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Simultaneous talk & data...?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Ralffers, Aug 8, 2010.

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    Is there any word if VZW's network will ever be capable of doing simultaneous talk & data? I bought the window mount for my droid x yesterday, & was using the turn-by-turn navigation for the first time. Although it's missing some fetures that I would like it to have that my Garmin Nuvi 1350 does - I love the fact that the maps are always up to date, free of charge, & that traffic is also provided free of charge! :) dancedroid

    The only drawback is that while on a call, the phone loses its data connection. Although I despise AT&T with a passion! - and would never give them my business, I have to admit that them doing simultaneous voice & data is not only a cool feature, but a practical one.
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    This is a limitation of CDMA vs GSM (meaning, Sprint has the same problem but T-Mo is fine). However, LTE should make it possible to do simultaneous talk and data.
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    No, CDMA technology does not allow it.
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    LTE?...what's that? (Just when I thought I knew all the internet lingo that there is to know...) Would be great if it worked!
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    It's VZW 4g term
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    It is said to be possible once LTE rolls out.
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    So this would requier the [next generation of] droids to be 4G - meaning that we're still in the waiting room.
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    When Big Red switches to LTE (4G), it will be possible. You can only do it with AT&T when its on 3G btw..and we've all seen the coverage map for that! Haha!!
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    Not the same as with AT&T, but I thought if you were on WiFi you had both voice and data.
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    so wait LTE is an app or an update or something? - or is it a hardware thing? Apologies for the stupid questions, but I am completely to the Android way of things; I used a blackberry for years.
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    The only way now is with wifi.

    LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, doesn't it?
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    yes it does.... verizon is planning on rolling out LTE in november of this year. The 1st LTE phones wont be released until January of 2011 though.
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    LTE is the next generation wireless network. We are using 3g right now, LTE will be 4g.
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    Damn shame I wont be ellgible for an upgrade when LTE rolls out (just switched to VZW in the middle of July) I hope that make a Droid X thats 4G - I love this damn phone.
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    The only way is if you are connected to wifi, and then you receive a call.
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    If it makes you feel worse, the EVO runs on 4G (not VZW though) and T-Mo is supposed to be releasing a 4G capable phone sometime this fall, to run on their HSDPA+ network (aka 4G as well). Though the HSDPA+ seems more widely spread than Sprint's 4G. At this point though, by the time you can upgrade, it'll be widespread enough to actually have some choice of phones and locations rather than just a few metropolitan areas.
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    If your WiFi enabled phone is attached to a wireless network, then you can have voice and data.
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    This is one area where Verizon is definitely behind the times. It reminds me of being on dial-up :icon_eek:
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    Not really "behind" so to speak considering LTE is MUCH better than WiMax and HSDPA (+) combined! Their top speeds is LTE's lowest speed. Add that to the fact that it penetrates walls better and we have a win win! Verizon doesn't follow, they lead!
    dancedroiddancedroid
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    Yes, behind and playing catch up. How many years has AT&T offered simultaneous voice and data? Sure Verizon is going to have it available, NEXT YEAR, and it may even be better, but the fact remains that they (we) are last to the party.

    When those LTE phones roll out next year we can buy them and finally do something that AT&T customers have been doing for years. That's not leading.
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