Internet Connectivity While on a call? ? ?

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  1. s3ntaur
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    Does anyone know if Verizon is going to ever have the capability to check email or browse the web while on a call? I work with a bunch of guys that have Iphones and I never hear the end of it. Either way I love my Droid. It would be nice if Verizon would make these changes. They also state that Verizon is not True 3G. He tells me that true 3G is the ability to be on a call and have internet connectivity. Can someone please shine some light on this issue?
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    A lot of times the iphone can't stay in 3G long enough to actually keep on the internet during the call.


    And if the And if the iphone isn't in a 3G area it can't do this. If it's on EDGE, it can't do it [EDGE covers majority of ATT's coverage.]
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    maybe with LTE, but not with the current 3g setup. of course LTE is about a year away and the droid isn't LTE compatible that i know of.

    that's not true. 3g is in regards to network speed. they might think that 3g means the ability to do voice and data at the same time, but that's not the definition of 3g. it's a network limitation. cdma can't do simultaneous voice/data gsm can.

    by the way you can have simultaneous voice and data if you have wifi enabled and a wifi connection is available.
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    And Verizon is still using CDMA? Or is it the phones that can be either CDMA or GSM?
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    vzw (and sprint) is CDMA and will eventually migrate to LTE. att and tmobile are gsm.

    CDMA phones are not compatible with GSM networks and vice versa. edit: except for CDMA blackberry phones. when unlocked some CDMA blackberry phones can be used on GSM networks...with some limitations.
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    I can tell you LTE should be launched sometime in 2010.

    I've read where it's early 2010, and late 2010, so not sure.
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    In about 1 year or more. It will be very limited and it's essentially 4g.
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    Actually, majority of VZW's phones are CDMA based, but they also have a few GSM based phones, namely their international usable phones like the Blackberry Storm, Storm 2 and the Blackberry 8830 World Edition, as well as one samsung phone. Verizon Wireless has Vodophone support for their European use, but only a few phones on Verizon's network uses the GSM and mostly for outside the US Market.
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    ok, but seriously how often do you find yourself in a situation that required you to remain on the phone and to use the internet on the phone at the same time? Not saying it doesnt happen... but for most people I can't imagine it is a problem.
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    Yeah you are right about that but I just needed some info the throw back at these IPHONE NAZI's. And it does work when you are connected to wifi.
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    the iPHONE NAZI'S are just scared that their throne will be conquered, or at least lowered.

    The fact of the matter is, the Droid is a very good competitor for the iphone, and once the bugs are fixed, and more apps become available, the iphone might be digging in their pockets for new ideas to try and make them #1 again.

    Droid's biggest flaw when it comes to competing against the iPhone is the amount of time it's been in the market.
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    As a former iPhone user, I can tell you that every iPhone user is smug about their phone. No matter how much you say their phone lacks, they will not listen.
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    If you want to argue with them, simply say something that actually matters, like how the droid can multi-task.
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    I still can't figure out why when placing a call the 3g symbol goes away. I guess the 3g is for data only, and cdma is for calling?
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    The 3G symbol is for Data Networking.

    And to be honest, if you are going to argue with the iPhone Nazis, don't.

    In all honest opinion, the Droid is not 'better' than the iPhone overall. In honesty, they are actually head to head, on par. Both have quirks that the other one doesn't. And arguing about multitasking or being able to browse while on a call is much like two 5 year olds going, "My dad can beat your dad." sand box mudslinging.

    If you really want to stand on the moral high ground, do what I do and some of the other people who talk about the pros and cons of the phones, point out where the flaws on BOTH sides of the issues and let people decide for themselves if this is what they want.

    I literally tell some of my users that if you are happy with the iPhone, don't bother with the Droid. Why? No sense in making people think they need to get something they have to learn if what they are using now is fine for them.

    As for the ones who switched, they switched for various reasons and we aren't going to tell you 'ZOMG, you have to have a droid or you are a LOSER'. That doesn't show the merit in the phone and of course, it doesn't necessarily give a fair and unbiased opinion that people, such as yourself, should be listening to.

    In either case, people just have to ignore the ad hype and see for themselves what is 'important' to them. The ads' job is to convince you of something, but in the end it is YOU, the consumer who has to decide, "Is this more important than that?"
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    Well tell your buddies with the I-phones to actually take a trip somewhere and see if they can keep a call while being on the internet. today's ATandT, MORE dropped calls IN more places!!! LOL
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    Well I am happy with my DROID. It is F%$KIN great! !. I am a systems engineer for an I.T. Company and my boss and a few employees have Iphones so its been a constant battle since I picked up my droid. I was just trying to get some firepower. I appreciate all the input it defintily has been very helpful. We will see what the future holds.
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    the phones you mentioned are CDMA based and GSM capable. the primary network they are intended for is CDMA, but they included the ability to use a sim for roaming GSM networks outside the US. if they are sim unlocked they will function over US GSM networks if you have an active sim card for a US GSM carrier.


    and i agree about it being a waste of time arguing with iphone fanatics. their concern means the droid is a true competitor. :)
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