The iPhone 5 WON'T Be Able To Use Voice And Data Simultaneously On Certain Carriers

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 5 years ago '07        #1
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genobee 21 heat pts21
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The iPhone 5 WON'T Be Able To Use Voice And Data Simultaneously On Certain Carriers
 

 
Apple's new iPhone 5 features support for LTE networks across the world, but it won't be able to offer simultaneous voice and data on all of them. The Verge has confirmed with Verizon Wireless that the iPhone 5 won't support the feature when it's on the carrier's cellular network, even if it is connected to LTE. This is in contrast to the rest of the LTE phones in Verizon's lineup, all of which support simultaneous voice and data when connected to LTE.

A Verizon spokesperson provided this comment on the matter:

"The iPhone 5 was designed to allow customers to place a voice call on the Verizon Wireless network, while letting customers access the Internet over the WiFi."
AT&T has confirmed to us that its version of the iPhone 5 does indeed support the feature, whether on HSPA+ or LTE (though the phone will not be able to use LTE speeds while on a call). Since Apple says that Sprint and Verizon will be offering the same version of the iPhone 5, it's safe to say that simultaneous voice and data will not be available on Sprint's network either. We have reached out to Sprint and will update this post if we receive a comment.

Given the various LTE bands in use on the different versions of the iPhone 5, it can be pretty difficult to make a decision as to which version to purchase. Now that we know Verizon's model won't support simultaneous voice and data over LTE, that decision just got a little bit harder for some customers that wish to use that feature.

UPDATE: Sprint has responded to our inquiries and has also confirmed that the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data on its network.

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Last edited by genobee; 09-13-2012 at 07:35 PM..

134 comments for "The iPhone 5 WON'T Be Able To Use Voice And Data Simultaneously On Certain Carriers"

 5 years ago '04        #2
ShaneDawg 2 heat pts
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this isn't news. this has to do with the networks capabilities, not the phone. the 4 and 4s had the same problem on verizon and sprint

carry on
 5 years ago '07        #3
genobee 21 heat pts21 OP
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 ShaneDawg said:
this isn't news. this has to do with the networks capabilities, not the phone. the 4 and 4s had the same problem on verizon and sprint

carry on
The fact that it isnt fix isnt a problem?? I mean most Android phones don't have that problem, but I see getting the most out of your phone isnt important to you.
 5 years ago '06        #4
coolio 57 heat pts57
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the general consensus is that this is the most disappointing phone of the decade
 5 years ago '05        #5
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 ShaneDawg said:
this isn't news. this has to do with the networks capabilities, not the phone. the 4 and 4s had the same problem on verizon and sprint

carry on
It actually does have to do with the phone. The S III can use voice and data simultaneously, on Sprint and Verizon, while connected to 3G or LTE.

iPhone 5
 5 years ago '11        #6
Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209
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wtf!?
 5 years ago '11        #7
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 Y.G. said:
It actually does have to do with the phone. The S III can use voice and data simultaneously, on Sprint and Verizon, while connected to 3G or LTE.

iPhone 5

An Apple spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris, put it this way: “iPhone 5 supports simultaneous voice and data on GSM-based 3G and LTE networks. It is not yet possible to do simultaneous voice and data on networks that use CDMA for voice and LTE for data in a single radio design.”

So why does Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III, a 4G LTE phone, juggle calls and data? Samsung added an extra antenna so that it pulls data from the 4G LTE network at the same time that it’s using another antenna to do voice, said Anand Shimpi, editor in chief of AnandTech.

Then why didn’t Apple add another antenna? Its phone already has two antennas in an effort to improve reception, and it would have had to add a third antenna just for Verizon and Sprint phones to give them simultaneous data and calls, Mr. Shimpi explained. Leaving that third antenna out allows Apple to simplify the process of manufacturing the iPhone for multiple carriers. Plus, in the next two years, 4G LTE technology is supposed to evolve to support voice calls, which would render another antenna unnecessary

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 5 years ago '04        #8
KURUPTION!!! 541 heat pts541
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 Kadillac87 said:

An Apple spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris, put it this way: “iPhone 5 supports simultaneous voice and data on GSM-based 3G and LTE networks. It is not yet possible to do simultaneous voice and data on networks that use CDMA for voice and LTE for data in a single radio design.”

So why does Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III, a 4G LTE phone, juggle calls and data? Samsung added an extra antenna so that it pulls data from the 4G LTE network at the same time that it’s using another antenna to do voice, said Anand Shimpi, editor in chief of AnandTech.

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So that would in fact mean that it has to do with the phone. Don't get mad at Samsung for the extra effort.
 5 years ago '05        #9
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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Samsung loves it's customers
 5 years ago '04        #10
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ATT winning.
 5 years ago '11        #11
Kadillac87 225 heat pts225
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 KURUPTION!!! said:
So that would in fact mean that it has to do with the phone. Don't get mad at Samsung for the extra effort.
If has to do with the network. It requires extra effort from the phone to make up for the network.
 5 years ago '04        #12
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iPhone 5 stay losing
 5 years ago '04        #13
KURUPTION!!! 541 heat pts541
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 Kadillac87 said:
If has to do with the network. It requires extra effort from the phone to make up for the network.
Doesn't change the fact that it has to do with the phone. It can be done on any network.
 5 years ago '11        #14
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 KURUPTION!!! said:
Doesn't change the fact that it has to do with the phone. It can be done on any network.
CDMA doesn't support voice and data. That's the network. Yes, a manufacture can use an extra antenna to work around the inadequacies of the network, but it's still a network problem.
 5 years ago '05        #15
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 KURUPTION!!! said:
Doesn't change the fact that it has to do with the phone. It can be done on any network.
Kadillac87 lost

iPhone 5 lost
 5 years ago '10        #16
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
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These android kids are so annoying. You can tell they get no bi*ches.

Hand a bi*ch an iphone 5 to put their number in and hand one a Galaxy (whatever the fu*k phone that nobody cares about) and see the difference


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 5 years ago '05        #17
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 Kadillac87 said:
CDMA doesn't support voice and data. That's the network. Yes, a manufacture can use an extra antenna to work around the inadequacies of the network, but it's still a network problem.

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This guy is still stuck in stage 1.
 5 years ago '05        #18
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patt24 52 heat pts52
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I can do this on WiMAX with my EVO3d lol.
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 Kadillac87 said:
If has to do with the network. It requires extra effort from the phone to make up for the network.
Has nothing to do with the network at all... On AT&T which uses gsm has extra channels to do voice and data separate but at the same time. Verizon and Sprint use CDMA which don't have the capability for voice and data at the same time. When Verizon rolled out LTE, and sprint WiMAX and now LTE it gave the option of doing voice over CDMA 1x and data over the 4g network. The tech is there for apple to do so has been for years now. The only fix for this is sprint and Verizon to roll out voice over LTE which may...or may not be compatible. That being said it's the phone not the network.

I'll still be getting the iPhone 5, I like the ecosystem a lot more. But the new lumina's are tempting, if Verizon gets it I dunno
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