Carrier Verizon iPhone 5S talk and surf

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  1. gbuc95 macrumors member

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    Anybody hope that Apple FINALLY makes the Iphone be able to talk and surf on Verizon without using Wifi?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If they keep the current iPhone 5 antenna design, unlikely.
     
  3. cynics macrumors G4

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    They'd need to modify the radio/antenna to do that like some of the competitions phones are (SVDO).

    Although I'd love to see this happen I can almost assure you we won't see it. CDMA is just too small worldwide to make an entirely new iPhone for it.
     
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    SVDO is CDMA technology. If they tweak the antenna design they can do CDMA Voice/LTE Data.

    P.S - Nice Glock.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it on the 5S.
    Would make sense to do the whole redesign of the antenna system on the next major iphone release like the iphone 6 next year.
     
  6. Jades macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 4 and 4S antenna systems were completely different. iPhone 4S, apple introduced a dual antenna design that the 4 didn't have

    If this CEO actually uses his head, the same can be accomplished with the 5S
     
  7. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

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    It's defineately possible, they just need to change the antenna design. They changed it in the 4-4S so why not the 5-5S. LTE networks I the U.S have become significantly more widespread so I think its likely.
     
  8. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Isn't this what LTE Advanced is supposed to do?
     
  9. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

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    I thought LTE advanced was only to increase data speeds. :confused:
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True but with neither the iphone 4 or 4S you could do talk and surf on a CDMA network.
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    Not entirely correct. The CDMA iPhone 4 had a dual design, but it could only receive two streams and transmit one. The iPhone 4S change that to a two transmit ability.
     
  12. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    I hope to see a world phone like 4s, I hate to travel and hear "we are sorry but with your iPhone and our prepaid sim you can't get LTE!"
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    This feature alone would be enough of a push to get the high end new iPhone. I'm constantly on my phone and constantly waiting for emails. Its annoying to say "let me call you back in a minute I need to check my email".

    I would switch to a GSM carrier but its a phone supplied by my employer so it is what it is.

    I used to use a tablet and a wifi hotspot while in my company vehicle and that worked ok but its a bit of a hassle.
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Either I or one of my bosses would have shot me in the face by now if I had to put up with that.
     
  15. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yeah this was one of the reasons I switched from Verizon to Tmobile.
     
  16. cynics macrumors G4

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    Well to be honest I'm usually on the phone BS'ing with other co-workers. So no one really brings it up. :)
     
  17. gbuc95 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am thinking about going to At&t if it doesn't because I don't really care for any android phones that Verizon offers at the moment but I really want to have this ability.
     
  18. dbrewer80221 macrumors regular

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    Additionally since Sprint is rolling out 800 MHz LTE soon, I would imagine they're asking Apple to include that LTE band in the next iPhone version.
     
  19. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    Its not going to matter in a couple years when everything is VoLTE
     
  20. cynics macrumors G4

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    Yeah, in a couple years. I'd like to see this now. I know the world is predominately GSM but there are still some large CDMA markets out there.

    I know we won't see this on the next iPhone but its a nice thing to hope for.
     
  21. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    the iPhone will be able to do it once Verizon releases Voice over LTE (VoLTE or VoIPLTE)

    LTE advanced are just higher LTE Speeds
     
  22. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    1) This so needs to happen, especially if it means better voice quality. Of course when you call all these darn landlines, it means very little.

    2) I saw VoLTE and thought you were talking about a cartoon robot made of lions for a second.
     

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