Verizon Talk/Surf the Web

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhalandrew, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. iPhalandrew macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2011
    does anybody know or think they have any ideas why you can't talk and surf the web on verizon at the same time? you can on other verizon smartphones. and you can on AT&T with the iphone. but why not verizon iphone?:(:confused:
  2. blue43fan macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    The Verizon iPhone is CDMA only, which does not support voice and data. The other phones you mentioned that do support it are LTE enabled, which does have that capability.
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    It's all in the acronym soup...Verizon uses CDMA tech which "shares" the data/voiuce spectrum, so it you can push both to the phone at the same time. AT&T uses GSM where you...can do this. Honestly, it would drive me up the wall having to deal with that, but to each their own.
  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    As others have stated, the CDMA EV-DO Revision A technology that the Verizon iPhone uses shares voice and data over the same connection, which wile bringing excellent call quality, hampers use of the phone while on a call. There are several workarounds for this:

    Upgrade the network/hardware to utilize EV-DO Revision B, which separates the connections while increasing the bandwidth for both. Verizon does not plan to do this. Nor does Sprint.

    A more practical option that you can do today is upgrade your hardware to LTE. Since they currently use two separate antennae, data can be pushed from LTE while your call is over CDMA.

    An even more practical option that doesn't require a new device is connect to a WiFi network. Data will be transmitted over WiFi while your call is over CDMA.
  5. Bandroid macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2012
    Actually all HTC phones from Thunderbolt on down does talk n surf even on 3g and even on 1x. At the moment only HTC phones does have the required radio
  6. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012

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