or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhone 4 rumored to be in production
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhone 4 rumored to be in production - Page 2

post #41 of 118
Verizon has a solid voice service, the call stability is great as well as the data... Though in my area and everywhere I happen to go AT&T is great too.

Currently Verizon users can't browse the web over 3g or 2g and talk on the phone at the same time. Not a day goes by that I don't do both of those things at the same time.

It is a problem that will always prevent me from going to a CDMA carrier until somehow it can be overcome.
post #42 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilM View Post

But it no longer matters: GSM/LTE won, CDMA lost.

THAT doesn't matter actually lol. You're talking about a win that we won't see the results of for YEARS. A CMDA iPhone for Verizon would have a long enough life that by the time CMDA is gone, nobody will be pouting over their CMDA iPhone not working anymore.

People act as if Verizon or Sprint aren't facing the very issue we're discussing here. What will all of their users do with their phones as CMDA is phased out?

Companies like Sprint and Verizon will transition by starting to sell phones that work on both the old network and new network, then eventually they'll sell phones that only work with the new network. Apple could easily work with these companies to bring the iPhone to their network.

It's not a matter of CMDA being a "dead technology." It never was.
post #43 of 118
SERIOUSLY tempted NOT to pick up my iphone4 on the 24th and wait for a month. If AT&T were unable to anticipate demand when people were ordering, and their network in NY is by their own admission "lacking', then what will it become? Is it smarter for all those people who have pre-ordered and not paid/collected their phones to hold off and see how the network copes and maybe jump on Verizon's phone in November? Also... it AT&T sucks badly- will Apple move up the Verizon deal? Am curious to hear what others think
post #44 of 118
Mmmm....

First: A rumored, or inferred action often has more leverage/value than the actual action itself!

Second: The only way I see this happening is that Apple offers a model with both GSM and CDMA.

Those, needing the capability for CDMA or both, would buy the new model.

In a way it would be augmentation instead of fragmentation. The network interoperability of the iPhone would be augmented, but the current core function of the device would be preserved-- all apps, iTunes, etc. would support all iPhones.

.
"...The calm is on the water and part of us would linger by the shore, For ships are safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."
- Michael Lille -
Reply
"...The calm is on the water and part of us would linger by the shore, For ships are safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."
- Michael Lille -
Reply
post #45 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by pembroke View Post

Here in the UK, as far as I know, an iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone. That is, any iPhone will run on any of our networks - O2, Orange, Vodaphone. All you need is the requisite SIMM card for a particular network. I don't think the phones are manufactured to a particular mobile network brand. We use 3G networks here. Are they superior to what AT&T and Verizon's CDMA have to offer?

att*= GSM
verizon = CDMA

CDMA !=GSM therefore you need phones with different radios.

in the UK you probably do something smart like use a common technology.
post #46 of 118
A Verizon iPhone would be the greatest thing since sliced bread!
post #47 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

In May, DigiTimes reported that Pegatron had won the contract from Apple to produce a CDMA iPhone. Previous iPhones were built by Foxconn, which also assembles Apple's Mac mini, iPods and the iPad, and is the company's main supplier.

But Foxconn has recently come under fire after a number of widely publicized employee suicides. The manufacturer has responded to the incident by saying it will increase wages for employees and may relocate some of its factories in China.

I would hazard a guess that those suicides have nothing to do with The Transformers getting the contract.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #48 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by milkmage View Post

att*= GSM
verizon = CDMA

CDMA !=GSM therefore you need phones with different radios.

in the UK you probably do something smart like use a common technology.

The standard is called GSM, Verizon bet on the wrong horse.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #49 of 118
I'll say it again, they are wrong, this product which is in production which will be intro next month with VZ is a competitors product it is not an iphone, these idiot are just spreading miss information yet again. Also any rumor about an VZ ipad is also a competitor product and just VZ attempt to compete against the iphone and ipad
post #50 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by xistwithu View Post

SERIOUSLY tempted NOT to pick up my iphone4 on the 24th and wait for a month. If AT&T were unable to anticipate demand when people were ordering, and their network in NY is by their own admission "lacking', then what will it become? Is it smarter for all those people who have pre-ordered and not paid/collected their phones to hold off and see how the network copes and maybe jump on Verizon's phone in November? Also... it AT&T sucks badly- will Apple move up the Verizon deal? Am curious to hear what others think

No. The only thing will happen is Verizon will "also" get the iPhone. GSM is the global standard.

