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iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon?
MacDocSC
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is this true?    "iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon

While certain models of Apple's new iPhone 5 offer support for simultaneous voice and data over LTE, it has been discovered that the advanced network of U.S. carrier Verizon, and possibly Sprint, is not compatible with the feature.

Out of the top three major U.S. wireless operators, only AT&T will be getting an iPhone 5 model that can handle simultaneous voice and data, which allows users to browse the web or use other data services while making a phone call. Verizon does have a number of LTE handsets on offer that are compatible with the company's simultaneous voice and data CDMA equivalent, SVDO.

A Verizon spokesman told The Verge that its version of the iPhone 5 will not be able to handle the feature even if it connects to the carrier's LTE network:

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.

Although it has not yet been confirmed, Sprint's version is also believed to not support SVDO as the company will be using the same CDMA model as Verizon.

AT&T, which touted the functionality as a standout feature over Verizon since it started selling the iPhone last year, will carry over simultaneous voice and data with Apple's newest handset on both its HPSDA+ and LTE networks. It should be noted that iPhone 5 users will not be able to access LTE speeds while on a call.

It was rumored in 2010 that the then-unreleased CDMA iPhone 4 would support SVD over Verizon's network, though the functionality still remains a GSM exclusive."

http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/13/simultaneous_voice_and_data_over_4g_lte_limited_to_certain...

can the Verizon iPhone do "simultaneous voice and data"? or not? wen I calld Verizon, thay said it could

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Blame Apple not Verizon. Good thing I don't have to worry as I am not dumb enough to purcahse Apple products.

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kaebfly
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Yet you feel motivated enough to comment on products you don't use and for some reason feel define intelligence levels (or lack of)? Interesting concept....

To the OP...not sure if this is the case or not...I wouldn't take the article too seriously when it says that info has not been confirmed and it does not cite specific individuals (such as the VZW spokesman...usually, if an VZW official releases a statement or interview comment they are cited by name). Not saying that this is true or false. Just saying you might want to dig deeper. Contact Apple for example. OR ask to speak to someone at VZW beyond the CS level (ie someone in tech support). Either way, we'll know soon enough since it will be in some users hands by 9/21 or sooner.

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MacDocSC
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So Brian68 since Apple is the best phone! Your saying go to AT&T? Sins I will be (like so many others) buying an iPhone 5, after all, why by a knock off timex, wen you can have a Rolex! And you can take a look at the iPhone 5, if you wont to see what all the other  knock off phones will look like next year!

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MacDocSC
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thank you kaebfly I have called Apple, and Verizon, and am getting mixed answers, but yes we will no soon enough Smiley Happy

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rcschnoor
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kaebfly wrote:

To the OP...not sure if this is the case or not...I wouldn't take the article too seriously when it says that info has not been confirmed

At least 1 review confirms this fact.

Edit: sorry, I forgot the LINK.

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Tidbits
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rcschnoor wrote:

kaebfly wrote:

To the OP...not sure if this is the case or not...I wouldn't take the article too seriously when it says that info has not been confirmed

At least 1 review confirms this fact.

We'll truly find out on release day.  Ironically it doesn't bother me at all...  I rarely use my data when I am on a call, and if I have to I am usually in a place that has wifi so it's no real big deal breaker to me.

FYI I am getting an i5 for work stuff, but I rather use other OS's(Meego, Android, and such).  WebOS is still my all time favorite...

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pewaukee_ironman

I bought the iPhone 5 before I knew of this fact.  I wished I'd researched this earlier.  This is a major drawback to Verizon and one that will probably result in my going back to AT&T within a year.

Can't tell you how much I'm dissapointed here.  I would strongly prefer Verizon.Smiley Sad

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