1. TBolt's Avatar
    Hi all.

    Can any Verizon customers confirm that the iPhone 6S Plus has simultaneous voice & data, please? Verizon's FAQ page hasn't been updated -- I just need to be sure before making a purchase decision.

    Advanced Calling 1.0 for Apple Devices FAQs | Verizon Wireless

    Thank you!
    10-18-2015 12:40 PM
  2. nnahorski's Avatar
    It does. You just have to enable it in the cellular data settings at Settings --> Cellular --> Enable LTE --> Voice & Data
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    10-18-2015 01:27 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    It will only work in cellular markets where Verizon has the technology enabled on their network... It isn't everywhere yet.
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    10-18-2015 01:47 PM
  4. Rmorton0573's Avatar
    VOLTE works everywhere Verizon LTE is Available, you do have to turn on Voice and data in the settings, but you also have to add Advanced Calling 1.0 to your line from the Verizon website. You find it under manage products and apps. It is free to add.
    10-18-2015 02:01 PM
  5. dchandler's Avatar
    It works for me, I'm in Virginia


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    10-18-2015 02:03 PM
  6. jayk82's Avatar
    It worked for me with the iPhone 5.


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    10-18-2015 02:20 PM
  7. Tytanious's Avatar
    I had it enabled on my iPhone 6 Plus. It was very unreliable, no one could hear me, calls would go in and out. I had more dropped calls in the 2 weeks that I had it enabled then in my 10 years of previous service (I even had my sim card replaced twice). It was horrible, so I disabled it. I just upgraded to the 6s Plus and enabled it and I haven't had any issues.
    10-18-2015 04:01 PM
  8. C.K400's Avatar
    I had it enabled on my iPhone 6 Plus. It was very unreliable, no one could hear me, calls would go in and out. I had more dropped calls in the 2 weeks that I had it enabled then in my 10 years of previous service (I even had my sim card replaced twice). It was horrible, so I disabled it. I just upgraded to the 6s Plus and enabled it and I haven't had any issues.
    That's because you are going in and out of LTE, if it switches to 4G which is not a bad thing it will drop the call. When I drive in rural areas I turn it to data only because I know I'm going to be jumping around from LTE to 4G to E and will drop calls like every 5 seconds! But on Data Only I never drop and have great signal everywhere. When I am sitting still or at the office or home and know I have a strong LTE signal it's all I use. The call quality is outstanding with the HD voice. I have AT&T but its the same VOLTE.
    10-19-2015 11:58 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    That's because you are going in and out of LTE, if it switches to 4G which is not a bad thing it will drop the call. When I drive in rural areas I turn it to data only because I know I'm going to be jumping around from LTE to 4G to E and will drop calls like every 5 seconds! But on Data Only I never drop and have great signal everywhere. When I am sitting still or at the office or home and know I have a strong LTE signal it's all I use. The call quality is outstanding with the HD voice. I have AT&T but its the same VOLTE.
    Verizon doesn't have 4G... they have LTE... and they have CDMA technology, which is "3G"...
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    10-19-2015 12:05 PM
  10. C.K400's Avatar
    Verizon doesn't have 4G... they have LTE... and they have CDMA technology, which is "3G"...
    Well then the signal is switching from LTE to 3G Same difference. Its what is happening for the dropped calls that I was trying to help explain. So Verizon just skipped over 4G and went from 3G straight LTE?
    10-19-2015 04:01 PM
  11. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Well then the signal is switching from LTE to 3G Same difference. Its what is happening for the dropped calls that I was trying to help explain. So Verizon just skipped over 4G and went from 3G straight LTE?
    Yes and no. The differences between "4G" and "LTE" have been a topic of debate for a long time. 4G basically means "4th generation" of mobile technology while LTE stands for "long term evolution," which is the gradual development and implementation of mobile technology over time. Many could argue that Verizon is 4G, which basically requires that connection speeds need to have a peak of at least 100mpbs for mobile data.

