Originally Posted by eyecon82
The article stated "or" and after the update "and"
In programming terms, "and" means simultaneously especially if "or" was stated before
Is this just 2 different interpretations or are you guys 100 percent confident?
I spoke with a tier 3 sprint tech support rep and he even indicated that simultaneous voice and data over LTE will be implemented once all the spark towers have been upgraded
Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
The tech is probably correct, but the phone would need to be VoLTE (Voice over LTE) capable. From the article, I gathered that current phones are SVLTE (Samsung S4, etc) or CSFB/eCSFB (Samsung S5, LG2, etc), but not VoLTE. When all towers are upgraded, Voice and data over LTE (VoLTE) will be available _BUT_ we will need to buy a VoLTE capable phone to use voice and data simultaneously on the Spark network.
CSFB, as stated in prev posts, tells the phone to go to voice mode to answer a call and thus disconnects you from data. I'm making the need to buy a VoLTE capable phone assumption based on the fact that CSFB is not needed when VoLTE becomes live for Sprint (if the Tier 3 Tech is right) since the article does not state whether current phones will VoLTE capable via an OTA or if it's a hardware issue (meaning we all need to buy new phones).