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post #161 of 255
The reason VZ has been claiming they will not have network issue is the simple fact, No talk and data at the same time. Of course they will not have issue since you will be automatically limited on how much bandwidth any one person can consume.

In this case instead of people blaming AT&T for dropped calls because of the all be bandwidth usage of the iphone on their network.

The typical VZ customer will blame Apple for the poor experience people will have with the iphone on VZ network.

This is not going to be good for Apple, people are not going to understand the user experience is a VZ issue not an Apple issue.
post #162 of 255
If by imminent you mean like almost a half of year away, I guess that is imminent. That is a life time in technology years. Further, Apple's policy is clear. If it comes up with something new within ten days you are covered.

Further, old users will benefit from the software update. The only changes are likely going to be hardware specs (e.g. better processor, bigger storage, better camera).

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It is a bit confusing though, or potentially so.

All the stupids will buy the new Verizon iPhone without thinking of the relatively imminent release of iPhone 5. Perhaps Verizon has already worked out a deal with Apple where they will offer a great deal on an upgrade when that happens.

I'm also a bit surprised they didn't name it something else, like "iPhone 4v" or something. It seems odd to have two products with the same name that aren't actually the same thing and don't even operate if you buy the wrong one for your network.
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That doesn't mean anything. If you asked Tim Cook if Apple was planning on releasing a hoverboard you'd probably would get the same response.

That's.. the point I'm making.

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The reason VZ has been claiming they will not have network issue is the simple fact, No talk and data at the same time. Of course they will not have issue since you will be automatically limited on how much bandwidth any one person can consume.

How many people use this? Do you regularly put your phone on speaker so you can surf while talking? Come on.

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The typical VZ customer will blame Apple for the poor experience people will have with the iphone on VZ network.

It's funny how you think you can know this.

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post #164 of 255
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Originally Posted by Xian Zhu Xuande View Post

They were, I imagine, speaking of the AT&T WiFi hotspots. Not WiFi networks in general.


Steve Jobs being absent tells of no such thing.
I would wager Steve Jobs is (rightly) expecting this to be hugely successful.

The markets adjusted for this announcement, which was exactly what the markets expected, before the event. That it didn't shoot up after this event is not indicative of what the market thinks. That it kept the gains it built up prior to this event is.


You lack any understand of Steve Job. He has made all annoucement as they relate to Apple, only time he did not make them is when he was sick, well he is not sick so allowing someone else taking the limelight says Steve does not see this as any value to Apple.

If you saw what happen today, the markets ran up this morning and tanked after the market digressed the announcement, so Apple is down in an up market not normal for Apple.

Honestly, If Steve thought this was strategic move and valuable move the announce would have occurred in CA and Steve would have made the announce and explained why this was important to apple and then introduced VZ's CEO and let him explain the value to VZ customers, that did not happen.

All this tells me is Apple is not standing solidly behind this at this time at least. It like when Motorola announce the ROKR with Itunes, Steve was no where near that announcement and it failed. There are others things like this and when Steve distance himself, it means he not supporting it.
post #165 of 255
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Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

You lack any understand of Steve Job. He has made all annoucement as they relate to Apple, only time he did not make them is when he was sick, well he is not sick so allowing someone else taking the limelight says Steve does not see this as any value to Apple.

If you saw what happen today, the markets ran up this morning and tanked after the market digressed the announcement, so Apple is down in an up market not normal for Apple.

Honestly, If Steve thought this was strategic move and valuable move the announce would have occurred in CA and Steve would have made the announce and explained why this was important to apple and then introduced VZ's CEO and let him explain the value to VZ customers, that did not happen.

All this tells me is Apple is not standing solidly behind this at this time at least. It like when Motorola announce the ROKR with Itunes, Steve was no where near that announcement and it failed. There are others things like this and when Steve distance himself, it means he not supporting it.

Oh shit! That means that every other carrier in the world needs to watch their backs! Steve doesn't support them and that means they will fail!!!

You know every other carrier brought the iPhone on board without a Steve-note, right? This is a Verizon annoucement because it is a Verizon event. The iPhone 4 isn't new. Today's phone is just an iPhone 4 (albeit with CDMA), so what exactly to you believe Jobs would have announced? It isn't a major issue for Apple, from a product line up. It is HUGE for them in terms of market, that why Cook even bothered to show up.

