I'm ready to buy my first iPhone, but...
Country Roads said:
I am not pleased that Verizon's iPhone, because it is CDMA, does not surf and talk at the same time. AT&T's does. There are tons of you out there who know more about the pros and cons than I do. Should I stay with Verizon and take the iPhone they have, or should I go over to AT&T and get the phone with the feature I want? If you're going to be critical of my inquiry, don't even respond. If you can give me a reasonable answer, I would like to hear it. Many thanks in advance.
Get an LTE smartphone, they all talk and surf at the same time.
The AT&T iPhone is global friendly, because of the GSM platform. I don't travel all that much, and I know the roaming charges are high, but all I want is ONE phone to do what I want. If Verizon can't compete with AT&T at this point for this handset, something is definitely wrong. Maybe Apple is still calling the shots here, but it seems to me that parity should have kicked in a while ago.
Or get. the thunderbolt with Verizon. talk and surf capabilities.
Country Roads said:
Oh, yes, one other thing...
The AT&T iPhone is global friendly, because of the GSM platform.
It is prety much a sure bet that Apple's next iPhone will include joint CDMA/GSM radios in all handsets. The next iPhone won't have a GSM version and an CDMA version. It will be one handset that works on both technologies.
You sound like one of those people who should wait and see. If I were in your shoes, I would not purchase a smartphone at all until the next round of iPhones makes an appearance. You might be one of the few people who cares about some of the hardware changes that are expected to come with the next generation.
If Apple were to build a CDMA iphone with a separate chip for data and voice the way HTC did with the Thunderbolt you COULD surf and talk simultaneously. Don't blame CDMA. Blame Apple's cheap *Bleep*sses. A thousand dollar phone and they are too cheap to use a separate chip for voice and data? Really?