iphone 4... *one* way AT&T is better

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  1. jntdroid

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    Interesting - now I really want to dig more. If you find it, please post it in here.
     
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    Verizon ws experimenting with simultaneous voice and data over the EVDO network. I believe they were calling it SVDO.

    As others have stated, reps and ad's weren't advertising it because the reliability was unknown.
     
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    so I guess it requires a specific type of antenna in the phone then?
     
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    It's supported on the chipset.
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    I formally apologize for mentioning simultaneous voice/data. I have derailed the thread. :(

    So, any other conflicting ideas on the limited number of participants in a conference call? Or is "the network" the final answer?
     
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    You can't derail an off-topic thread! ;) It's no big deal, it ties in with what we're talking about.

    I do think the "network" is the final answer on the conference call, though. However, I wonder if this enhanced chipset and software upgrade on the backend allows for more on the conf call as well...
     
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    thank you!
     
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    So theoretically they could push an OTA that would allow IP4 to have simultaneous voice & data?
     
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    No. The chipset has to support that feature.
     
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    After poking around on the VZW site a bit, I don't see the actual term 'conferencing'. I only see 3-way calling.

    I don't know why I even care, I'll never use it, it just seemed odd, that's all.
     
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    I think Verizon can do voice and data on 3g all this time. I don't believe their pre 4g network had any limitation. I thought I read somewhere Verizon decided to not allow it to keep from dropping calls like att. Vzw is all about having a better network or at least doing what they can to get there. I just figured they were protecting people by not allowing both.

    If I was vzw and I knew that allowing data and voice was possible but might make as many or more dropped calls then att then I wouldn't add it in either. Again I'm not sure this is the exact case


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