People read funny things into anything, sometimes.

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post #166 of 255
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It does that by caching. If the phone call is long enough you'll reach the end of saved data.

If the phone call is long enough and you don't know where you are going, you'll be lost anyway.....
post #167 of 255
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How many people use this? Do you regularly put your phone on speaker so you can surf while talking? Come on.

It's funny how you think you can know this.

Actually, I see many people do this, my wife does it all the time, she will be talking to someone an pull up a web app or Safari and look something online while talking to them. I have An Droid phone on a GSM network and I do the same thing from time to time, especially work related discussion.

This is actually the number one reason I like this phones, when I traveling or even sitting at home and get a call about work I do not have to start up my laptop open email or a web page while talking to someone, I just open them on the phone can deal with it immediately.

As someone already said he, you will not know how much you miss it when it does not work. I know since from time to time I been in the wilderness had phone service no data and could not stand I could not talk to someone and check my email.

Yes I do believe VZ customer will blame Apple, because if you ever go into a VZ store and listen to their support and sales people they always blame the phones even if it not the phones problem. I hear them bad mouth the phones all the time, and I been in there with family members listen them make stuff up and when challenge on by me since I am an engineer and know how this stuff works the keep trying to convince me that the phone is the issue and they will go in the back room and update the firmware to fix the problem.... Like to see them pull this with Apple.
post #168 of 255
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Verizon iPhone users can't be on the phone and use data at the same time (like talking and surfing the web).




This is a GIANT FAIL.
post #169 of 255
scheeeesh, but Apple can't avail the iPhone to T-Mobile ~
which runs on the same type of network as AT&T
incredibly disappointing... \
post #170 of 255
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Why not make it one device? I'm just confused at giving CDMA users four months to buy a phone that will be outdated in July.

So... If they buy this phone ... It will quit working in July ???

Do you really think 99% of the people even CARE about the upgrade cycle? They can buy the phone on day one and easily expect to get 3-4 years of use out of it, regardless of when the next great thing is or isn't released.
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post #171 of 255
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Oh shit! That means that every other carrier in the world needs to watch their backs! Steve doesn't support them and that means they will fail!!!

You know every other carrier brought the iPhone on board without a Steve-note, right? This is a Verizon annoucement because it is a Verizon event. The iPhone 4 isn't new. Today's phone is just an iPhone 4 (albeit with CDMA), so what exactly to you believe Jobs would have announced? It isn't a major issue for Apple, from a product line up. It is HUGE for them in terms of market, that why Cook even bothered to show up.

People read funny things into anything, sometimes.

Actaully, if you go back in time you will see that Apple and Steve made the announcement at one of their event they added more countries and carriers especially the important ones. Only when the list got long in the tooth did it come out in a press release. VZ is largest carrier in the world do you think this is of strategic importance, if not why is Steve hosting a Media event with Rupert Murdock next week to announce a deal with the largest publisher in the world, that a strategic event.

If this was as important to Steve as it was to VZ he would have been there just like he is doing next week. But as you can see Murdock and his deal is far more important to Apple's business than VZ getting a substandard iphone.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

How many people use this? Do you regularly put your phone on speaker so you can surf while talking? Come on.

Many do... Though we often use a headset rather than speakerphone... But both methods work.
Not just surfing... While talking on the phone, perhaps you need to reference an email or site that is relevant to the conversation... Look up a schedule or location to arrange a meet... Or just surf because the conversation you're having is inane. (Like reading a post by Tallest Skil )
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post #173 of 255
Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of posters here just WANT to have an enemy to attack. It's it's not Microsoft or Google, it's gotta be Verizon.

I'm just glad that Americans now have a choice of what carrier to go to, and they can weigh the pros/cons of going with either carrier.

Apple obviously isn't getting into a hissy fit over Verizon carrying the iPhone, so why are people in here getting all butthurt over the move? If it makes financial sense for Apple, and customers are winning out in the end, what is there to argue about?
post #174 of 255
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If you saw what happen today, the markets ran up this morning and tanked after the market digressed the announcement, so Apple is down in an up market not normal for Apple.

No, this happens after every single Apple product launch ever. Buy on rumors, sell on news. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

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scheeeesh, but Apple can't avail the iPhone to T-Mobile ~
which runs on the same type of network as AT&T
incredibly disappointing... \

It already works on T-Mobile.

