Lte turns off when making a call (AT&T)

Paulshaqz

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Now since it can do talk and surf at the same time I thought lte would stay on but apparently it turns back to fake 4g is this a defect or dose everyone else notice this as well thanks in advance.
 

Dwalls90

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Now since it can do talk and surf at the same time I thought lte would stay on but apparently it turns back to fake 4g is this a defect or dose everyone else notice this as well thanks in advance.
AT&T doesn't support VOLTE (voice over LTE).

It defaults to 4G/3G for data when on voice calls.
 

Intell

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This is normal. The iPhone cannot do both voice and data at the same time and hold a LTE connection.
 

Dwalls90

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Thank you for the responses
Disappointing, I know.

You figure, that if the phone can't do voice over LTE, then it would do voice over 4G/3G, and keep data over LTE :rolleyes:

I'm sure they will resolve these annoyance with next year's iPhone, and when VOLTE rolls out.
 

thadoggfather

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Not a biggy.

Glad to know its normal. Noticed this for one of the few times I've been on LTE.
 

MattMJB0188

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And keep in mind that when your on the phone our data is throttled. Run a speed test if you don't believe me.
 

Intell

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And keep in mind that when your on the phone our data is throttled. Run a speed test if you don't believe me.
Not all carriers do that. AT&T is does it the most often, however it only happens to me when I'm in a densely populated area.
 

lankox

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Just tried in the Bay Area. Ping was 800ms and download was 0.8Mbps. Pathetic.
 

Paulshaqz

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Disappointing, I know.

You figure, that if the phone can't do voice over LTE, then it would do voice over 4G/3G, and keep data over LTE :rolleyes:

I'm sure they will resolve these annoyance with next year's iPhone, and when VOLTE rolls out.
It totally is I made up my mind and I'm returning it for verizon I still get dropped calls and barely seeing any lte speeds.
 

Dwalls90

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It totally is I made up my mind and I'm returning it for verizon I still get dropped calls and barely seeing any lte speeds.
Well note that you will still not get VOLTE on Verizon, yet. But your call quality should be better.
 

Paulshaqz

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Well note that you will still not get VOLTE on Verizon, yet. But your call quality should be better.
yeah, i know but the good thing is theres always wifi for that i rather have better call quality and reception compared to dropped calls and no 1 bar.
 
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