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Using Data while on a Phone call
Pnhtricey
Novice

Is verizon ever gonna allow customers to be on the phone and look at things like facebook while in a phone call.

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Re: Using Data while on a Phone call
rcschnoor
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There is nothing Verizon can do if Apple does not include the hardware for the iPhone to perform the task in question.

As soon as Apple provides Verizon a phone which is capable of doing it, then it will happen. Android 4G LTE phones can be on the phone and look at things like Facebook while in a phone call already. It is not Verizon which is preventing this.

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Re: Using Data while on a Phone call
Pnhtricey
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So i guess there is a deal with AT&T or something? Because their phones do it.

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Re: Using Data while on a Phone call
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
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No, it is not because of a deal with AT&T, simply because AT&T uses GSM for calling AND data, while Verizon uses CDMA for calling and GSM for data(4G data at least). Since the iPhone can only use one of them at a time(a hardware limitation), you cannot have both sumultaneously.

4G LTE android phones have the hardware to perform this on Verizon, while the iPhone does not.

Re: Using Data while on a Phone call
Pnhtricey
Novice

BOOOOO lol. iPhones need to step up their game then!

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Pnhtricey, we want you to have the best wireless experience one task at a time. However, I trust that the future of our wireless network will continue to grow as wireless capabilities enhance, as well. Stay tuned! http://bit.ly/n5snpq

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Re: Using Data while on a Phone call
Noverator
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You can do this if you use wifi.

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