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post #175 of 255

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post #176 of 255
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About damn time Apple? So they should have just broken their contract with AT&T and damn the consequences?

Apparently that's exactly what they did, considering the exclusivity agreement with AT&T was for 5 years beginning in 2007.
post #177 of 255
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Actaully, if you go back in time you will see that Apple and Steve made the announcement at one of their event they added more countries and carriers especially the important ones. Only when the list got long in the tooth did it come out in a press release. VZ is largest carrier in the world do you think this is of strategic importance, if not why is Steve hosting a Media event with Rupert Murdock next week to announce a deal with the largest publisher in the world, that a strategic event.

If this was as important to Steve as it was to VZ he would have been there just like he is doing next week. But as you can see Murdock and his deal is far more important to Apple's business than VZ getting a substandard iphone.

They aren't the biggest in the world. They are the biggest in the US. It is just another carrier, so Steve isn't there. Not sure how you then make the leap to believe it has no importance to Jobs.

The Media event with Murdock is likely for a whole new category, likely subscriptions in the iBook store. As in new category. iPhone 4 on CDMA is not a new phone.

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post #178 of 255
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How many people use this? Do you regularly put your phone on speaker so you can surf while talking? Come on.

Another point, why have mobile hotspot to hook up your laptop to the wifi connect only to have it go dead while you talk, and oh BTW it kills those 5 other connected devices at the same time as well.

You may be right that VZ customer may not care, since most power users and people who have used these kinds of features tend to be on other networks. Most VZ customers I encounter are the "ordinary joe" who mostly talk on their phones, and maybe texts but rarely do a phone call and have the phone hooked to a internet device like a smart phone or computer.

This is also why VZ will not allow computer tethering to the phone, they want you to buy and pay $70 a month for a WLAN card for your computer so you can talk on the phone and use data on the WLAN card. So they can charge you twice for data.
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Apparently that's exactly what they did, considering the exclusivity agreement with AT&T was for 5 years beginning in 2007.

We have no knowledge of what the agreement is. We dont even know if the AT&T contract is completed. All we know any part of the contract that disallowed additional US carriers will have been completed by February 10th. Thats it! Nothing else can be stated with any certainty. For all we know AT&T could still have an exclusivity for new iPhones by x-months for x-years giving Verizon the new models mid-cycle like their iPhone 4 release. These agreements are usually very complex.
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post #180 of 255
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How many people use this? Do you regularly put your phone on speaker so you can surf while talking? Come on.

It was important enough for Apple to highlight the feature in their own TV commericals. Along with copy and paste. I mean, who really cares about that? Obviously, those features were implemented for the sole reason of shutting up whiners and complainers. Also, nobody cares about third party applications on iPhone. Web apps are really SWEET.
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They aren't the biggest in the world. They are the biggest in the US. It is just another carrier, so Steve isn't there. Not sure how you then make the leap to believe it has no importance to Jobs.

The Media event with Murdock is likely for a whole new category, likely subscriptions in the iBook store. As in new category. iPhone 4 on CDMA is not a new phone.

To use your logic, subscription and print media is not new with apple, that announce has already been made, it just another print media that could be added.

You could be right on a new category, knowing Murdocks background there could be another category coming out of next weeks announcement. But again this backs my statement VZ is not strategic and Cook said it, the only purpose was to get a phone in VZ hands now verse waiting. VZ need this more than Apple.
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... I have proof right here that you are ignoring my points...

You have points? Imagine that, the iPhone came to Verizon and sprockkets had points, all on the same day. Can you tell us the temperature in Hell, while you're there?
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what is the announced feature that you are waiting for in the iphone 5?

lte - 4g
post #184 of 255
Wasn't there an addendum to CDMA to offer data and voice at the same time?

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The only people who know anything about updates (or care) are the people who read the blogs... and, from what I've seen and heard, that's a very small number of people.

True, but I would expect to see TV & other media ads for this soon, so that's not a show stopper.

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As an example... friends of mine going to buy an iPad... "Me: Hey, why don't you wait a couple of months to see if Apple announces an iPad 2. Them: There's an iPad2? Me: Most likely... and fairly soon. Them: Oh... interesting, Thanks." ... Next Day.... "Me: Hello. ... oh, you want help activating your new iPad?! Sure, whatever."

