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Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data

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Apr 4, 2014, 6:22 PM
Sprint is correct in claiming that Spark will not handle simultaneous voice and data.

However, LTE together with CDMA can. With future Sprint handsets offering all these, the option is still there.

Those that want super fast data "or" clear voice calls, will benefit through Spark. Those that want simultaneous mutitasking such as Voice and Data, I believe the handsets will default to LTE and CDMA allowing the option.

If I'm correct in this thought, data intensive groups that seek just data will not effect those that want to do both due to freeing up needless spectrum for this group and still allowing respectable speed. This is a win for Sprint consumers that no other carrier would be able to offer.

Again, if I'm correct, Not eve...

Apr 4, 2014, 6:36 PM
I probably should have read further.

I guess the handsets do not implement all three radios.

John B.

Apr 7, 2014, 12:46 PM
Sprint has only been talking about 2.5 GHz aggregation. In the real world, that will only reach a small percentage of POPs - those that live within visual range of the tower. Because 2.5 GHz does not propagate or penetrate structures as well as the lower spectrum used by the big two carriers. Comparing it to AT&T is still oranges to apples.

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