Apple Reveals More Differences Between GSM iPhone And CDMA iPhone


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I guess everyone knows by now that Verizon iPhone does not allow simultaneous voice and data transfer (over 3G).

However, Apple has recently published the difference between AT&T’s GSM iPhone 4 and Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 in a Knowledge Base article, which explains how some minor features such as call forwarding, call waiting, caller id, conference calls, inserting pauses when dialing and hold work.

It also mentions settings and features that are not available on Verizon iPhone. The KB should be quite useful for new Verizon iPhone users, especially those who have switched from AT&T.

Apple has explained the differences between GSM iPhone 4 and CDMA iPhone 4 in the table shown below:

Apple has also provided the following additional information:

  • Contacts or phone numbers on webpages that contain alphabetic characters beyond seven digits may not dial as expected. In these instances, either remove the additional letters or use a pause to dial the extension (555-1212,1234).
    • Example: 1-800-MY-IPHONE or 555-1212×1234
  • The following settings and features are not available on iPhone 4 (CDMA model):
    • Enabling a SIM PIN
    • Importing SIM contacts
    • Selecting a carrier network or editing an APN

Most of them are quite obvious as the CDMA iPhone does not come with a SIM.

What do you think of some of the features like inability to make simultaneous voice calls and data transfer (over 3G) that are not available on the Verizon iPhone? Please let us know in the comments section below.

[via Apple]

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