Wow, that's just self-inflicted. They'll still get the device they paid for, but just a couple month's worth of patience probably meant getting more for the same money.
post #185 of 255
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The reason VZ has been claiming they will not have network issue is the simple fact, No talk and data at the same time. Of course they will not have issue since you will be automatically limited on how much bandwidth any one person can consume.

That's not relevant. It is data use that hurt AT&T's network, not data use while phone calls were active. As for bandwidth limitations, Verizon is offering the iPhone with unlimited bandwidth, initially, so any data-hungry consumers will have every opportunity to do their part.

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This is not going to be good for Apple, people are not going to understand the user experience is a VZ issue not an Apple issue.

Typical consumers, focusing their time on other events than understanding the technical background behind their wireless service and mobile phones, do not necessarily understand that their iPhone's poor performance may be due to AT&T (or Verizon going forward). If any significant number of them do understand this, it is not because they understand the technical background, but rather because AT&T has received a lot of bad publicity for its network.

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You lack any understand of Steve Job. He has made all annoucement as they relate to Apple, only time he did not make them is when he was sick, well he is not sick so allowing someone else taking the limelight says Steve does not see this as any value to Apple.

Well, except for every other mobile carrier announcement (except those discussed during major keynotes). And as an aside, observing the simple truth that Steve Jobs is present for every Apple keynote for which his health has been good enough to make an appearance does not make you some kind of expert on Steve Jobs. He rarely ever appears for other company announcements regarding Apple products.

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If you saw what happen today, the markets ran up this morning and tanked after the market digressed the announcement, so Apple is down in an up market not normal for Apple.

Please don't try to describe something which you do not understand. It does a disservice to others who might be trying to learn from a discussion. As of this writing the Nasdaq (the relevant category of the market) is up 0.07%. The Dow is up 0.11%. These changes are not particularly significant to the market—it is not an 'up' market in any statistically meaningful interpretation of the word. AAPL is down 0.60% ($2.27; not 'tanked', by the way) after ramping up significantly (especially in recent days) as it became expected that this would be the iPhone announcement. AAPL kept nearly all of those gains in market which hasn't changed significantly.

I hope you don't have much invested in the stock market—for your sake.

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Honestly, If Steve thought this was strategic move and valuable move the announce would have occurred in CA and Steve would have made the announce and explained why this was important to apple and then introduced VZ's CEO and let him explain the value to VZ customers, that did not happen.

No need to write a response to this when John Gruber has explained it with exceptional clarity.

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All this tells me is Apple is not standing solidly behind this at this time at least. It like when Motorola announce the ROKR with Itunes, Steve was no where near that announcement and it failed. There are others things like this and when Steve distance himself, it means he not supporting it.

And no point in discussing your argument at this point because it is based on some extremely broken and inaccurate reasoning. And more to the point, it should be pretty obvious to anyone who has paid attention to this product that it is going to sell millions. After all, why should we expect Verizon customers to be less interested in the iPhone than AT&T customers?

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No, this happens after every single Apple product launch ever. Buy on rumors, sell on news. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

See above.

Edit: though this does to some extent explain some of today's reduction. People hear about the Verizon announcement and buy to enjoy the ramp up, then sell after/during the announcement, knowing that it will stabilize. They get to take their profits. It just so happens that, this time around, AAPL got to keep a lot of those gains.
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I can use phone and text at the same time. Internet search and phone, etc.

You should be able to text while talking on a Verizon iPhone. Texting does not use the data connection.

http://wirelesssupport.verizon.com/f...html?t=5#item8
post #187 of 255
Thought I'd jump in here to point out to people who are kevetching about lack of talk and simultaneous data on Verizon- you can stay on AT&T.

To those of you who think this will have an effect on sales : the millions of existing customers of Verizon clearly don't care about this utterly obscure feature.
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How many people use this? Do you regularly put your phone on speaker so you can surf while talking? Come on.

Actually that's the decision maker for me with my teams phones. I'd like to move some of my team off AT&T and onto Verizon (and would base that decision on which has the best signal strength at each team members home location), but they do remote support and need to be able to get e-mails during calls all the time.

I was hoping Apple might insist on Verizon making this possible as a requirement for getting iPhone (like I believe they insisted on AT&T doing visual voicemail). Maybe this is actually a fundamental limitation of CDMA technology, does anyone know?
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Thought I'd jump in here to point out to people who are kevetching about lack of talk and simultaneous data on Verizon- you can stay on AT&T.