The clue is in the name: Global System for Mobile Communications.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #51 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

I'll say it again, they are wrong, this product which is in production which will be intro next month with VZ is a competitors product it is not an iphone, these idiot are just spreading miss information yet again.

You're wrong. You only have to look as far as the AT&T CEO to see the Verizon iPhone is coming in September. When asked about it on one of those "money" TV things he didn't even deny it. He only said that the vast majority of our customers are on a family plan, and a lot of the rest are enterprise customers and are very sticky customers. He doesn't want to deny it 'cause he trying to manage expectations around the stock. If it wasn't true he's say so. You'd have to see the video and I'm far too lazy to locate it.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #52 of 118
This is not exactly breaking news, and I think people will be disappointed. There were already news reports a month or so ago about CDMA iPhones being made, but they are not destined for the US or Verizon. They are destined for other countries using CDMA networks like in Japan. In fact I believe one specific company in Japan is supposed to be getting something like 5 million CDMA iphones over time. Everyone likes a good rumor, but lets fact the facts. Apple and AT&T are in a contract, and Verizon is no longer interested in the iPhone even if people are still interested in one.
post #53 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by str1f3 View Post

I'm starting to believe these rumors. The WSJ originally stated that Apple was developing a Verizon iPhone and they are as reliable as anyone regarding these things. There was an interesting post on Droid Life yesterday (yeah I know but it was linked from a Mac site) that Verizon has inked a a big time contract with Apple for the iPhone and they would announce within a couple of months.

Factor in AT&T is suddenly letting a ton of customers upgrade when they're not even eligible and it starts to make a lot of sense. It was just last year when AT&T was rejecting a lot of people when they attempted to get a 3GS.

I'm thinking the same thing. Why would ATT allow such a gracious upgrade policy?!? They're running scared. Companies don't offer that kind of deal unless they had alot to gain or alot to lose.
post #54 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by chronster View Post

People act as if Verizon or Sprint aren't facing the very issue we're discussing here. What will all of their users do with their phones as CMDA is phased out?

Actually - they'll do what AT&T (Cingular) customers did in 2004 or 05 when Cingular moved from TDMA to GSM. Your old phone worked for a while on the old network, but when you upgraded to a new one it was the new technology. At some point they discontinued the TDMA service and the last few phones were orphaned - but they gave you a basic free GSM phone instead.
post #55 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

CDMA has no significant advantages. It's often slower than GSM and you can't browse the net or text while talking on the phone (although that might just be Verizon's implementation).

Anyone looking to upgrade their network will be looking at 4G technologies - not CDMA or GSM.

http://pocketnow.com/news-archive/cd...ge-coming-soon

The upgrade is available this year, the question is whether or not Sprint and Verizon are upgrading their systems to match it or ignoring it in favor of working on their 4G rollouts. Doing both would be best of course.

Also CDMA does have one advantage over GSM, it hasn't been hacked yet. GSM was hacked for the first time a month or 2 ago. The protection level is higher in CDMA. May not be a major issue, but it's still something to consider
post #56 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by pembroke View Post

Here in the UK, as far as I know, an iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone. That is, any iPhone will run on any of our networks - O2, Orange, Vodaphone. All you need is the requisite SIMM card for a particular network. I don't think the phones are manufactured to a particular mobile network brand. We use 3G networks here. Are they superior to what AT&T and Verizon's CDMA have to offer?

Not necessarily.

The thing is that in the UK, all those companies use GSM not CDMA. And all on the same bandwidth range. So as of the iphone 4 (if not before) the phones will be made with no software lock so that all you need is the SIM.

In the US it's a little different because there are only 2 GSM carriers and they use different bandwidth. So it would take actually tweaking or adding hardware to make the phone truly work on both. At least as they currently stand. Same with Verizon. They would have to have two antenna sets in the phone to handle both or make two different sets of phones.

However what all these rumors forget is that there were court documents showing a contract with ATT until 2012 for the iphone. Not the iphone on GSM but all of it. And no one has dispelled these documents as fakes, adjustable or adjusted. Until one of them does so, I'm in the camp of expecting nada until then

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply
post #57 of 118
The boy keeps crying wolf, and the sheep want to see the wolf so bad they keep running to look everytime.

Apple said in court that they had a 5 year agreement with AT&T, that would take them until July 2012. There is no public info that suggests the contract has been invalidated or modified. They needed AT&T as a partner to change the mobile phone paradigm and to introduce visual voicemail. Once they had AT&T they were able to get other carriers on board with shorter terms, but AT&T took a huge gamble on Apple, and Apple had to give them the extended exclusivity in order to get them to do so. Deal with it, we ALL benefited, even if you are a Verizon customer with a Droid, to a large extent you owe a thanks to the Apple and AT&T deal for making it possible.