    So, Verizon didn't necessarily skip 4G, they just didn't adopt the technology in technical terms and, instead, used the LTE approach.
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    10-19-2015 04:13 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Yes and no. The differences between "4G" and "LTE" have been a topic of debate for a long time. 4G basically means "4th generation" of mobile technology while LTE stands for "long term evolution," which is the gradual development and implementation of mobile technology over time. Many could argue that Verizon is 4G, which basically requires that connection speeds need to have a peak of at least 100mpbs for mobile data.

    So, Verizon didn't necessarily skip 4G, they just didn't adopt the technology in technical terms and, instead, used the LTE approach.
    What really happened is AT&T's marketing department got away with bastardizing "4G" when they called HSPA+ 4G when it really wasn't... but that's another topic... It is what it is... Verizon has CDMA/3G and now LTE... one day several years down the road, CDMA/3G will go away.
    10-19-2015 05:32 PM
  13. charmguru's Avatar
    Wait. So does this mean that I can use my data while I'm on the phone like with At&t or is this something different?
    10-19-2015 10:13 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Wait. So does this mean that I can use my data while I'm on the phone like with At&t or is this something different?
    You can use voice and data simultaneously as long as you're getting LTE service at the time.
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    10-19-2015 10:19 PM
  15. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    You can use voice and data simultaneously as long as you're getting LTE service at the time.
    Right and Wrong. You get VoLTE at the same time as long as:

    1. You and the other person are on the same cell network (Verizon to Verizon works, Verizon to T-Mobile will not work)

    2. You AND that other person both have LTE coverage (otherwise it's a CDMA call, with all the traditional limitations)

    3. Neither of you leave LTE coverage (the call will drop)

    4. You both have the [free] feature enabled in your Account and on your Devices

    If any one person doesn't meet all of that, then you won't get SV&D. Simply being in LTE coverage and having it turned in does not mean it will work. The person you are calling is also a point of failure for getting that capability to work.

    Android phones are using a different setup than Apple to get it to work on Verizon. On those devices, you certainly get SV&D.

    VoLTE is currently not compatible across carriers, so unless you always call people on the same carrier you use, you pretty much shouldn't even consider this device to have this capability, cause you will not have it a lot more often than you do. You certainly won't have it if you call anything that *isn't* a cell phone (or something like a Skype Number). You can, however, use something like Skype to skirt around the device's deficiency in this area (since it will place any call you use it for over the data connection)...
    10-20-2015 01:25 AM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Right and Wrong. You get VoLTE at the same time as long as:

    1. You and the other person are on the same cell network (Verizon to Verizon works, Verizon to T-Mobile will not work)

    2. You AND that other person both have LTE coverage (otherwise it's a CDMA call, with all the traditional limitations)

    3. Neither of you leave LTE coverage (the call will drop)

    4. You both have the [free] feature enabled in your Account and on your Devices

    If any one person doesn't meet all of that, then you won't get SV&D. Simply being in LTE coverage and having it turned in does not mean it will work. The person you are calling is also a point of failure for getting that capability to work.

    Android phones are using a different setup than Apple to get it to work on Verizon. On those devices, you certainly get SV&D.

    VoLTE is currently not compatible across carriers, so unless you always call people on the same carrier you use, you pretty much shouldn't even consider this device to have this capability, cause you will not have it a lot more often than you do. You certainly won't have it if you call anything that *isn't* a cell phone (or something like a Skype Number). You can, however, use something like Skype to skirt around the device's deficiency in this area (since it will place any call you use it for over the data connection)...
    I'm sorry, but that it not completely correct.

    The question wasn't about HD voice (which is actually what your post is referring to), it was about simultaneous voice and data. I use data (i.e. sending and receiving emails, surfing the web, etc.) while I'm on calls all of the time. As long as I'm getting LTE service it works like a charm. By the way, I am not connected to wifi while I'm doing all of this and the other caller(s) don't necessarily have Verizon with VoLTE enabled.

    HD voice, on the other hand, requires that both callers have the feature enabled and are in an LTE area.

