Razr MAXX speakerphone full- or half-duplex?

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  1. P2R

    P2R New Member

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    Tried Googling for that but got nowhere, and Verizon online chat sales rep took over 5 minutes but couldn't find the answer! :blink:

    Thank you.



     
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    from what I read it looks like it is full, I won't have mine til Wed sometime so this is a guess until I have it in my hand.
     
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    I don't think any speakerphone has been half duplex since about 1996.

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    P2R New Member

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    Hey, thank you for the reply. To test whether the speakerphone is full or half-duplex, do a test conversation and see if you can interrupt *continuous* sound/noise/speaking coming from the other end of the call.

    Thanks again!
     
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    You'd think so, right? But no, the majority of speakerphones to date have been half-duplex. Even some 4G smartphones have half-duplex speakerphones, for example the HTC Droid Incredible / Incredible 2.
     
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    P2R New Member

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    By the way, according to at least the following source, your own phone's speakerphone is half-duplex:

    Motorola Droid Bionic Specs, Features (Phone Scoop)

    Maybe they got it wrong, but Googling also brings a number of other sources stating the Bionic speakerphone is half-duplex.
     
    #6 P2R, Feb 22, 2012
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    Call me stupidly stupid, but what's the differences?

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  8. P2R

    P2R New Member

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    Not knowing the differences certainly doesn't make someone stupid. Here's a good overview:

    The Difference Between Half and Full Duplex Explained

    I'll add that half-duplex speakerphones are a real pain-in-the-you-know-what. If there's sound on the other end (such as speaking, but background noise is sometimes enough), the other side doesn't hear you when you speak. It has to be quiet on the far-side for your phone to transmit what you're saying.

    You can't talk over or interrupt anything. That's especially problematic when you're dialed into a conference call. On unmoderated conference calls (the majority of them), there's almost always some sound going on, so you frequently can't get a word in if you're on a half-duplex speakerphone. A major drawback for business use.

    Bear in mind, sometimes you *don't know* that you haven't been heard! You *think* the person on the other end heard you, but actually because of sound on the other side, your phone's speakerphone never transmitted what you said. Misunderstanding, anyone?

    A half-duplex speakerphone is a feature deficit most people don't know to consider when choosing a phone, and the above is one reason for that. Since you're not on the other end of a call, you don't realize what you said never went through. So even though you're affected by it, you might not know the feature deficit is there.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Never thought I'd see a question like this, lol. Never thought that there were people who knew what it was.

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    aaah.. kinda like a walkie talkie.... "release the button moron"... :)

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    Exactly. If your speakerphone is half-duplex, it's like the button on the other side is being held down whenever there's sound!
     
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    Must be The Great Mystery of the Razr MAXX...

    Still no answers to the full- versus half-duplex speakerphone query. ::sigh::
     
    #12 P2R, Feb 29, 2012
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