Passing on Verizon iPhone 5 – No Simultaneous Voice and Data

The iPhone 5 is an interesting device. Larger screen but still can be used by one hand. 4G LTE. And the App Store ecosystem.

I thought about it. But I decided to pass. The main reason: Apple confirms iPhone 5 won’t do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks. Instead, while on the phone, you have to use WiFi for data.

The problem for me is the need for simultaneous voice and data usage arises most often when I’m in my car (parked of course) and need to look something up while talking to someone. My car does not have WiFi.

This limitation isn’t an issue on GSM networks like AT&T. However, I’m a Verizon customer.

Other Verizon phones like the Galaxy S III don’t have this limitation either. It is unclear whether this limitation with the iPhone 5 is based on its hardware or its software. If the latter, it could change in the future. If the former, it won’t, at least for this version.

1 Responses to “Passing on Verizon iPhone 5 – No Simultaneous Voice and Data”


  • I Phone is totally enter man into new era , this version is full with amazing features, I really love this new technology , Here is quite different application which interact users.

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