To those of you who think this will have an effect on sales : the millions of existing customers of Verizon clearly don't care about this utterly obscure feature.

I wouldn't call it an, "utterly obscure feature," but I have no doubt Verizon will sell millions of iPhones even without it.

However, for those who are used to it, giving it up would be hard.
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Thought I'd jump in here to point out to people who are kevetching about lack of talk and simultaneous data on Verizon- you can stay on AT&T.

To those of you who think this will have an effect on sales : the millions of existing customers of Verizon clearly don't care about this utterly obscure feature.

It is only an obscure feature for those that don't have it. I absolutely use it all the time, to the point of not even thinking of it as a feature.

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post #191 of 255
The sound quality will inherently be better on CDMA and the antenna issue solved but, as stated, features will be lost.
Also you can't please everybody all the time and nothing is perfect.
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Another point, why have mobile hotspot to hook up your laptop to the wifi connect only to have it go dead while you talk, and oh BTW it kills those 5 other connected devices at the same time as well.

STOP. SPREADING. FUD.

If you're downloading something, the call goes to voicemail. If you're connected but not active on the data network, it goes to the call.

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STOP. SPREADING. FUD.

If you're downloading something, the call goes to voicemail. If you're connected but not active on the data network, it goes to the call.

I don't know if that sounds any better. If you are sharing your connection, let's say you have you and your friend's laptops tethered at a coffee shop without wifi, and a call comes in. Then you either miss this call (goes to VM) or you receive the call if you both weren't accessing data at that moment and you are then both cut off from browsing while you talk on the phone. Or if you are on a business call and need to look something up on your laptop, you can't.

A friend of mine does IT work for a bank and does some on call work on weekends. There have been times when we are at a pub and he gets a call. He simply goes to his car while continuing the call, fires up his laptop and VPN's into his corporate network to work while on the call. Again, this would be a non-starter for him.

Not saying this is a critical feature, but it certainly is a useful one. I would be wary of giving it up. It'll obviously come down to an individual's needs, but it is unfortunate one has to trade off features like this in order to move to Verizon.

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Thought I'd jump in here to point out to people who are kevetching about lack of talk and simultaneous data on Verizon- you can stay on AT&T.

To those of you who think this will have an effect on sales : the millions of existing customers of Verizon clearly don't care about this utterly obscure feature.

Couched in those terms, current VZW customers obviously won't notice this feature missing. They are, after all, already living with this limitation and have chosen VZW for other considerations besides concurrent data+voice. There are definitely millions of handsets in play within their network, and Apple will sell lots of iPhones to those customers.

On the other hand, that limitation may blunt VZW's efforts to attract AT&T's iPhone users. But I think it will come down to how the pricing plans work out and whether AT&T's service is adequate where you live/work.
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It is only an obscure feature for those that don't have it. I absolutely use it all the time, to the point of not even thinking of it as a feature.

SO obscure that most GSM users dont know about it, and have never used it. So unimportant that no analyst has ever discussed as an advantage of either AT&T and the iPhone, so uninviting that there been no rush of Android users to AT&T in the last few months, so unknown that Verizon sells millions of Android ( and other smartphones) regardless of this restriction.

Never felt the need to tweet while talking myself, I hold the phone to my ear - like most people ( earphones exist i know but I rarely see them in practice).

As for the tiny market who see this feature as essential - it still exists but you need to stay on the AT&T network. You are where you were yesterday.

Since you bought an iPhone and are already on the AT&T network that is not much of a challenge.

This announcement is for people who want an iPhone on a carrier which has greater reach, and better coverage. They may have Android phones on Verizon but will move to the iPhone when available, or are waiting for the iPhone on Verizon and staying with a non-smartphone for now, or have the iPhone on AT&T and are not happy with the coverage. That group ( as analysts have pointed out)runs to the millions.

Your statistically unimportant selves dont matter so much,
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post #196 of 255
A hidden part of the new Verizon-Apple deal is that Verizon has to stop disparaging the iPhone in their Droid advertising.

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SO obscure that most GSM users dont know about it, and have never used it. So unimportant that no analyst has ever discussed as an advantage of either AT&T and the iPhone, so uninviting that there been no rush of Android users to AT&T in the last few months, so unknown that Verizon sells millions of Android ( and other smartphones) regardless of this restriction.

