can verizon do simultaneous voice + data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by turtlebud, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    simultaneous voice + data?

    if this is true, then does that mean that the iphone (4, but definitely 5) will be able to as well? if i'm understanding correctly, this has nothing to do with 4G/LTE.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    The current CDMA iphone wont, but maybe the next will if they decide to go for it.
  3. Weiser878 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    While they could implement it, at this stage in the game, its a losing proposition.
    Why waste money and resources on the technology you're about to abandon anyway. They're not building out any more CDMA to focus on LTE...seems this would fall in the same category
  4. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ

    See the same thread. On the same page.

    They can't just impliment it. SVDO requires 2 seperate chipsets which means a complete phone redesign, and on top of that it's not supported by the CDMA/GSM dual chipset so that's pretty much a no go as it would again seperate the hardware being used in the GSM and CDMA iPhones. By using the dual chipset like the Verizon iPhone has now they will have a unified iPhone again starting in the summer.

    It requires LTE or SVDO chipsets. When the LTE iPhone comes out you'll see it, but not until then.
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    From my understanding Verizon customers thought thus was a useless feature and openly ridiculed any AT&T customer who used it. Guess times have changed.

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