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AT&T iPhone 5 will support voice and data simultaneously

No matter how you feel about the iPhone 5 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." 

 
The 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. 

Sources: New York Times, AnandTech



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RE: This Phone Fails.
By momorere on 9/14/2012 2:01:04 PM , Rating: 2
Myself along with ALOT of others on this site, see you as a PR tard for crApple. I think it is about time you get doxed. We shall find out the truth once and for all. I mean we already know but just to be 1,000% sure.


RE: This Phone Fails.
By Tony Swash on 9/14/2012 3:11:38 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
We shall find out the truth once and for all. I mean we already know but just to be 1,000% sure.


Is that you outside my house with a camera?! You tracked me down you dastardly devil.

Grow up - only a fragile prick thinks that people will only disagree with them if they are paid to do so. What a nob.

By the way is 1000% sure really, really more sure than your boring old 100% sure?


RE: This Phone Fails.
By retrospooty on 9/14/2012 3:24:18 PM , Rating: 1
"Grow up - only a fragile prick thinks that people will only disagree with them if they are paid to do so. What a nob."

I actually dont think you work for Apple. I think you are the even more scary version... A rabid fanboy that just loves the company so freegin much that you cant stand to see anyone with a differing opinion. You love it so much that you feel compelled to go online in your spare time and defend every move they make and every product they release. Seriously. What does any company do that deserves such a devotion? None, and certainly not Apple. I'd rather you were a paid shill, at least that would be understandable. What you are now is just a ridiculous joke. Cant you find anything better to do?

"Hi my name is Tony, and my hobby are going online and defending Apple against any and all nay sayers" Doesnt that strike you as pathetic? Bacause it strikes the rest of us that way.


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