Pre users just realizing the limitations of CDMA, lol

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  1. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Ha.

    While funny, what does this have to do with the iPhone?
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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  3. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

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    I don't see that as a limitation, I would rather have bacground apps on my iPhone
     
  4. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    This was a major problem when I had my 2G iPhone, as Edge doesn't support simultaneous voice and data. If I was surfing or using the maps, calls would go straight to voicemail. If you happened to get a call while the phone was fetching email, the call wouldn't go through. I was really frustrated that I seemed to be missing calls for no reason, until I did some reasearch and realized what was going on.
     
  5. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    Considering AT&T's poor 3G coverage, plus the fact that even where their map shows coverage there are many 3G dead spots, this is still a major problem for 3G/3GS owners. Even though I lived smack in the middle of 3G coverage I had only EDGE at my house. Also the campus I went to school was fine outside but inside most buildings I got only EDGE. I remember once at Walmart I tried to compare prices and I didn't even get EDGE, I was stuck on GRPS.

    At least on Verizon if your phone is using data and a call comes through the data will pause to allow the call to ring to the phone. On AT&T if your phone is in EDGE mode and data is being used the call goes straight to voicemail. Due to poor coverage at the hospital I work at, and school I was constantly getting these random voicemails with my phone never ringing. It took me a while to realize why.

    Oh yea, the CDMA limitation is also a limitation on EDGE as well.
     
  6. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I try not to laugh, but it's soo irresistible:p
     
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    They probably laugh at us because they can have Pandora playing while sending a text at the same time :rolleyes:
     
  8. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was talking about the that fell down the stairs earlier, but I agree;)
     
  9. deenybird macrumors regular

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    lol that thread is a hilarious mess of ignorance.
    and i can't believe anyone's complaining about the iphone's lack of backgrounding now that geohot's made jailbreaking a 1 click, 30 second process..... I mean seriously, 1 click, and should you ever change your mind, you're just a 'restore' away from being back where you were.
    once jailbroken, backgrounding is beautiful thanks to the free app 'Proswitcher'.
    I could never go to CDMA after being able to use simultaneous voice and data. I'd just miss it way too much.
     
  10. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    And even a greater question; what was he doing on a Pre forum? :eek:
     
  11. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I like the Pre, I know it's not early as good as the iPhone, but I still like it. I am also in love with the new Nexus one:)
     
  12. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Should be US Pre users since there's a GSM version with no such limitations
     
  13. gigemzach macrumors 6502

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    "They probably laugh at us because they can have Pandora playing while sending a text at the same time"


    I have 3G where I live and I have yet to find how to text and listen to Pandora at the same time. Sorry if I am being stupid, but I just got the iPhone for Christmas. Thanks!!
     
  14. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

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    Re-read what was originally typed. The Pre users laugh at us because they CAN have Pandora playing while sending a text at the same time. Meaning we can't.
     
  15. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    There's no way to jailbreak Sprint's network though.
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Is there a VoIP app for the Pre? If so, they can do voice and data together.

    As someone else pointed out above, the GSM/UMTS version of the Pre can also do both, of course.
     
  17. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't sound right, it's supposed to drop the data connection and ring.
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    CDMA phones will pause the data connection and allow the ring to go through.

    GSM/EDGE sends calls to voicemail.
     
  19. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    You can have the iPod part playing while sending a text at the same time. Still the same thing.
     

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