8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2011 6:35 PM by deggie
Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4
CDMA is the Verizon version correct? I'm getting different things about this...

I read that you can't be on the phone and be able to use the Internet at the same time. I was also told that somewhere on the verizon wireless website(although I couldn't find it), it said you are able to be on a call and use the Internet at the same time.

Does anyone know the answer?

Sony VIAO, Windows XP, 32GB Black iPhone 4
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4
    when your on 3g data you cannot use voice and data at the same time on verizon when your on "wi-fi" you can
  • Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4
    ah ok, thanks...I have the other iPhone and I can do it, even on 3G. Was trying to find out the truth for a friend.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone
    Simultaneous voice & data using a CDMA Verizon iPhone requires a connection to WiFi. Such is not possible using their 3G network. It's a limitation of the network, not the phone.
  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6
    "CDMA is the Verizon version correct?"
    Yes, that is correct.
  • stockscalper Level 3 Level 3
    Verizon uses separate horns, or channels, on their towers for voice and data, whereas AT&T uses one horn for both. With the technology Verizon is using it's impossible to use voice and data simultaneously. The upside to this is that it keeps their voice channels from getting overloaded when data demands are high. You can text while using voice since their text software is on the voice channel.

    Yes, Verizon uses CDMA technology by Qualcomm. But when they migrate to 4G they will be adopting a new standard.
  • DocDeth Level 1 Level 1
    Sad to hear the iPhone 5, though having CDMA & GSM chipsets, it won't be LTE compatible (the AT&T network is heading to HSPA + for up to 7Mbps, which works fine on current iPhone 4 and should on iP5 as well) and will have to wait till iPhone 6 to get a LTE capable cell phone. So even though Verizon leads the way with LTE upgrades, there won't be an iPhone for them till at earliest June 2012, so only slow iPhones on Verizon, with better coverage and sound quality. Seems a little short sighted on Apple's part but they must have their reasons. And who knows when AT&T will have LTE, they don't even have a listed plan on advancing onto HSPA+.
  • Joshua© Level 1 Level 1
    I must have missed Apple's official release statement on the "iPhone 5"
  • deggie Level 9 Level 9
    AT&T has had HSPA+ in their major markets for the past year but they only used it with broadband devices for computers. They have recently released some phones with HSPA+ compatibility but the iPhone 4 is NOT HSPA+ compatible. AT&T will begin rolling out their LTE Standard network this summer.

    No information has been released by Apple as to what specs the next iPhone (who knows what it will be called, could be a "4s") will have.