Simultaneous voice & data w/ Verizon iPhone 5

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  1. Newbalou macrumors newbie

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    It has been explained that Verizon iPhone 5 cannot handle simultaneous voice & data while using CDMA Network.

    What's going to happen if someone uses it in Europe with a LTE compatible nano-sim (for instance from EE in the UK). Or with a DC-HSPA network in the rest of Europe ?

    Are we going to have simultaneous calls & data then ?
     
  2. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Apple has stated that the iPhone 5 doesn't allow for simultaneous voice and LTE data on its CDMA phones.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/...t-do-simultaneous-voice-and-lte-data-on-cdma/
     
  3. Newbalou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct me if I'm wrong : switching to a GSM network in Europe with a Verizon iPhone 5 should enable simultaneous voice & data on this particular GSM network ?
     
  4. Mengels7 macrumors regular

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    Well yeah, it wouldn't be using the CDMA tech that imposes that limit anymore.
     
  5. Prise macrumors regular

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    Different systems. You can't place a gsm chip into a cdma phone, and vice versa. Unless the Verizon's CDMA iPhone can simulate GSM frequencies in Europe, but I can't see how this is possible.
     
  6. Mengels7 macrumors regular

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    ...it's a world phone. Unlocked GSM. Even the 4S had worldwide GSM.
     
  7. Prise macrumors regular

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    Didn't know that! Pretty nice feature.
     
  8. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Only a few carrier offer simultaneous voice and data over LTE (AT&T not being one).

    For GSM carriers they drop you to 3G for voice calls while using data. Voice over LTE will change that.
     
  9. Maverick713 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry but you are mistaken, the verizon phones are SIM unlocked and can be used with and compatible 3G network.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, Verizon works great in Europe and can do voice and data there:)
     
  11. Newbalou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Has anybody tested it in the field ? (would be quick...)
     

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