Surf & Talk On Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by StevieB, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. StevieB macrumors member

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    So will the newly announce 4S enable me to 'talk and surf the web at the same time' on the Verizon network?
     
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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If I understand right, no, since that is a technical limitation of CDMA networks, not the phone.
     
  4. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    No No No


    You can however talk and surf when connected to wifi.
     
  5. Munchkinsdad macrumors regular

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    Wow...I gotta try that out. I didn't know.... Thanks!
     
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  7. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome ;)
     
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Nowadays it's only a (common) phone limitation.

    If a phone has a chipset that supports SVDO, it can do voice+data at the same time. The HTC Thunderbolt is an example.

    The main reason we don't see it on the iPhone is because it has a chipset that supports CDMA + GSM. AFAIK, right now the only SVDO chipsets are those that support CDMA or CDMA + LTE (no GSM).
     
  9. StevieB thread starter macrumors member

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    OK . . . But isn't that 'surf and talk' capability the 'promise' of the iPhone 5 for The Verizon network and users?
     

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