Verizon is doing just fine for now without the iPhone, and they have plenty of infrastructure issues to fix before they could handle a huge rush of iPhone users. They are probably plenty happy to sell Android phones and Blackberry devices until they get their LTE rollout across most of the US. Download speeds on their current 3G network are now significantly slower than the other 3 major vendors, and LTE chips are not available for handsets yet, so Verizon is probably happy to wait another year or more for the LTE iphone. It may or may not still need a CDMA fallback, but it will still give "switchers" a much better first impression if their new Verizon iPhone is faster rather than half the speed.

These rumors are great for stock traders, people in the media, and Verizon, so don't expect them to ever stop. Every idiot who believes this and who does not renew with AT&T or who decides not to leave Verizon is a big win for the Verizon rumor mill. Go ahead and keep living your life in limbo waiting for vaporware. You are being used.
post #58 of 118
Just another bogus news to try to limit defections from Verizon in favor of At&t...iPhone 4 is a big hit!!

"Apple people have no objectivity when it comes to criticism of Apple.." Lenovo X1 Carbon is out..bye bye MBAir

Reply

"Apple people have no objectivity when it comes to criticism of Apple.." Lenovo X1 Carbon is out..bye bye MBAir

Reply
post #59 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by rorybalmer View Post

I wouldn't get everyone's hopes up to soon.. Even if they are making a CDMA version of the iPhone it doesn't mean they are breaking their contract with AT&T. They idea that it HAS to be for verizon is an incorrect assumption.

For example, in Canada and China the iPhone is not exclusive to any one carrier, and some of these countrie's carriers use CDMA. A good example of this is MTS in Canada, who is an affiliate of Bell.. a carrier which already offers iPhone. Many claims have reported that MTS will infact be offering iPhone 4, and at this point that would require a CDMA version of the handset.

Bell and Telus together shared the cost to create a 3G GSM network in Canada - presumably a large objective of that was to be able to sell iPhones. iPhones sold by bell in canada are not CDMA.
post #60 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

They will continue selling all their phones with a CDMA radio for at least another 5 years.

The network will stay up for another 5-6 years, but I highly doubt all their phones will still have CDMA chips for that long. Take a look at AT&T and Canada for examples of carriers making a tech switch. VoLTE will be ready by 2012 if not 2011, and Verizon will be agressive in their coverage rollout for a number of reasons, so I would expect they will have phones without CDMA in 2012 or 2013.
post #61 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by trumptman View Post

In the timeframe of smartphones that have chips that have gone from roughly 400 mhz to soon to be dual core 1.2 snapdragon type processors or at a minimum 1 ghz A4 chips, and have gone from 480x320 to quadruple that, is it really so hard to believe or find someone who could create a chip that would cover both types of technology for cell reception?

I believe they exist, but are not (or were not) yet economical. I see no reason they can't have a CDMA iPhone, though.

Contrary to popular belief, CDMA can support (or soon will support) simultaneous voice and data. http://www.cdg.org/news/press/2009/Aug17_09.asp

Quote:

A complementary device enhancement known as simultaneous 1X Voice and EV-DO Data (SVDO) will also become available during the same timeframe and will enable CDMA2000 devices to access EV-DO packet data services while in an active 1X circuit-switch voice call. For example, users will be able to send emails or access the Web while on voice calls; phones with GPS can update maps or download real-time traffic information while on voice calls, etc.
I can only please one person per day.  Today is not your day.  Tomorrow doesn't look good either.  
Reply
I can only please one person per day.  Today is not your day.  Tomorrow doesn't look good either.  
Reply
post #62 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by chronster View Post

THAT doesn't matter actually lol. You're talking about a win that we won't see the results of for YEARS. A CMDA iPhone for Verizon would have a long enough life that by the time CMDA is gone, nobody will be pouting over their CMDA iPhone not working anymore.

Apparently you didn't read the questions I answered.

Quote:
People act as if Verizon or Sprint aren't facing the very issue we're discussing here. What will all of their users do with their phones as CMDA is phased out?

Companies like Sprint and Verizon will transition by starting to sell phones that work on both the old network and new network, then eventually they'll sell phones that only work with the new network. Apple could easily work with these companies to bring the iPhone to their network.

