CDMA Simultaneous Voice and Data

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  1. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    I have read a few older articles about being able to do voice and data at the same time. However, I haven't heard anything recently and wanted to know if anyone had any new information or insight. I ask because I feel this would be very important to Apple and to me if they do in fact release a Verizon iPhone.
     
  2. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Who cares, who ever uses data and voice simultaneously anyway?
     
  3. Alisstar macrumors 6502

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    Me. And I'm pretty sure there are a lot of other people who do, too.
     
  4. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Ever been on the phone with someone, and then need to look something up for them, such as a phone number for a restaurant or store?
     
  5. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Says the guy with a Droid. LoL I use it all the time from what I heard Verizon is working on fixing there network to allow voice and data.
     
  6. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I don't have a Droid. I don't even live in the US. But no, I've never had to look the number of a restaurant while I was on the phone.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    While I wouldn't say that I use it all of the time, it sure is nice to be able to instead of saying, "I'll look it up and call you right back."
     
  8. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it was a joke.... I talk and read on the internet at the same time, now that's some multitasking right there. From what I read there's a large percentage of iPhone user that use voice and data at the same time.
     
  9. Alisstar macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.

    Btw, nice avatar. :)
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Thanks. Go Knights, beat the Bulldogs!
     
  11. Sticman macrumors member

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    I'm willing to give up simultaneous voice and data (AT&T) for one or the other as long as I can get a good signal (Verizon)
     
  12. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    I need simultaneous voice and data, so the ones that don't you can go to Verizon.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Alot of people do every day.
    Including me.
     
  14. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I didn't really appreciate this feature until my wife called me on my cell recently and needed very important info right away. It was nice looking up the info while she was on the phone.
     
  15. NYDiplomat macrumors regular

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    When I was with verizon I never did or need to because I couldn't. But now I can walk around and MMS pics of crazy things I see and send them as I talk. I find myself doing that a lot since I get the iPhone.
     
  16. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand why people argue over this. If it's something you need then you'll want to stick with AT&T. If this is a feature you won't miss then you have the option of moving to Verizon if you want. It's not rocket science.
     
  17. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    me, many times a day...:eek::D:cool:

    TS, I haven't heard anything, my guess is once they go 4G all over then Verizon will have both data & voice...
     
  18. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    If you never had it you wouldn't miss it and wouldn't matter to you. However since I have it I would most likely miss not having it.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Remember the 56k dialup days where if you were online you couldn't use the phone:D
    That's the same kind of ancient tech.
     
  20. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    To the people saying you don't use it or person saying that...it's kind of one of those things that you never miss until it's gone. Like other posters have said, it is great to not have to end a call to look Google something for someone or get directions from them. Plus I am not sure if this is a CDMA issue or not but I can't receive and send texts at the same time. One will come in while I am sending and I get an error, never happened to me with the iPhone. But anyway, so no one has seen anymore articles or anything about CDMA gaining the functionality? I thought they announced that it would come in the first half of 2011.
     
  21. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    It was a rumor that I heard long time ago. We will find out more at CES 2011. However, I seriously doubt they will do both DATA and Voice at the same time on CDMA network. It will be a lot of investment and Verizon is moving on with their network to LTE.

    Those of you who bash AT&T network so much will see that Verizon doesn't support simultaneous voice and data very soon...
    CDMA network always concentrate on Voice first before data. I am not an engineer, but this could be one of the reasons why Verizon has fewer drop calls than AT&T. Also, AT&T has been gaining growth in subscribers faster than any other carriers, so that's another reason why AT&T is getting so many drop calls.

    While, I understand and agree with AT&T network has a lot of work to do, I still prefer GSM network over CDMA. I always will and VERIZON won't be ready for true LTE for a quite sometime. They just rolled it out less than 5 days ago.

    AT&T network is fine where I live and their network is way faster than Verizon's CDMA network on where I live. Since, I don't live in big cities like Washington DC or NYC. I am going to hold out with AT&T a bit longer. I had terrible experience with Verizon in the past and I am not going to go back because I am getting few drop calls on AT&T.
     
  22. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    You never know how important is it until you lose it. Average person would not know what the hell does GSM means or CDMA means.

    Using Voice and Data at the same time is very important for me since I use my phone as business from time to time.

    I will be surprised if verizon invests too much more money on CDMA. They will focus on LTE.
     
  23. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Will LTE provide simutaneous voice/data?

    What bout Att future?
     
  24. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, LTE is a GSM standard. AT&T uses GSM Already and it can do this. AT&T is also going LTE in Q2 2011. Verizon has already rolled out LTE network on 38 markets, but that's nothing compare to their CDMA coverage that covers over 280 markets. Personally, I hope Verizon doesn't dwell in CDMA and move on LTE. While I understand some people want iPhone to go to Verizon asap, Verizon is just as nervous as any other carriers about carrying iPhone because all of us can kill their network instantly. I have seen iPhone users use as much as 50GB data a month.
     
  25. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    That's very helpful answer. And I guess me and Op are the only people who check voice and email at the same time. Tons of BB users on AT&T and business users do this.
     

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