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iPhone 4G on Verizon: You cannot surf and talk simultaneously

iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon network from February 10. The phone has been optimized to work on the CDMA network, which means those looking for the 4G LTE network may have to wait.

The wait ends finally for the iPhone 4 lovers. Verizon Wireless has announced it will begin to the sale of Apple’s iPhone from February 10. The four year continuous run of AT&T as the sole carrier of the phone ends with it. The Verizon customers will be able to place their orders from February 3 itself.

The iPhone 4 itself is a modified iPhone 4, so it may run on the CDMA network of Verizon. Users will have to pay $199 and $ 299 for the 16 GB and 32 GB devices respectively. AT&T offers the phone at the same price.

The 4G LTE network is still new and hence slightly unreliable, that’s the reason Apple has decided to use the 3G CDMA network of Verizon to provide the phone, which means users will have to compromise with some aspects. Users won’t be able to use data and voice services simultaneously, which is not the case with the users on the AT&T network. The EV-DO 3G network is reliable, but 4G LTE is definitely faster.

The advantage on the Verizon network however is that iPhone on it can be used as wireless hotspot. Five additional devices can be connected to the device as well. The deal between the two companies, however, is not exclusive which means others carriers can also offer the service in future.

So it’s a phone which is usable on a real phone network, and hopefully dropped calls also would not be there. While we were listing the good things, the other side of the story also got piled up. It is not an iPhone 4G phone on the LTE network. The screen size is smaller than the other phones lined up for a release on Verizon network. iPhone does not have dual or even a faster processor than earlier. If the users sign a two year contract and the better phone comes up after a few months, they would be ruing their decision.

 

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