I mean really, how often do you surf and talk?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sundog925, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    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.
  2. macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2012
  3. macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    A few times a day easy

    Even if I go a week without using it, I rather have it than not
  4. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    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).
  5. macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    you should find something else to hate
  6. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
  7. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    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.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    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.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
    Real handy when you're on a web conference with audio via phone bridge.
  10. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    This happens to me all the time now.

    Random Person: What makes the carriers different?

    Me: Well, I'd tell you, but it makes ELMNT925 mad, so you'll just have to flip a coin. Sorry!

    Random Person: Oh... :(
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    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?
  12. macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    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.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    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
  14. macrumors G3


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    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.
  15. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    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.
  16. macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2011
    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
  17. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  18. macrumors 68040


  19. Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
    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!
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    It really does not matter how much, what matters is... I CAN!
  21. macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2012
    I also do it, at least a couple times per week.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    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.
  23. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.
  24. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
    Fairly frequently. And originally I didn't think I'd care.

    I have a friend who needs to disconnect me weekly because he needs to look something up that's relevant to what he needs to do next.
  25. macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009

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