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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:20 PM   #76
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You go ahead and enjoy Verizon though.
Thanks for your approval. That means so much coming from some random person on the Internet.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:26 PM   #77
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To clarify: do you mean it can't at least notify you that a call is incoming? If you're using an app does it just go straight to voicemail?
The call goes to VM. It's just like Edge network on ATT back in the days with original iPhone.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:28 PM   #78
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:33 PM   #79
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Thanks for your approval. That means so much coming from some random person on the Internet.
I figured it would.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:13 PM   #80
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This thread did not go the way the OP intended it lol. He hasn't even resurfaced.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:22 PM   #81
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Has anyone tried this on T-Mobile? If you can do it then AT&T can be sued for false advertisement since they say they are the only network that can do it with the iPhone.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:24 PM   #82
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:31 PM   #83
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The call goes to VM.


So ... the fact that I usually have some app up & running means I'll miss most calls?
Or, worse, my wife will be using hers and won't answer when I call? well, not by choice?

I'm trying to justify staying with Verizon, and am not seeing much reason to. $850 for the upgrade (halfway thru a 2-year upgrade cycle, and the "free" phone literally went up in smoke) + $370 for upgrading hers, can't get calls if running an app (I can tolerate not making calls from an app, but...not even a "hey, someone's calling you, pause the app" popup? WTF?), the "share everything" 4GB plan is $150/mo, and having Skype in-hand solves the international calling problem ... vs. tolerable early termination fee, $350x2 for a pair of refurb 5s, and data & voice together ... harumph.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:35 PM   #84
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Has anyone tried this on T-Mobile? If you can do it then AT&T can be sued for false advertisement since they say they are the only network that can do it with the iPhone.
Of course it does. Tmo is GSM. And no, I doubt it.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:41 PM   #85
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I don't have a job so almost never. Nor do I really miss it since I will probably be on wifi.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:44 PM   #86
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Of course it does. Tmo is GSM. And no, I doubt it.
aside from the new markets refarmed for 3g access, aren't the bulk of the t-mobile iphones using edge, which can't do simultaneous voice/data?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:47 PM   #87
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aside from the new markets refarmed for 3g access, aren't the bulk of the t-mobile iphones using edge, which can't do simultaneous voice/data?
Oh, I suppose. I DUNNO. I forgot about the old edge. My buddy on tmo has 3G.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:52 PM   #88
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Has anyone tried this on T-Mobile? If you can do it then AT&T can be sued for false advertisement since they say they are the only network that can do it with the iPhone.
They can, but T-Mobile doesn't officially offer the iPhone. So the lawsuit would probably hang on a technicality.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:06 PM   #89
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They can, but T-Mobile doesn't officially offer the iPhone. So the lawsuit would probably hang on a technicality.
Yes but the commercial says its the only network that you can talk and surf at at the same time on the iphone. It doesnt mention anything about being the only one that offers the iphone that can talk and surf. So technically its a lie because of how it is worded.

I was just curious thats all.

i am sure with the money ATT has they can afford lawyers that can get them off like you said
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:01 PM   #90
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:22 PM   #91
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I don't understand all this surf and talk debate. Do you know just how hard it is to surf? I don't know how anyone could be talking when riding a huge wave. Plus the iPhone isn't even waterproof. That's just foolish behavior, if you ask me.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:23 PM   #92
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Honestly, never.

However, it's a sport I want to try. But then even if I get good at it, I can't imagine talking while surfing. I imagine when you are out there in the waves, the last think you want to do do is answer your phone.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:00 PM   #93
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aside from the new markets refarmed for 3g access, aren't the bulk of the t-mobile iphones using edge, which can't do simultaneous voice/data?
Correct. On Tmobile edge it won't work.
Only on gsm 3G refarmed areas.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:40 PM   #94
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All the time here! I often use the web, or email, or maps, or have another device tethered. I would never switch to a carrier that doesn't support that feature.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:43 PM   #95
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Without counting the 30 second calls, I surf and talk ALL THE TIME.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:53 PM   #96
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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.
I haven't used it because I can't haha. But I think that if I did have it, I would never use it.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:56 AM   #97
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I haven't used it because I can't haha. But I think that if I did have it, I would never use it.
The only time I use it is when I'm on hold with the other party.
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The only time I use it is when I'm on hold with the other party.
On second thought, that MIGHT be the only time I would use it while I'm on the phone.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:10 AM   #99
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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 15, 2012, 10:39 AM   #100
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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?
Subjective matter. Why does it matter to you if a feature that you don't find important is important to others? Use what works for you and let others use what works for them.

If a VZW shopper is easily swayed by preferences that aren't relevant to that shopper then that person gets what that person deserves. It's each person's responsibility to ensure that they're shopping for whatever suits their particular needs/wants best -- not yours or anyone else's.

Be careful with "you" and "I". I don't need this and I'm on Verizon but there are certainly those that do use simultaneous voice and data. It really shouldn't be so difficult for any person to imagine that others have differing needs/wants/priorities/etc.

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