Differences Between GSM & CDMA iPhone Calls

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  1. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well, now I wanna know what 'dialing a soft pause' means.
     
  3. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    A "soft pause" works in situations where a phone number is broken up into several sequences that must be sent separately. For example, a phone number that includes an internal switchboard extension.

    If you know that the remote switchboard always answers within a fixed period of time, you can insert an appropriate number of soft pauses to give the switchboard enough time to answer the call and prompt for the internal extension number -- and then the phone can automatically continue dialing in the extension number using DTMF (touchtones) without requiring any user intervention. The concept of a "soft pause" has been a built-in feature of conventional land-line modems and autodialers for decades now.

    Apparently cell phones support it too. (I didn't actually know that.)
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Okie dokie, then.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Wow that makes CMDA even more limited than I had originally thought. I'm happy I have never once had a problem with AT&T.
     
  6. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    CDMA and GSM iPhone Differences

    Apple posted a good article and chart showing the different capabilities in the two different iPhone models. It is worth a good look
     
  7. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I started another thread about this but it got moved here. Just to clarify if you all have questions about the above post.
     
  8. snakelda macrumors 6502

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    Wow,that does suck but I don't think I've ever had to do one of those options,most of those options look like someone from a business would do.
     

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