Apple iPhone 5 Can't Do Simultaneous Voice/Data on Verizon, Sprint Networks
September 14, 2012 8:59 AM
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AT&T iPhone 5 will support voice and data simultaneously
No matter how you feel about the
that was unveiled this week, it's an interesting smartphone to most people. However, we're learning that the phone can't support cellular data and voice calls at the same time on certain 4G LTE networks.
Specifically, the iPhone 5 will be unable to handle simultaneous voice and data use on Verizon Wireless and Sprint versions of the device. This is due to a limitation in the CDMA specification that those two networks use. However, some 4G LTE smartphones on the Verizon network will allow users to make voice calls and use data connectivity at the same time. The iPhone 5 is unable to do this
due to design decisions that Apple made.
“The iPhone 5 is designed to allow customers to make voice calls on the Verizon Wireless network and surf the Web on Wi-Fi,” Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said in an e-mail. “It was an Apple decision."
New York Times
reports that when users place a voice call while connected to 4G LTE network the phone call the defaults to the carriers older second or third-generation networks because LTE networks can't support voice calls at this time.
The reason AT&T iPhone 5 buyers can place phone calls and use data at the same time is because both of those functions roll back to the older AT&T 3G network, which is capable handling both simultaneously.
New York Times
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RE: And yet ...
9/14/2012 11:42:10 AM
I was up at 3 AM EST pre-ordering one for my wife. She loves her iPhone, so I can't deny her. Besides, she's been getting my leftovers for years -- she got my old iPhone 3GS and my old iPhone 4.
So I'm made things right by getting her a 16GB iPhone 5 ;)
RE: And yet ...
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
9/14/2012 4:23:17 PM
Do bad for you - it's just a phone.
I'm not standing in line, or getting up early, or waiting online to get a phone!
I have better things to do! And for the record I have not stood in line for any gadget, or tickets, or movie. I don't need to be first.
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