Will the Spint iPhone(s) offer Surf-while-Talking?

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  1. Booju16, Aug 23, 2011
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    Booju16 macrumors member

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    Surf-while-talking is the ability to surf the web (without the help of wi-fi), use data, and other apps whilst talking on the phone at the same time. It's imperative that I have this feature or my iPhone would, to me, be otherwise useless. I currently enjoy that AT&T can do this, but Verizon can't (and I don't care much for Verizon and their over priced plans)...Does Sprint offer this? If so, I'm making that switch, no matter how much AT&T's deactivation fees are, sorry AT&T...If not, ***, stuck with AT&T, I am.
     
  2. Maverick713 macrumors 6502

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    most likely they will NOT as Sprint like verizon is CDMA
     
  3. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Verizon and Sprint both use CDMA so no. I don't know the specifics of Sprint's 4G system but to my knowledge it does allow talk and surf yet I doubt it will be in iP5.
     
  4. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how ppl get by without talk and surf on an iphone. If its just a regular phone, yeah, but the iphone is MADE for stuff like that. I use the net while talking pretty often, to not be able to do it seems so... Archaic. It's why i could never go to Verizon.
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Sorry, but it won't be able to.
    The technology that Verizon/Sprint use does not offer this feature.
     
  6. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    The Verizon iP4 can surf and talk at the same time, so long as you're connected to wifi.

    If the next iteration comes equipped with LTE/WiMax radios, wouldn't it be able to without wifi? (just a technical question, there are enough threads debating if it will or won't be '4G').
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Surf and talking on CDMA is a no go.
     

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