    So to the OP and charmguru, yes simultaneous voice and data works just fine as long as you have the feature enabled and you are getting LTE service on your phone at the time.


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    10-20-2015 06:15 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have mine enabled now. But have yet to get off wifi to check it.
    10-20-2015 10:59 AM
  18. charmguru's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but that it not completely correct.

    The question wasn't about HD voice (which is actually what your post is referring to), it was about simultaneous voice and data. I use data (i.e. sending and receiving emails, surfing the web, etc.) while I'm on calls all of the time. As long as I'm getting LTE service it works like a charm. By the way, I am not connected to wifi while I'm doing all of this and the other caller(s) don't necessarily have Verizon with VoLTE enabled.

    HD voice, on the other hand, requires that both callers have the feature enabled and are in an LTE area.

    So to the OP and charmguru, yes simultaneous voice and data works just fine as long as you have the feature enabled and you are getting LTE service on your phone at the time.


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    Thank you! I actually tried it this morning. My friend has Sprint and I was on the phone with her and doing things I couldn't do before without wifi. It was a beautiful feeling.
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    10-20-2015 06:44 PM
  19. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thank you! I actually tried it this morning. My friend has Sprint and I was on the phone with her and doing things I couldn't do before without wifi. It was a beautiful feeling.
    Perfect! Glad it's working for you.


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    10-20-2015 07:00 PM
  20. Taco50's Avatar
    video on how to turn on voice and data
    11-26-2015 02:52 PM
  21. Lucky Luke3's Avatar
    IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

    iPhone 6/or later models using Verizon network please read this carefully:
    When cellular setting is set to voice & data your screen will black out during a phone call. Apple nor Verizon can currently solve the issue, yet both companies advertise this as a functioning feature. This is breech of contract and false/misleading advertising.

    If you experience this issue, contact your local state attorney and file a complaint.
    04-11-2016 07:18 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

    iPhone 6/or later models using Verizon network please read this carefully:
    When cellular setting is set to voice & data your screen will black out during a phone call. Apple nor Verizon can currently solve the issue, yet both companies advertise this as a functioning feature. This is breech of contract and false/misleading advertising.

    If you experience this issue, contact your local state attorney and file a complaint.
    I'm clearly missing something here. First of all, I don't want my display to remain lit while I'm on a call. Besides, once I remove the phone from my ear, the display lights up again, and that is exactly how I want it to be so I will NOT be contacting any attorneys regarding this matter.
    04-11-2016 07:41 PM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    If you have LTE service yes. If not, no. Verizon's 3G CDMA network doesn't do simultaneous data and voice.

    Eventually it won't matter because Verizon is steadily working towards dumping CDMA completely. It has a lot of legacy CDMA devices to phase out first.
    04-12-2016 06:24 PM
  24. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

    iPhone 6/or later models using Verizon network please read this carefully:
    When cellular setting is set to voice & data your screen will black out during a phone call. Apple nor Verizon can currently solve the issue, yet both companies advertise this as a functioning feature. This is breech of contract and false/misleading advertising.

    If you experience this issue, contact your local state attorney and file a complaint.
    Exactly what contract is being breached here? You're obviously not an attorney.
    I use simultaneous voice and data on Verizon all of the time with zero issues.
    04-12-2016 06:27 PM
  25. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm clearly missing something here. First of all, I don't want my display to remain lit while I'm on a call. Besides, once I remove the phone from my ear, the display lights up again, and that is exactly how I want it to be so I will NOT be contacting any attorneys regarding this matter.
    I've experienced it and although it is annoying, it isn't a breech of contract. There is a weird bug that causes the phone to blank out when trying to change the means to talk after touching the screen, (i.e. when trying to change from iPhone to BT). It doesn't happen all of the time and you can still surf the web and talk at the same time. I've generally experienced it when I'm connected to my car's infotainment system via USB. I'll get a call, and when I hit the answer button on my steering wheel it switches to phone mode and then takes a few taps to switch it back to BT so I can talk through my car's BT.

    I don't have this problem when using my LG BT headset.
    04-12-2016 06:32 PM

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