will the verizon 5s support data while on a call

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SilentLoner, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    I am currently using a galaxy s4 which screen is awesome (but I am missing my iphone 5 bad) will the new iPhone for VZ have data and calling?
     
  2. dictoresno, Sep 2, 2013
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    dictoresno macrumors 601

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    only if Verizon has deployed SVLTE or VoLTE. i havent heard anything about it, or if they are even working on it yet. i assume the natural progression will eventually convert everything to LTE and allow voice and data simultaneously.

    edit: i found a link, i dont know how accurate it is/may be but it looks like mid 2014 until we see it happening. so maybe there is a good chance the 5S will be VoLTE capable, but wont work until the network has been deployed.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/13/verizon-cfo-lays-out-verizons-volte-roadmap/
     
  3. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    It looks like my samsung s4 cane handle data and a call.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    It's unlikely.

    Apple would need to add additional hardware to make this work. I'd absolutely love it if so but I really don't see Apple doing it.

    Even on GSM networks an iPhone will drop off LTE but is capable of maintaining 3G/4G during a call. S4 (and even S3 I believe) has additional antenna for maintaining LTE data.
     

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