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A random rumor has become the latest glimmer of hope for those anxiously awaiting a Verizon iPhone: news that the carrier is testing a way for iPhones to run simultaneous...
05-19-2010, 04:27 PM #1
Verizon Testing Simultaneous iPhone Voice/Data?
A random rumor has become the latest glimmer of hope for those anxiously awaiting a Verizon iPhone: news that the carrier is testing a way for iPhones to run simultaneous voice and data. The inability of the existing CDMA/EV-DO network to handle concurrent voice calls is one reason why observers like AppleInsider think Apple has been reluctant to sign an agreement with Verizon, because they are insisting on "feature parity" between different carriers.
Verizon is preparing to move its network to the 4G LTE technology over the next few years. The data protocol on its interim 3G network, EV-DO Revision A, requires a separate channel for voice. Boy Genius Report is quoting an unnamed source at Verizon that says they're working on a way to overcome that restriction. The technology that Verizon is testing, called Voice over Revison A or VoRA, will allow a device to use the EV-DO data channel for voice calls as well. So if persistent rumors of a CDMA/EV-DO compatible iPhone come true, this means you won't have to hang up to check your email or lose your Google Maps session if you get a call.
The future of additional carriers for the iPhone in the US remains a mystery. In a talk at the J.P. Morgan technology, media and telecom conference that was liveblogged by the Wall Street Journal, AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph de la Vega "just laughs when asked to give the date that AT&T's deal with Apple runs out." The executive appeared confident about its future business, however, saying he believed that he could hold on to family-plan or business-discount customers even if the iPhone was available from other carriers.
05-19-2010, 04:37 PM #2
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05-19-2010, 04:45 PM #4
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05-19-2010, 05:44 PM #7
Isn't there a way you could run both signals simultaneously... Like browse the web on EV-DO while making your phone call on 1X?Writer/Reporter/Graphic Designer
05-19-2010, 05:46 PM #8
I hate CDMA not good for traveling
05-19-2010, 05:51 PM #9
well if they're "working on it" it's safe to say that we won't see it this year as other random rumors have stated.
05-19-2010, 06:20 PM #10
well boyz, this looks like the real deal of verizon getting the iphone, there r too many reasons why
ik of the doubts since they have been saying this every year but i think this year is the real year
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05-19-2010, 06:32 PM #11
why does this keep getting brought up.
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05-19-2010, 06:48 PM #13
Sigh... AT&T keeps it, quit whining.
05-19-2010, 06:51 PM #14
I like rumors because everything Apple does starts out a rumor first!
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05-19-2010, 07:05 PM #16Verizon who?
IT's funny how ppl think AT&T sucks vs Verizon. AT&T has a much faster data network and yes they do have more dropped calls than Verizon but, how much do ppl actually talk vs text? I prefer voice and data at the same time for business purposes and Verizon is trying to play catch up. Ha Ha!
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05-19-2010, 08:26 PM #19Nope
05-19-2010, 09:19 PM #20
"News that the carrier is testing a way for iPhones to run simultaneous voice and data."
Now how are they testing the iPhone on their network if there is no CDMA iPhone to be testing it with????