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Voice and data at the same time?!? Could it be?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by droidmo, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. droidmo

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  2. JuicyJones

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    We'd probably need LTE
     
  3. seVer

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    notice the article said CDMA, not LTE. So, logically, that would mean the capability on the current network and not having to wait for the next gen.
     
  4. Phydeaux

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    Granted it says voice and data over CDMA at the top of the page, later quotes lead me to believe they mean upgrading their current CDMA network to include voice/data, ie; LTE.

    The article is rather ambiguous.
     
  5. ekyle

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    Can't really do that too well without LTE and since they're rolling it out soon I wouldn't be surprised if it was about that.

    From the article
    "Verizon said its 4G LTE network will go live by the end of the year in 38 wireless cities and 68 airports, and that users can expect download speeds of up to 12Mbps.
     
  6. Fynx

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    w/o 4g would be hard. Its easy when in a wifi zone, just enable and browse
     
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  8. phantom6294

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    I've read several articles that specifically say the current CDMA equipment can be made to access both data and voice. Most seem to point back to one press release, so I won't waste space with multiple links:

    From: CDG : News & Events : CDG Press Releases
    The greater question is whether this is something that is changed at the tower, the devices or both and if it then requires changes on the devices, are those changes in hardware and/or firmware. From a quick search for more information, the implication is that it would require a hardware change. So, I wouldn't get your hopes up too high.

    Further, the question becomes what the associated cost taken in conjunction with the roll out of LTE. Perhaps it's pointless to to push out SVDO and instead just go with LTE. On the otherhand, perhaps SVDO is cheap enough to help stretch the legs of the existing CDMA network in places where an LTE investment doesn't yet make sense as it seems the complimentary enhancement could allow for more spectrum to be used for data.

    Who knows...
     
  9. IOWA

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    I posted that already >.>
     
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