It's pretty easy for someone else to characterize the necessary effort as "easy." Dual standard CDMA/GSM phones have been around for years (at a price...). Verizon will certainly have to offer CDMA/LTE handsets during their transition period, and for quite some time after that. It'll likely be years before their entire network makes the transition. As for Sprint, I'd say the jury is still very much out on what they've chosen to do.

The real question is whether Apple will choose to buy into the fading days of CDMA. Maybe, but it certainly hasn't been their style to adopt waning technology.

Quote:
It's not a matter of CMDA being a "dead technology." It never was.

I'd call it zombie technology—the walking dead.
post #63 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogcow View Post

So my understanding of CDMA technology is that it can not handle voice and data at the same time. This goes against a lot of the multitasking functionality of the iphones. Additionally. Doesn't facetime use 3G voice + data (wifi for now, 3g later) to make a video call? This doesn't seem technically possible on CDMA.

To be more clear, CDMA (2G) is used for voice. Compared to GSM (2G) the voice algorithm is pretty universally better than GSM. It also has come other advantages, too. CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A(3G) is for data and wasn't designed to do simultaneous voice and data. EV-DO Rev. B is.

Even when connected to CDMA2000 calls are still made and received via CDMA, this is apparently more efficient than GSM-based users being on UMTS (3G) and making and receiving calls on 3G, which is more power insensitive. The only phones that tend to beat the iPhone in battery duration are CDMA phones and only when stating 3G calls.

Verizon has reportedly working on simultaneous V&D over Rev. A without actually upgrading to Rev B. I have no idea how they'd accomplish this but I think they need this in short order.

FaceTime appears to use protocols that put V&D all on WiFi.


Quote:
Originally Posted by hittrj01 View Post

CDMA itself is capable of voice + data, at least with EVDO Rev. A.

Eveything I've ever read on the subject states simulations V&D in Rev. A is not possible.


Quote:
Originally Posted by SSquirrel View Post

As stated before, CDMA phones could well be for China, but if they are going to be producing CDMA iPhones, they may as well sell them on Verizon and Sprint in the US as well.

I have no idea how this get pushed around. Creating a CDMA phone for China makes no sense. Verizon and Sprint both have many more potential customers for a CDMA iPhone than China. China's CDMA carrier is the 3rd largest in the country and only has 65M subs. If they are going to add an alternative option to China that is focused on China first then it would China Mobile with 500M subs on TD-SCDMA. Now, if they focus on the US first then including other CDMA networks throughout the world isn't an issue, but China wouldn't their first consideration for CDMA phone.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jsmythe00 View Post

I'm thinking the same thing. Why would ATT allow such a gracious upgrade policy?!? They're running scared. Companies don't offer that kind of deal unless they had alot to gain or alot to lose.

That is one theory. Another is that they lose nothing with this early upgrade because they raised the ETF fee to $325 so they do gain you for another 2 years and risk losing little. I'm quite torn as I think both might be in play, and even if their contract is up I don't think they know Apple's plans.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #64 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilM View Post

Dual standard CDMA/GSM phones have been around for years (at a price...).

This technology isn't widely used which tells me it has inherent flaws. It's costly on many levels. Not just the chip, but Qualcomm's egregious licensing. Perhaps most important to Apple is the cost of size, power usage and radios. These chips seems to only be found in a couple large devices with pretty bad ratings compared to their simple brethren.

Plus, they seem very limited in other ways. Sure, they have GSM and CDMA in the same device, but there was at least BB for Verzion that didn't have GSM frequencies for N. America. I know I've seen other odd configurations but I can't recall specifics.

Unless this CDMA/GSM chip can be as small, as power efficient and support all the need frequencies as the X-GOLD 616 and Triquint chips (speculation) Apple is using the iPhone 4, I can't imagine it being considered.

Quote:
I'd call it zombie technologythe walking dead.

I prefer the term obsolescing.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #65 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsmythe00 View Post

I'm thinking the same thing. Why would ATT allow such a gracious upgrade policy?!? They're running scared. Companies don't offer that kind of deal unless they had alot to gain or alot to lose.



You think AT&T is scared
Hahahahahahaha Come on now.
post #66 of 118
i am not sure this will actually be a good thing for verizon, and here are my reasons:

1) they currently can market the strength of their network due to significantly less data demand than if they have a mass consumer purchase of iphones. the iphone on verizon would make Verizon and AT&T network providers relatively similar with geographyy and tower placement being the prime differentiation. In Orlando, Washington, D.C., Boston, San Diego, and L.A., from my experience, my AT&T iPhone service has always been better than my company provided Verzion Balckberry serivce.

