iphone 4s verizon data and talking..

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  1. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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    Is that still an issue? or are you allowed to do that now?
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It will continue to exist until there is an LTE 4G iPhone on Verizon.
     
  3. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh ok i thought it was something that had to do with this model. ok just checking.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's not the model. It's the network![tm]
     
  5. mmmtastybusch macrumors regular

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    actually it is the model. Many of Verizon's phones can surf and talk at the same time. Apple hasn't enabled 4G LTE on iPhone yet. Hopefully this will be a feature on the iPhone 5!
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    IT IS still the network. The 3G Verizon is just standard CDMA 2000, which uses EV-DO for Data, and RTT1X for voice, and can't do both at the same time, where at&t uses UMTS (GSM) where the high-speed network is used for voice and data, so there is no need to switch, which is why you can use them at the same time.

    TEG
     
  7. BriChi macrumors 6502

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    the only phone I know of on Verizons network that can do this even with 4G off is the thunderbolt, There is something with the chip they did that allows talking and browsing at the same time even if 4G is off
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    There are one or two Verizon non-LTE phones that can surf and talk at the same time. Their radios are power hungry and they require the towers have a software upgrade.
     
  9. Couture Wraps macrumors newbie

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    It's a network issue... any phone manufactured for Verizons 3G Network can not talk and surf but you can on the 4G.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    It isn't a limitation of the current CDMA2000 standards. Its a limitation caused by Verizon not upgrading its network to support EV-DV revision of EV-DO or not selling more phones that utilize this new revision to EV-DO.
     
  11. BriChi, Dec 20, 2011
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    thats not entirely true, the thunderbolt can do this without utilizing any 4G, read this

     
  12. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    That phone has not one.... but TWO radio modem chips. It's also why it has no battery life.
     
  13. BriChi macrumors 6502

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    ok, but it can still do it :)
     
  14. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    It's the network...
     
  15. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    it does let you talk and surf if your on wifi though
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Can you hear me now?
    No, Im downloading something:D
     
  17. mmmtastybusch macrumors regular

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    Man, I don't wanna pull the fanboy card on you guys... but you're kind of asking for it. Only the thunderbolt can talk and surf the web?? No. Try the Razr, Stratosphere, Bionic, Revolution, Charge, Nexus, Rezound, and Breakout can. Any phone that HAS 4G LTE CAPABILITY. Verizon's 4g Network supports talking/surfing. Apple decided not to enable the iPhone 4s with this capability. Can you explain to me how if the network can do it, but this particular phone doesn't support it, that it's the network and not the phone? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Intell macrumors P6

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    Any phone with the LTE turned off? So far, that's only the Tunderbolt.
     
  19. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    ding ding
     
  20. mmmtastybusch macrumors regular

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    Why would Verizon change its entire network to update 3g when they're busy rolling out 4g? Seems pretty pointless

    This is just another case of Apple releasing an outdated product. Guarantee the next Verizon iPhone will be 4G capable.
     
  21. Intell macrumors P6

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    By marketing standards, the iPhone 4S is a 4G phone and by technical standards, LTE is still 3G.
     
  22. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    LOL

    Very true. LTE is 3.99G. There is no 4G yet per the ITU.
     
  23. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    True facts.
     
  24. mmmtastybusch macrumors regular

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    I think you're splitting hairs now. Either way, true 4G or not, Verizon's LTE network allows you to surf and talk at the same time. Apple didn't enable LTE ability with the iPhone 4s.
     

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