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Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy Verizon iPhone first hands-on! -- Engadget Ah! I haven't read Engadget's take on this. THX!...
01-11-2011, 10:04 AM #21
01-11-2011, 10:05 AM #22Just wondering
So with this new iphone you will be able to do the WIFI hot spot. So say you have the MBP on the WIFI and you get a phone call will you lose that WIFI?
01-11-2011, 10:05 AM #23
Yeah; this is an Epic Fail... Verizon's network without LTE is a fail.
They should have just waited a few more months and did a LTE version. They aren't going to steal sales away from At&t; it's the exact same thing; just missing some key features, example: data + voice at the same time. Which is the major downfall to the CDMA network in general.
No one is going to want to switch to Verizon and pay more money for a lesser network.
End of story
01-11-2011, 10:06 AM #24
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01-11-2011, 10:06 AM #25
01-11-2011, 10:08 AM #26
01-11-2011, 10:08 AM #27
Don't be too dazzled by the wifi hotspot ability, because if you're using it, you can't make calls.
The iPhone itself has been able to do this from the beginning, you just need a jailbreak app to make use of this ability. MyWi, which is highly praised, will allow this to work, though I have not experimented with it myself.
Bottom line: GREAT! Now the whiners can go home! No more, "yeah but their network sucks," or "I won't go to AT&T," or "Verizon is faster" (complete fallacy.) It can actually be about phone vs phone, rather than phone vs network, like it's supposed to be when comparing smartphones.
Maybe now we shall truly see which is the smartphone to rule them all, minus petty network arguments...
Not to mention, the added competition for AT&T will FORCE them to adjust their service plans, because now iPhone users won't be stuck with AT&T. This last point is the biggest piece of joy coming from the VZ-iPhone release for me. Maybe we can get tethering with unlimited data for $60/mo now, without jailbreaking.It's not where you've been, or where you're going..
It's where you are.
Reflect on the past, plan for the future, mod for today.
01-11-2011, 10:08 AM #28
01-11-2011, 10:08 AM #29
I just called and complained and got unlimited and tethered data from AT&T for the same deal as my 2GB plan. I think they know a mass exodus is coming.
01-11-2011, 10:09 AM #30
01-11-2011, 10:09 AM #31
01-11-2011, 10:09 AM #32
I'll stick with my JB'd GSM iPhone with MyWi. I don't like the idea of downgrading to an iPhone which I have to pay to tether to on any network. Heck, even if/when the Verizon iPhone 4 is JB'n and MyWi is ported over I still don't want to not be able to use voice and data simultaneously. That really is a bummer for me and may even be a deal breaker.
01-11-2011, 10:10 AM #33
01-11-2011, 10:11 AM #34
So is verizon going to allow FaceTime over 3G? I hope so. Just one more thing to hammer AT&T with
01-11-2011, 10:11 AM #35
01-11-2011, 10:11 AM #36
You can not unlock a verizon phone to work on sprint, this is not like GSM. CDMA carries have a special firmware so if you want to transfer a phone from verizon to sprint, you need to flash a specific carrier firmware that will change the ESN which is kinda like IMEI, so it is not legally possible and it is not like blackberry that you can clone a firmware from a sprint BB
01-11-2011, 10:12 AM #37
CDMA+EvDO Rev. A = Failure the most they'll see is like 1.3mb... Where's their Data & Talk at the same time?
CDMA+LTE = Success... Oh well I guess they will have to wait another year.
I'm seeing an average of 2.5megabits up and down on my iPhone 4.
So they'll have better sound than us on GSM and a bigger network, but it will be slower.
Last edited by FlyingJoey; 01-11-2011 at 10:30 AM.
01-11-2011, 10:15 AM #38
Lol so basically no voice and data at the same time?! = massive fail/epic fail. Not to mention they have last years phone...laughable!
01-11-2011, 10:15 AM #39
01-11-2011, 10:17 AM #40
Excellent. Now, everyone get off of my AT&T network and go to Verizon. ;-)21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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