Never felt the need to tweet while talking myself, I hold the phone to my ear - like most people ( earphones exist i know but I rarely see them in practice).

As for the tiny market who see this feature as essential - it still exists but you need to stay on the AT&T network. You are where you were yesterday.

Since you bought an iPhone and are already on the AT&T network that is not much of a challenge.

This announcement is for people who want an iPhone on a carrier which has greater reach, and better coverage. They may have Android phones on Verizon but will move to the iPhone when available, or are waiting for the iPhone on Verizon and staying with a non-smartphone for now, or have the iPhone on AT&T and are not happy with the coverage. That group ( as analysts have pointed out)runs to the millions.

Your statistically unimportant selves dont matter so much,

Wow, someone took their arrogance pills today.

Anyway, again, just because you and other use your smartphones the way others used their dumb phones in the 90s is no reason to claim it is obscure. Obviously there are millions of people that don't care whatsoever. There are even more that have never used or owned a smartphone. What sad logic says that makes smartphones 'obscure'.

Even before Apple implemented 'multitasking' in iOS, one always had the ability to continue to browse or use data while on a call. It was there before copy and paste. It was there before tethering. It was there before MMS. It was there because it was considered an important ability to include. It was so obscure that Apple felt the need to promote it as an important feature in two ads. So obscure that of a small handful of questions at the Verizon event, it was one of the questions. So obscure that probably millions of people use it everyday without thinking about it.

You say most GSM user don't know about it. Have you conducted a poll? I'd love to see your results. If you haven't and are planning to, perhaps I could suggest a couple questions for you to include: "Have you ever, while walking, chewed gum at the same time? Is this an important feature? Have you ever, while talking on your cell phone, used the internet?"

My 70 year father looks things up on his iPhone 4 while talking on the phone. I am sorry your circle is less capable or inclined.

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post #198 of 255
Finally a choice. The 5G iPhone will probably support LTE when it comes out. Way to go Apple and Verizon!
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I don't know if that sounds any better. If you are sharing your connection, let's say you have you and your friend's laptops tethered at a coffee shop without wifi, and a call comes in. Then you either miss this call (goes to VM) or you receive the call if you both weren't accessing data at that moment and you are then both cut off from browsing while you talk on the phone. Or if you are on a business call and need to look something up on your laptop, you can't.

A friend of mine does IT work for a bank and does some on call work on weekends. There have been times when we are at a pub and he gets a call. He simply goes to his car while continuing the call, fires up his laptop and VPN's into his corporate network to work while on the call. Again, this would be a non-starter for him.

Not saying this is a critical feature, but it certainly is a useful one. I would be wary of giving it up. It'll obviously come down to an individual's needs, but it is unfortunate one has to trade off features like this in order to move to Verizon.

If it's such an oft-used feature or one that was so important, Verizon wouldn't be the largest network in America and there wouldn't be so many "relatively" happy Android users on the network.

Let's face it: AT&T has its pluses (voice/3G data at the same time, data download speeds, rollover minutes). Verizon has its pluses (more reliable network, broader 3G coverage, 5-device mobile hotspot for iPhone, Facetime over 3G [according to Boy Genius Report], better coverage in large cities).

Pick whichever is more suitable for your needs. Neither carrier is perfect and there's no reason to act like one is.
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Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post

I don't know if that sounds any better. If you are sharing your connection, let's say you have you and your friend's laptops tethered at a coffee shop without wifi, and a call comes in. Then you either miss this call (goes to VM) or you receive the call if you both weren't accessing data at that moment and you are then both cut off from browsing while you talk on the phone. Or if you are on a business call and need to look something up on your laptop, you can't.

A friend of mine does IT work for a bank and does some on call work on weekends. There have been times when we are at a pub and he gets a call. He simply goes to his car while continuing the call, fires up his laptop and VPN's into his corporate network to work while on the call. Again, this would be a non-starter for him.

Not saying this is a critical feature, but it certainly is a useful one. I would be wary of giving it up. It'll obviously come down to an individual's needs, but it is unfortunate one has to trade off features like this in order to move to Verizon.

Data is mostly bursty in nature --- which means that you are probably going to hear the phone ring. Millions of Droid users on Verizon and we never get to hear complaining --- even though Droid users download more data than iphone users.

When the iphone 4 comes up on Verizon next month, you are not going to hear much complaining on that either.
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