Iphone 5 dropping from LTE to 4G every time i make a call.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sd13, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. sd13 macrumors regular

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    Every time i place a phone call, my iphone 5 drops from LTE to 4G. Regardless of which area im located at. LTE returns a few minutes after i end the call. Is anyone else having this issue? I did a complete restore and the problem still exists.
     
  2. Vengeful macrumors member

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    No lte data and voice at the same time, att will switch to 4g for voice+data.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    This is normal because currently no US cellular company supports voice over LTE and the iPhone lacks the ability to have an LTE and a non-LTE signal at the same time.
     
  4. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    It's supposed to. LTE is for data. 4G is for voice.
     
  5. Tumi 07 macrumors member

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    It's normal for the iPhone to drop from LTE to 4G (hspa+). Be fortunate that you still get 4G speeds while on a call because on Verizon and sprint you will not get any data while on a call.
     
  6. sd13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok great, i did not know this. Is it normal for it to take up to 1-2 minutes to go back to LTE?
     
  7. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested this and mine switches back to LTE in slightly under 30 seconds every time and I tried 5 times.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    The delay is probably to prevent needless switching if you make several calls on a row.
     
  9. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone 5 on Bell also drops to 3G ("4G") when making a call. Normal.
     
  10. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    The real kicker is att secretly throttles data while on a call. The nest data speed u will get is around 500 mpbs to 800 Kbps. You will not even get 1-2mpbs data on a voice call.

    Att is sneaky. Try a speed test while on a data call
     
  11. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody with an iPhone 4 try it, you'll get much faster speeds while on a phone call then with a 4S or a 5.
     
  12. aneftp macrumors 68040

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  13. TheRaj macrumors newbie

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    im having an issue where my att i5 drops LTE when i make a call but doesnt switch to anything else..thus im left with no cellular data while making a call...stopped by the att store and they said there is something wrong with the phone and made an appointment for me with apple to get a replacement...this sucks as my black i5 was flawless other wise..
     
  14. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

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    I would have to go with this.

    It's normal like everyone else said- but it will be a couple seconds. Maybe longer if LTE not strong in your are?
     

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