Simultaneous Talking and Surfing Being Prepped by Verizon
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brian Higgins said that the company is working on a way to alter its CDMA network to allow for surfing the web and making voice calls at the same time. Right now, its CDMA network cannot do that, which prevents smartphone users from performing some multitasking functions. In comparison, smartphone users on networks such as AT&T's can make voice calls and check web pages at the same time. Higgins said, "I think there are fringe cases where something like that could be important. For a vast majority of customers, I don't think it's a terribly important use case." Higgins didn't provide any specifics on how the technology might work nor whether or not it would be backward compatible with older phones. A spokesperson for the CDMA Development Group (CDG), Brad Shewmake, told the Journal that the CDG is working on a technology fix for CDMA that will allow voice and data to flow via the same channel. It will be available at some point during the first half of 2011.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Cricket's CDMA Network Goes Dark September 15
Cricket Wireless says the vast majority of customers have transitioned away from its legacy CDMA network ahead of tomorrow's planned shutdown. AT&T has been moving Cricket customers from the older CDMA network to its own GSM-based network since it acquired the carrier several years ago.
Verizon Reschedules VoLTE-Only Phones for 2016
Verizon Wireless has moved back the timeframe for deploying handsets without CDMA chipsets by two years. The company plans to debut VoLTE service by the end of 2014, but will continue to use its CDMA network for the bulk of voice calls for another two years.
MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June
T-Mobile intends to shutter MetroPCS' legacy CDMA network by late June, according to information on the carrier's web site. The company recently said it had three major metro markets — and about 500,000 customers — still using its CDMA network.
Verizon to Bring VoLTE to Prepaid Later this Year
Verizon Wireless plans to give its prepaid subscribers access to VoLTE services, including HD Voice and video calls in the near future. Prepaid customers will need to add HD Voice to their account before they can make HD calls, but the add-on will be free.
T-Mobile has already been doing that
No phone currently supports it and new phones have to be made to support this new SVDO CDMA.
I've done a bit more reading and it looks like odds are that most high-end revA handsets only need a softwa...
At this point, I wish the release would actually happen, so that these damn forums aren't crowded with over-inflated egos boasting they have knowledge about it (not you specifically )
Verizon Being Verizon
How about letting US decide that, genius?
This Article Shouldn't Be Here Today.
Sprint put up a courageous fight along with Qualcomm in 2004 to prove to the world that EV-DV was a better option over EV-DO to compliment CDMA in offering faster downloads, Video Conferencing and simultaneous Voice and Data transmissions and Etc. Verizon then announced that they would roll out EV-DO to compete against the older dominant GSM. Qualcomm decides to bury the EV-DV initiative soon after Sprint elected to not fall behind and offer EV-DO to stay viable.
Years later, Verizo...
Cheers to a very fitting post. Sprint is responsible for so much progression in the wireless industry as you pointed out, and then some. I personally credit Sprint with reducing pricing industry-wide. They were the first to off...
Sprint has still been unable to fully capitalize on their ability to be at the forefront of...
hahaha love the attitude about it...
There hasn't been a day that has went by recently, that I've not used this ability. I like how he's downplaying their network weakness.
this has been avalable for about two years
Best Feature EVER!!
1)When i am on my way to the bar I use google Maps for directions (if i dont know where I am going) of course my (already drunk) friends are lighting up my phone asking why I am not already there yet. I dont get lost and they can stay updated knowing where I am at. bluetooth suggested or speakerphone)
2) You know when your mother calls you and wants to talk about your entire life store? well, reading engadget (or phonescoop) makes this situation a bit more bearable. (bluetooth suggested or speakerphone)
3) texting/picture messaging while talking. Perfect example, I was designated driver last night and my colleague wanted to know how he got throw-up on his work shoes... so as i ...