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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

correct, note 3 was the last one with multiple antennas.

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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

But is it SVDO?


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GrandMaster

Re: can't surf and talk

only while on LTE or wifi...not over 3G..

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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

Ok, then the last TRUE SVDO phone was the LTEVO and SG3, did the SG4 have SVDO or was it the same as the M7?


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Wizard

Re: can't surf and talk

My Htc M7 could surf and talk on the phone at the same time. The new spark enabled devices are the ones that do not support svdo. I think that the sg4 could surf and talk at the same time its just the s5 that cant now.

Correction i think that the s4 had a update that may have made it spark capable and so if that is the case then it would no longer be able to surf and talk either..smh

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GrandMaster

Re: can't surf and talk

i dont believe so..the only people i have noticed chiming in about having the ability to do both are usually talking about the LTEVO or the S3. nothing more current than that..

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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

Right, the M7 can do it via the Spark network, but if they go outside a supporting area, they can no longer do it.

Even with the update to the SG4, I don't think it had true SVDO support though. I think that stopped around the time of the LTEVO and possible SG3.


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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

that's what I'm thinking as well.


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Journeyman

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My understanding is that all the phones are switching over to Sprint Spark and this is the reason the surf talk feature was eliminated from the S5. My question is once the note 3 switches to Spark will it still be able to surf and talk?

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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

But I believe that only applies to newer phones. Older phones like the LTEVO should still be able to use SVDO because they physically have the hardware inside to support it whereas the newer ones that will be using he Spark Network will/do not.

In fact, I was using SVDO on my LTEVO up until I replaced it with the M8 recently even after changes to the network in my areas as well as installing the 4.3 update that was released by HTC.


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Master

Re: can't surf and talk

zoeymom24

Thanks for your question. Sprint Spark is not achieved by a software update, it's actually a different antenna type that makes Spark possible. So you shouldn't have any worries with your current Note 3. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

Robin
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GrandMaster

Re: can't surf and talk

the M7 is non spark capable..it can do it while connected to 4G LTE but that is only because we still have multiple antennas.


smotrs wrote:



Right, the M7 can do it via the Spark network, but if they go outside a supporting area, they can no longer do it.



Even with the update to the SG4, I don't think it had true SVDO support though. I think that stopped around the time of the LTEVO and possible SG3.


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