Simultaneous Voice/Data Argument

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  1. Mars
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    So I was at my buddy's house tonight and he has At&t, and he was talking about how they are unveiling some new feature for video/voice chat for the next Iphone blah blah blah...then he goes on the mention again that the Verizon would never be able to have that feature! Its always a never-ending debate between me and him and which network or phone is better its gets redundant. Now I understand of course that Verizon's Network is not capable of voice/data unless youre on Wifi.

    Will the technology ever develop to where we will be able to do this?? I love the Droid and Verizons network but its gets tiring when these Apple fanboys constantly bring up this argument every damn time! And there isnt really much to say about that, simply because its based on FACT.

    What are your thoughts??
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    Tell him when 4g comes out that argument will be mute. Apples 4g will suck and verizons will be awesome and the droid 4g will pwn the iphone 4g. That should shut him and all the fanboys up. Then slide open your keyboard, pop the battery and memory card out and ask him to find google voice in the apple market. BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    4G LTE will support voice/data on Verizon?
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    will the Driod support 4G? i mean is it hardware on verizons end or is it a mixture of both? hardware on our end as well?. last night for the first time i was on my Moto Droid using wifi, and then all the sudden i got a call (used blueTeeth "lol") i must admit it was pretty cool. talking on the phone, while viewing a website i was already on, then going to another website while still being on the phone. I like it. and then i was even able to send a text message. i know we can send a text while talking so that isnt new. but my other point of this is. the driod NEVER bogged down.. internet,phone,texting Moto droid didnt skip a beat.. but it would be nice to be able to do all of this while in a car (passenger of course) etc
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    The current Droid does not have the hardware to use 4G....
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    thats what i thought., i was wondering when i read all these (just wait for 4g) if this even applies to us.. lol i guess that will be the Next phone?
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    As noted elsewhere on this forum (Search is a useful feature), the limitation on the Droid is the result of the CDMA (rather than the GSM) network used by VZW. The former streams data while the latter sends data in discrete packets. Thus, there is no way to interrupt the voice (or data) stream in CDMA. On GSM, used by AT&T, the two data streams (voice and data) can be pushed down the pipe simultaneously.
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    wow.. so since itis cdma thats the fault, whats the advantage of 4G for (us)
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    None, the Droid cannot use any 4G, it does not physically have a radio to do it.
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    LOL thats funny.. all this talk of 4g this and 4g that.. it doesnt even apply to us!!! LOL LOL
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    If you are going to have a video conference with voice and video, you would have to do both over data to keep them in sync anyway, so it would work on either network as it wouldn't be using the "voice" part at all.
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    There are ways to do video voice calls without using combined Voice/Data. A Skype client for Android would be a perfect example that would work very well using 3G data only.
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    When Verizon's 4G network comes online it will probably have horrible coverage like AT&T's 3G network. By the time the 4G network is built up enough many of us will be looking for a new phone.
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    Good Point!!
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    that is 100% correct so you can tell your friend he is an idiot
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