2) Verizon also differentiate themselves from AT&T by marketing that their new phones are better than the iphone and smartphone makers probably offer them great deals since they know they are at a disadvantage selling on AT&T against the iphone

3) Verizon probably would like to finish all their network upgrades before the system is overloaded

...but then again ignoring those issues don't seem to be hurting AT&T

4) not sure verizon is ready to give apple the concesions they demanded when they were initially negotiating the 1st gen iphone release. I think apple has even more leverage at the table now.

Finally, I am not sure apple wants to become the dominant phone on the two dominant networks with the monopolistic practices investigations going on right now. might be better for apple to start by adding Deutsche Telekoms T-Mobile network first and see how that sells.
post #67 of 118
All these CDMA iPhone rumors are like beating a dead horse by now. I was a previous Verizon customer before I bought my iPhone and would love for Verizon to have the iPhone, but it just isn't going to happen while CDMA is in effect. Once Verizon switches to LTE, then the chances are good. Truth is, Apple is not going to re-tool and produce a CDMA iPhone. Not when CDMA is on the way out. And sure, Apple produces a specific model for the Chinese market (which I believe is some variant of CDMA, but not the same as Verizon), that market is much larger than the US, and much more so than what Apple could expect to gain from Verizon's ~90M subscribers (not all of whom would buy an iPhone, mind you). So the cost is justified. For Apple it simply wouldn't be worth the money, time, and effort to produce a CDMA iPhone for Verizon.

My $.02
post #68 of 118
I'm going to preorder today and beat the rush.
post #69 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

First of all, Sprint and Verizon customers can use the internet and talk while on WiFi now. I have wifi in my home but have never once felt the need to use the internet or data while talking on the phone. Is that really a feature that current iPhone users really use? I really don't see that as a major selling point.

Sorry , but I think you are very much in the minority there, or at least more so than you think. I'm on the internet almost 90% of the time I'm on my phone (be it mobile, or at home), about the only time I'm not is when I'm driving.

Quote:
I also don't care if I couldn't use my CDMA iPhone in another country. There are many alternatives, for example Google Voice with a cheap prepaid GSM phone, Spype or other VOiP services, email, etc..

Again minority, or your just not out of the country much. I find it very important to have my device with my information and data with me wherever I go. To have to get another device, that I may not be familiar with is a real PITA, and kind of goes against the whole reason to carry a smart phone (to not have to carry multiple devices) to begin with.

If neither of these things are very important to you I'd re-access if you actually want an iPhone since you could probably just get by with an iPod touch.
post #70 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

You're wrong. You only have to look as far as the AT&T CEO to see the Verizon iPhone is coming in September. When asked about it on one of those "money" TV things he didn't even deny it. He only said that the vast majority of our customers are on a family plan, and a lot of the rest are enterprise customers and are very sticky customers. He doesn't want to deny it 'cause he trying to manage expectations around the stock. If it wasn't true he's say so. You'd have to see the video and I'm far too lazy to locate it.

How would the CEO of the AT&T know what VZ is doing with any number of supplier of cell phones, he does not so he can not confirm nor deny anything, plus CEO are not allow to make statements about things which are not publicly announce to everyone at the same time and as you pointed out because of stock pricing.

I also point to the fact that for 6 months leading up to VZ announcement of the Motorola Driod phone there were rumors rapid that the iphone was coming to VZ and they were testing it and the such. Well as we all now know, it was not true and the testing that was going on was for the Driod not the iphone. What makes you thinks this is any different.

Fundamentally Apple and VZ are non-compatible companies, unless VZ changes its business model Apple will not do business with them and we all know Steve will not change.
post #71 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldandintheway View Post

I'm going to preorder today and beat the rush.

Best Buy is probably taking pre-orders on Verizon iPhones.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #72 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Best Buy is probably taking orders on Verizon iPhones.

Best post.
post #73 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

LTE will replace EVDO not CDMA. Verizon said CDMA will be around until around 2018.

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=176454&

"BOSTON -- Verizon Wireless CTO Tony Melone says that it is in his company's best interest to move to nationwide LTE as soon as possible and cut the pricing of mobile data services along the way, but that the operator is unlikely to stop CDMA-based voice services before 2018 at the earliest."

