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Why can't I get on the internet while talking on the phone?


iMore Question

I have an iPhone 5 and can't get on the Internet while talking on the phone. I can send messages while on the phone but not pictures. Nor can I iMessage during a call. I have to send it as a regular message and I can't receive iMessages during a call. Is there some way I can change this in settings?


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
If your carrier does not support simultaneous text and talk or you aren't connected to a Wi-Fi network at the time then the answer is no.


New member
Sep 11, 2009
Only certain carriers support simultaneous voice and data, so depending on who your carrier is you may not have that option.