- Apr 12, 2001
Boy Genius Report briefly notes that it has received a tip that Verizon may be preparing to roll out network technology that would enable simultaneous transmission of voice and data, a feature that both Apple and AT&T have trumpeted on the iPhone.
Implementations of the CDMA2000 standard currently used by many carriers around the world, including Verizon, do not support simultaneous voice and data, a drawback viewed by many as significant in comparison to the UMTS standard employed by AT&T and all other current iPhone carriers.We have been told that when the mythical Verizon iPhone materializes, assuming it's not a LTE unit, it might launch with VoRA; Voice over Rev. A. According to our source, Verizon has been testing VoRA as a precursor to VoLTE, and as long as the network upgrade timeline and iPhone release are aligned, we should see this happen.
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