Unlikely to shutdown the CDMA voice network before 2018 is completely different than "all phones will still have a CDMA chip for at least another 5 years". You also quoted an artical from 2009, before there was any solid agreement on a global VoLTE standard. If Verizon can meet their rollout goals for the lTE network, and if the handsets show up as planned in 12 months, within 24-36 months you will start to see them selling non-CDMA devices. In fact, in about 5 years, if not sooner, I would expect them to cutoff sales of CDMA phones so they can be ready for a 2018 shutdown.
post #74 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

So 90% of the time you are talking on the phone you are also using the internet? I would hate to have a phone conversation with you. Not only would you be distracted but speaker calls are harder to hear in general. I use the data a lot on my phone, but really don't see the need WHILE i am talking to someone. I have that capability with WiFi and never use it. I doubt I am in the minority here.

You're missing an obvious use and point here. If you are on a call and you need to look something up per your conversation are you going to grab pen and paper, write down, disco the call, then look it up, then write that down, and finally call them back with the info. I'm not. I do it all while on the call in a very efficient manner.

I am never on speaker because I am using headphones. This makes the handset a handset and not some device I'm holding directly in front of me 12 inches from my mouth. There is absolutely no way I'd give up simultaneous voice and data. Even if the price of the plan was cut in half the usefulness of this feature is non negotiable. I feel the same way about Visual Voicemail, and that was a feature few even knew they wanted until they had it.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #75 of 118
Production for the current can't keep up with demand, so you shoot out a bs rumor about Verizon?

Spare us all! Please.
post #76 of 118
Fantasy drivel. Not gonna happen.

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

  MA497LL/A FB463LL/A MC572LL/A FC060LL/A MD481LL/A MD388LL/A ME344LL/A

Reply

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

  MA497LL/A FB463LL/A MC572LL/A FC060LL/A MD481LL/A MD388LL/A ME344LL/A

Reply
post #77 of 118
more BS to feed the AT&T haters....
nothing to see here, move along.
post #78 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by LonerATO View Post

You do understand that both AT&T and Verizon will still have to support both their legacy networks when they bring out LTE.

Yes for maybe 2 or 3 years maximum, as the expense to maintain two incompatible networks would be expensive and not make sense long-term. Once LTE rollout is mostly complete CDMA will die quickly.

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." Douglas Adams

Reply

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." Douglas Adams

Reply
post #79 of 118
The iPhone has supported T-Mobile's GSM frequencies since version 3. T-Mobile also was Apple's exclusive carrier in a few countries, so there is a successful relationship in place.

In light of those two facts, the sensible move would be to expand to T-Mobile before Verizon.

It would also shit all over Google's phone (Nexus One), since that one is T-Mobile exclusive. Furthermore, T-Mobile is upgrading their entire network to HSPA+, which gives you almost 4G speeds, on 3G handsets! So there would be a nice retroactive gain for the established handset base.

Bonus for me: T-Mobile has 3G where I live, AT&T doesn't (grrrr).
post #80 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

No, I am not missing the point. I can do all of that now with Wifi and I never do it. Now I can see the usefulness of that, don't get me wrong but for me that is really not a feature I use now on wifi or would use on an iPhone either over 3G. And why would you think we would need to get a pen and paper? During a call I can take notes right on the phone, and access other apps like text messaging or email. I can even record the calls. Can you do that with an iPhone?

Voicemail is also going the way of the Dodo. I rarely even get a voicemail anymore, most of my friends just tend to text me. I get a lot of calls but very few voicemails because most people just tend to hang up before they leave a message. And usually the message is just to call them back anyway which is the same message that a missed calls conveys. A few years ago I got more voicemails than texts, but that has completely reversed recently. I average about 600 texts a month.


...many commenters make is assuming the relevancy of their personal experience translates directly to the average consumer. You need to get out more perhaps, or perhaps you don't multitask well. Either way (warning: anecdotal observation) I see people out and about talking and using another feature on their phones routinely, outside wifi zones, including iPhone users talking and surfing, talking and looking up a location in Maps, talking and checking for a restaurant in Urbanspoon, and so on. So your experience may vary widely from the norm. However please observe you had to leverage Google Voice to gain a certain level of functionality built into the iPhone (and many Android phones as well). Without having to rely on a wifi connection to do it. And therein lays one of the points - the Verizon system doesn't support a basic functionality that millions of users now expect from their cellphones. Likewise most, if not all the top carriers in the US have deveoped a form of visual voicemail akin to the same implemented by ATT for the iPhone. It is now a expected feature.

As to your feautre points - yes I can check email, take notes etc. on my iPhone while on a call. It's OK you can enjoy your phone while I enjoy mine. And if you call I'll even be able to listen to you and respond while finding us a nice place to eat, outside a wifi zone even!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhone 4 rumored to be in production