Verizon iPhone 5S Talk-and-Surf

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  1. zbro90 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    The Verizon iPhone 5 didn't support simultaneous voice and data, but if I'm reading Apple's FAQ correctly, it looks like the 5S will. Anybody else interpreting it like I am?

    http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone5s
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'm not seeing where it states that it will be able to do both at the same time.
     
  3. zbro90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It would seem like the phone will be able to use both antennas at once, while the CDMA iPhone 4s continues to be incapable.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 4S doesn't have LTE, hence why it is excluded from the 5S and 5C in that sentence. Looking at the AT&T/T-Mobile answer, it doesn't make a mention of simultaneous voice and data. If it was worth mentioning, it would be in that section. Knowing that, the statements in the Verizon/Sprint section doesn't provide any useful information upon the subject.
     
  5. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    It won't http://m.cnet.com/news/verizon-sprints-iphone-5s-wont-juggle-data-voice/57602477

    (Don't know how to post links sorry)
     
  6. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    As of right now, the iPhone 5S and 5C will not support simultaneous voice and data on CDMA carriers.

    That said, IIRC the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S are all capable of VoLTE (Voice over LTE), which Verizon plans to roll out sometime next year, which would allow Verizon 5/C/S owners to talk and use data at the same time.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wishful thinking.
    Some will read that basic info as the verizon 5S does talk and pull data:)
    It does not.

    Where did you hear that they are volte enabled already?
    That would need a hardware upgrade.
     
  8. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I thought I had read that the iPhone 5 supported VoLTE via hardware but not via software (and subsequently the 5C and 5S) but simple research proved me wrong.

    Ahh well. Maybe the iPhone 6 will see it.
     

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