Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby silversurfer73 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:07 pm

Here is a good article explaining why the iPhone 5 will not due simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint.

http://macdailynews.com/2012/09/13/why- ... -and-data/
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby Scheuerlein » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:03 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
scheu001 wrote:BUT, did you know that AT&T's iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice+data either when you're in AT&T's LTE markets?

Oh, now this is starting to suck even more. Is this really true? Can you cite some articles?

According to http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/ ... n_networks, your statement is not true.


Have to admit that my info was outdated. Old information I had was that AT&T would not drop their phone back to their HSPA network in LTE markets, even to place a voice call. Looks like they changed their mind on that.

I retract my statement. SORRY for the scare!
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/1 ... alls-data/
http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/13/33284 ... zon-sprint

However, when VoLTE launches the CDMA carriers will catch up again...but admittedly that'll be a couple of years.
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby Scheuerlein » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:36 pm

BUT, did you know that AT&T's iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice+data either when you're in AT&T's LTE markets? Granted, they only have a dozen or so now, but when they finally build out their network you will LOSE SVD in their LTE markets. Apple only put 1 radio in ALL the carriers' phones. Old GSM networks did SVD as part of the network, but add in LTE and AT&T is in the same boat as the other carriers. Also, there doesn't appear to be any way to prevent your AT&T iPhone from accessing the LTE network if it exists.
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby keeegs » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Kinda confusing why Apple wouldn't make the iPhone SVDO compatible, Verizon's network is capable of it, even with just 3g coverage I can still make a call and use data on my 4G Galaxy S3 on Verizon.

Verizon has by far has the largest LTE network (not to be confused with AT&T's statement that they have the largest 4g network, what they're referring to is HSPA+ (not nearly as fast as LTE)).

Be sure to check which carrier covers you.

www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/support/coverage-locator
http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/#?type=data
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:33 pm

tibble wrote:With the iPhone 5 on ATT it switches the antennas to UMTS and can do both, but you won't get LTE speeds while on a call(boo hoo!).


Although you still can get what AT&T is advertising as 4G, HSPA+ when on a phone call with AT&T.

In any case, compared to iPhone 4 - the iPhone 5 is impressive in every regard :)
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:31 pm

xbassman wrote:As to my earlier post about selling my old iphone4.
The Amazon vendor gave us credit for the amount promised.
I am sure some folks misrepresent the condition of their phones to their advantage.
We did not, but the phones we sent were in near pristine condition.


That's good news. Congrats!
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:49 am

Exactly. Data is becoming or has become more important than voice. It's too bad the cellular companies will not let you have a data only package with the iPhone. This would be great.

There are lots of VOIP apps for iPhone. Viber seems to be pretty popular. Although to effectively use it to eliminate voice calls the person you are speaking to must have it also. It's free, no ads. There are many other options.

http://www.viber.com/
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Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:39 am

When the carriers start to do voice over LTE the phones will likely be ready. 3G is not going away for years, at least in the USA. The carriers are still trying to figure out a way to get to get rid of 2G!

It is very disappointing that the CDMA carriers did not 'force' Apple to support simultaneous voice and data with the iPhone 5.
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Re: Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby gettingthere » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:30 am

Another article from Anandtech regarding the lack of support of simultaneous voice and cellular data with the Verizon and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6295/why- ... o-support-
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Verizon LTE-iPhone5-SVD?

Postby gettingthere » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:19 pm

FWIW I have an iPhone 5 on pre-order from Apple.com. I have decided to stick with AT&T mainly because my GPS app(s) with live traffic must get updated when I am on the phone. Yes, Verizon generally has a more reliable network, greater LTE coverage, and higher rated customer service. Also with my daily use in both Mexico and the USA, GSM is a better solution for more seamless roaming.
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