can i talk on phone and surf the web at the same time

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  1. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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    i have verizon i herd you can surf the web and talk at the same time how would i turn this option on? i tried going into setting and enable voice and data but it wont let me
     
  2. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    It think is is called something like voice over lte or volte.
     
  3. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you on an LTE area?
    Not sure if its enabled everywhere yet but they are rolling it out pretty fast.
    Settings/cellular/enable LTE voice& Data
     
  5. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Do you have LTE? Do you have it enabled in the iPhone settings? Then yes.
     
  6. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    If you are in a good LTE market then yes you can in Settings >> Cellular and turn on "Voice and Data" for LTE.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I have been able to do this since the iPhone 4
     
  8. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i see it but its not highlighted i cant click on it
     
  9. julesgold macrumors regular

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    Me too. I am not sure I understand OP's question
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Until now, this was not possible on Verizon.

    You have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, correct? You'll have to enable Advance Calling 1.0. You can do this on your Verizon account online, or by calling a customer service representative. The feature is free, but it needs to be activated first.
     
  11. julesgold macrumors regular

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    Ah I see!! Didn't know this :)
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thanks for clarifying
     
  13. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh okay i enabled it online i went into my settings but says i have to go to website? does it take a while to kick in
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It should be immediate, once you log into your Verizon wireless account and enable a feature called "Enhanced Calling 1.0" Or you could call 611 and have them do it for you.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Ya us ATT people have been able to do it forever but verizon got it thus year..
     
  16. mattbnr macrumors newbie

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    I have a 4s and am on Verizon and I have no such feature that I can turn on called enhanced calling.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its only for LTE devices.
    Your 4S cannot do it.
     
  18. leesam macrumors newbie

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    I have a 4s too. According to Verizon's FAQ page we would need to have an HD voice capable phone in order to use this feature. So going into your online account won't do anything because you won't even see that option there.
     
  19. motulist macrumors 601

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    T-Mobile motherF'ers! It does simultaneous call + web surfing right out of the box! And you can even do it on any type of connection 3G or above! And it works on any version of iPhone from the 5 and up!
     
  20. pish6969 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if this feature will eventually work on iphone 5 or 5s? I tried on my wife's 5s the other day but the option wasn't there like it is on my 6.

    Thanks

    ..the voice of reason
     
  21. Zinthar macrumors 6502

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    This is true for AT&T with the 5 and newer as well.

    As a Verizon customer, this has been a long time coming. I would have switched, but their LTE coverage in my area is just way too good.
     
  22. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The 5 and 5s don't support VoLTE, so I don't believe it'll ever work on them.
     
  23. motulist, Oct 1, 2014
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    motulist macrumors 601

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    On T-Mobile (and purportedly on AT&T) you can talk + surf on the iphone 5 and newer, so it might be possible. Though Verizon does use a different cell conncetion technology than AT&T, t-Mobile, and literally the rest of the planet, so perhaps verizon's technology can't do it on older devices.

    EDIT:

    Yup, the problem is probably Verizon's technology.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp

    So any Verizon phones that came out before 4G / LTE was widespread probably don't have the hardware built in to do both voice and data simultaneously.
     
  24. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The person I was replying to asked why he didn't have the option on his 5/5c/5s. They don't have the hardware needed for VoLTE(or Apple doesn't support it).

    For what it's worth, you could talk and surf on a iPhone 3G in 2008 if you were on AT&T.
     
  25. motulist macrumors 601

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    I miswrote Sprint instead of AT&T.
     

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