iPhone 5 Won’t Support Simultaneous Voice and LTE Data on Verizon or Sprint: Apple Confirms
Apple’s new iPhone 5 exclusively offers global support for 4G LTE on various networks around the world. But iPhone 5 won’t support the feature when it’s on the carrier’s cellular network; even if it is connected to LTE. Apple, Verizon Wireless and Sprint all have confirmed the news accordingly.
Apple spokesperson Natalie Harrison confirmed that simultaneous voice and data still wouldn’t be an option despite the inclusion of LTE, which theoretically frees up CDMA for calls.
Natalia Harrison told the Engadet;
It is “not yet possible” to do side-by-side CDMA voice and LTE data on a “single-radio” design like the iPhone 5.
A Verizon spokesperson has also provided this comment on the issue;
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.
According to The Verge, AT&T has confirmed that its iPhone 5 version 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).
As Apple declares that Sprint and Verizon will be offering the same version of the iPhone 5, we might say that simultaneous voice and data will not be available on Sprint’s network too.
Apple has provided various LTE connectivity options on different versions of the iPhone 5; one finds himself quite in dark to decide which version of iPhone 5 should be purchased.
And now after knowing it well that Sprint’s and Verizon’s models won’t support simultaneous voice and LTE data, it becomes harder to some iPhone fans those are desirous to use this handy feature.Apple, iPhone