Verizon Talk+Surf Over 3G?

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

  1. trunksbyu macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    Does anyone know if the Verizon iPhone 4S, or Sprint for that matter, will be able to talk and surf over the cell networks now? I understand it was previously a hardware issue with the CDMA chip not able to do both data and talk at the same time, though with wifi it was possible.
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Nope, you still can't use the internet when on a phone call.
  3. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
  4. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    It's a CDMA limitation itself not a limitation on the wireless chip. You won't be able to talk and surf until an LTE enabled iPhone goes to Verizon.
  5. Pyromonkey83 macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    Um, I use it more like once an hour...
  6. Monkey-House macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2011
    North East
  7. trunksbyu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009

    there is a new CDMA tech hardware called SVDO which is an upgrade to allow surf and talking on the networks. it has something to do with the network but also the phone hardware. i couldn't find anything that stated if the iPhone 4S is going to be equipped with the new chipset.
  8. jer9542 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    uh..not gonna lie, I use the two quite frequently, and while it's not the end of the world if you can't, it would certainly be an inconvenience alot more than once a year...
  9. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    I use it constantly. It's the only reason I stay with AT&T.
  10. Wartown Butch macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2011

    I actually use this very often. I switched from AT&T to Verizon when they got the IP4 not knowing exactly how much of an impact that would be in regards to the whole talk while surfing issue. Along with a few other reasons, my wife and I swapped back within a moonth. Maybe not imp to everyone...but it is to me
  11. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Same here. I need that feature all the time.

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