Print 94 comment(s) - last by Sha52.. on Sep 25 at 10:53 AM

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

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: This Phone Fails.
By Tony Swash on 9/14/2012 3:20:16 PM , Rating: 2
Funny how you 'magically' know the HIGHEST analyst projection for iPhone 5 sales. You must indeed work for Apple PR.

Meanwhile in the real world AllThings D offers a first week sales estimate for the iPhone 5 of 10 million.

When you are in a hole stop digging. There is abundant evidence of higher demand for this iPhone than previous iPhones and zero evidence that Apple artificially restrains supply in order to create 'sold out' hype that it doesn't need. However much you try to dance around it the iPhone 5 will be the most successful phone launch, and maybe the most successful product launch ever. The only thing that will beat the iPhone 5 in terms of numbers or speed of units sold will be the iPhone 6 next year.

I repeat only a preening puffed up fool thinks that the only people who disagree with him are those paid to do so. I disagree with you because you are wrong: I hope that doesn't crush your ego too much.

RE: This Phone Fails.
By momorere on 9/14/2012 3:34:26 PM , Rating: 2
Not everyone bases their "facts" on estimates like you. Hell anyone can estimate everything about anything. I estimate that 99.9% of crApple users are complete retards. Although that is a VERY conservative estimation but more than likely 100% fact. See how easy it is to estimate ?

RE: This Phone Fails.
By anactoraaron on 9/14/2012 3:37:17 PM , Rating: 2
Meanwhile in the real world AllThings D offers a first week sales estimate for the iPhone 5 of 10 million.

FAIL. I clearly stated
HIGHEST analyst projection
and not apple lover's website prediction.

zero evidence that Apple artificially restrains supply in order to create 'sold out' hype

Must have hit a nerve there for you. Care to prove your point? No? Didn't think so. I clearly gave my evidence as to why I believe Apple manipulates the amount of devices to create hype for their newest product. Something you can't do... as your opinions lack any form of logic.

When you are in a hole stop digging.

Looks like you need to jump back in your hole then.
I hope that doesn't crush your ego too much.

Couldn't have said that any better.

RE: This Phone Fails.
By themaster08 on 9/15/2012 2:59:15 AM , Rating: 2
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet.  A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
Related Articles

Latest Headlines
Inspiron Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
September 25, 2016, 9:00 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S7
September 14, 2016, 6:00 AM
Apple Watch 2 – Coming September 7th
September 3, 2016, 6:30 AM
Apple says “See you on the 7th.”
September 1, 2016, 6:30 AM

Most Popular Articles5 Cases for iPhone 7 and 7 iPhone Plus
September 18, 2016, 10:08 AM
Laptop or Tablet - Which Do You Prefer?
September 20, 2016, 6:32 AM
Update: Samsung Exchange Program Now in Progress
September 20, 2016, 5:30 AM
Smartphone Screen Protectors – What To Look For
September 21, 2016, 9:33 AM
Walmart may get "Robot Shopping Carts?"
September 17, 2016, 6:01 AM

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki