and I couldn't. or even being on the phone and trying to send a text, picture message at the same time can't be done. I would like the luxury of having it and using it when needed instead of not having the feature at all...BUT I WON'T BE LEAVING VERIZON for that feature. or getting another phone. lol
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:07 AM   #19
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I do it often.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:14 AM   #20
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Very useful feature. Glad to have it.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:17 AM   #21
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OP please do not tell us what features we do or do not need.

Why does this even upset you so much?

Sounds like you need to get a hobby!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:21 AM   #22
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It really does not matter how much, what matters is... I CAN!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:41 AM   #23
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I also do it, at least a couple times per week.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:46 AM   #24
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I almost always am using it the last three weeks, as I've been on the phone with family while driving home from school and using the nav app Waze. Couldn't do that without it. That, in conjunction with my overseas travels, means I can and never will go CDMA/LTE.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:50 AM   #25
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Not often. It would be nice to have that back, but I appreciate my calls not dropping at my house much more. Plus most the time I need to do both I'm using WiFi.
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