Originally Posted by accumulator
CDMA doesn't allow voice and data over the same call; so, you'd have an iPhone that doesn't work like other iPhones do. That's a cardinal sin. Can anyone really see Apple saying: "Sorry, this app won't work for you because you have a Verizon iPhone"?? Not likely. It would cripple the seamless user experience.
Originally Posted by OhReallyNow
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet.. BUt one big thing that I'm sure apple would want is for all of their customers to have an equal/the best experience.
Now sure VZW network might be able to handle the load better (or maybe it'l buckle under pressure from having a phone on it that people actually use which sends bandwidth thru the roof). But from all that I have heard, VZW's cellular technology doesn't allow for simultaneous voice and data transmission. SO if youre on an iPhone on verizon, then you'd not be able to talk and surf the net or check email... or you'd be plagued with those crazy problems we all had on the Edge only iPhone with ATT where if youre surfing the net or pulling heavy data somehow.. you just wouldn't get calls. They'd all of a sudden show up as voicemails of phone calls that never rang. And who wants that?
I PERSONALLY went to ATT Store, and then to VZ Store to verify this:
VZ's CDMA CAN NOT DO VOICE + INTERNET/DATA AT THE SAME TIME. So, you won't get your email till you are off the phone, and you'll get knocked off line, browsing, when a phone call comes in. That is like OLD DIAL UP DAYS!
I won't be able to tolerate such Either Or!
iPhone is a CLEAR WINNER compared to other Smart Phones!
4G LTE is coming, thus GSM and CDMA will go away, but the TRANSITION will take another 2-3 years at least. Will Apple open iPhone to VZ before LTE, remains to be seen. They won't announce that till they are ready! Till then we can only guess!!!
If iPhone is on VZ before LTE, will it then do VOICE + INTERNET/DATA AT THE SAME TIME - hopefully, but I am yet to hear a good explanation there. They VZ Manager and Tech Support either don't know, or are told to say that they don't know! If they already know that the answer is NO, then it makes it obvious that waiting for iPhone on VZ is a WASTE of time, and thus they'd lose customers to ATT sooner!
At VZ Store, the manager couldn't tell me if the LIMITATION of VOICE + INTERNET/DATA AT THE SAME TIME was due to the Hardware or CDMA Network! In front of me, he tried to Browser while on the phone call on: Blackberry and HTC/Windows Mobile. Each time we got the Error = it can't be done!
It's Easy to dump on ATT, but VZ's CDMA CAN NOT DO VOICE + INTERNET/DATA AT THE SAME TIME -- so pick your poison!
ATT was more PROGRESSIVE cause they saw the future with iPhone! Apple -- that is who the leader is. And I am glad that they did EXCLUSIVE with ATT, because that allowed them to spread it via GSM worldwide, and not dance around VZ who proved to be PATHETIC, given my old Palm Treo 700p Wars!!!
SUPPORT is IMPORTANT! iPhone ECHOSYSTEM is the best, as I see it!!!!! Apple Care + Apple Store (IN PERSON) + Apple Discussions Board = are so much better than anything ANY CARRIER can provide! Calling some 3rd World Country Tech Support, and being stuck in a BLAME GAME - FINGER POINTING between the maker of the phone and carrier, like Verizon -- I already had that with Palm, and it was UGLY!
Never again will I buy ANYTHING from PALM!!!!
So, if anyone is waiting for VZ iPhone, ask yourself:
Will it do VOICE + INTERNET/DATA AT THE SAME TIME?
If that's important to you, then you might be waiting for nothing!
I refuse to get off the phone to look at the webpage, or have miss a call and have to use my minutes to check my Voicemail, and then have to call back, thus starting a phone tag cycle! If that's what Verizon expects me to do, they must be kidding!
It could be easier to borrow someone else's phone and or WiFi, then ask someone else to teach you how to use their Smart Phone, so you could go online
Plus, ATT is not gonna just sit there and allow VZ beat them up on Network PR... I wonder why ATT didn't "milk" this advantage in their PR Wars:
VOICE + INTERNET/DATA AT THE SAME TIME