1. bunjy's Avatar
    Just got my first ever iPhone this week from Verizon. One of the things that I struggled with when making this decision was the inability to talk and surf on LTE (I still can't figure out why Apple crippled this). I'm curious to ask those in the community on Verizon - has this been an issue for you at all? I had a 3G phone, and I don't recall this being a frequent issue, but I was disappointed that simultaneous voice and data would not work on Verizon LTE.
    04-06-2013 01:51 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    For folks on Verizon, it has never been an issue because until recently, talk and surf is/was not possible via cellular on Verizon using CDMA - so people simply worked around it. Those who needed to surf on their phone while talking did so with wifi available, or used a data solution for surfing that didn't involve their phones. The "talk/surf" thing is nothing but a marketing ploy by AT&T. It has never been an issue for me - all the way back to the days when I had a Blackberry that couldn't talk&surf either.
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    04-06-2013 01:56 PM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Just got my first ever iPhone this week from Verizon. One of the things that I struggled with when making this decision was the inability to talk and surf on LTE (I still can't figure out why Apple crippled this). I'm curious to ask those in the community on Verizon - has this been an issue for you at all? I had a 3G phone, and I don't recall this being a frequent issue, but I was disappointed that simultaneous voice and data would not work on Verizon LTE.
    Well if you are on the data network (3G) this is all true that you cannot do what you posted but you can however do it over WIFI. Jump on WIFI and talk and surf all you want. Have a great weekend.

    EDIT: Once again Keith got me.... I have to get quicker on the trigger!
    04-06-2013 01:57 PM
  4. bunjy's Avatar
    I realize that you can talk and surf if on WiFi. Just wondering how often, if at all, this has been an issue for Verizon users.

    Does anyone know if the Verizon iPhone 5 will ever support VoLTE?
    04-06-2013 02:11 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    I realize that you can talk and surf if on WiFi. Just wondering how often, if at all, this has been an issue for Verizon users.

    Does anyone know if the Verizon iPhone 5 will ever support VoLTE?
    Verizon has to support VoLTE before Apple will update the iOS to support it. It's coming...
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    04-06-2013 02:14 PM
  6. bunjy's Avatar
    Verizon has to support VoLTE before Apple will update the iOS to support it. It's coming...
    Thanks! I'm hoping this is true. Apple probably won't ever use 2 radios, so this is likely the only way that we'll be able to use voice and data simultaneously on Verizon.
    04-06-2013 02:25 PM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    Well it is a drawback of iOS and a benefit of Android OS, yes they can to simultaneous voice/data on Verizon still we shouldn't have to wait for iOS and Apple to catch up to VoLTE when Verizon starts pushing it, and do we know for sure the current iPhone 5 can or will support it? Is it just a software patch or is it a radio design. I know not every Android phone does VoLTE out of the box so one has to ask the question of Apple. I know Verizon is pushing forward with moving to LTE only devices starting in 2014 this will supposedly make devices cheaper on their network since they won't have to pay for CDMA anymore and they can begin to migrate the old 3G network to other uses like more LTE and of course their is the AWS spectrum. Do we know if Apple has added support for the AWS frequencies in the new iP5S?
    04-06-2013 03:33 PM
  8. bunjy's Avatar
    That's a good question. Hopefully, seine here on the forums knows.
    04-06-2013 07:36 PM
  9. bunjy's Avatar
    I meant 'someone' on the forums. Still getting used to typing on the iPhone. 😄
    04-06-2013 07:37 PM
  10. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Well since the Verizon iPhone 5 is the international model, I would assume it would only be a software update to tell the phone where to route the data and voice when Verizon gets VoLTE out the door. I personally have never found myself in a situation on the phone where I needed to use data to find something out.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    04-06-2013 08:07 PM
  11. ghostface147's Avatar
    I miss it as I switched from AT&T to verizon because the company pays for it. I was waiting for the LTE model and it was cheaper to switch than buy the 5 from AT&T. Anyways, once they implement voice over LTE, simultaneous voice and data will work.

    Knowing apple, it'll require a new phone.
    04-06-2013 09:15 PM
  12. swarlos's Avatar
    I've rarely used it so its a non issue for me.


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    04-06-2013 11:32 PM
  13. gordol's Avatar
    I realize that you can talk and surf if on WiFi. Just wondering how often, if at all, this has been an issue for Verizon users.
    It has never been an issue for me. Even when I was on an iPhone 3G with AT&T I never had an occasion when I wanted/needed to use both the voice and data networks at the same time.
    Does anyone know if the Verizon iPhone 5 will ever support VoLTE?
    Verizon knows.
    04-07-2013 10:14 AM
  14. Bakerboy2253's Avatar
    I am coming from a HTC thunderbolt and yes I missed the voice/data at same time on Verizon. I travel on business a fair amount and really needed the ability to have a hotspot and talk. Well I ***** enough and Verizon through in a jetpack (mifi). Not really the solution, but it works. So if you’re main concern was to use for laptop hotspot, then talk with VZW, if you want to be on the phone and look at the web or check emails, guess you have to wait until you done talking.
    04-07-2013 07:12 PM
  15. bunjy's Avatar
    I'm pretty spoiled. My iPhone 5 is company paid for, and I also have a company paid 4G hotspot. I'm more concerned about times you're on the phone and have to look something up or send a quick email to the person you're talking to.
    04-08-2013 12:20 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm pretty spoiled. My iPhone 5 is company paid for, and I also have a company paid 4G hotspot. I'm more concerned about times you're on the phone and have to look something up or send a quick email to the person you're talking to.
    When I left AT&T and went to Sprint when I purchased my first Android device, that was one of my fears, however, I made the change anyway and almost immediately realized that it was a non-issue and even to this day with my iPhone 5 on Verizon, it is still a non-issue. Keith is right, it is an AT&T marketing ploy that, in my opinion, won't affect the majority of users.
    04-08-2013 10:58 AM
  17. natasftw's Avatar
    Well it is a drawback of iOS and a benefit of Android OS, yes they can to simultaneous voice/data on Verizon still we shouldn't have to wait for iOS and Apple to catch up to VoLTE when Verizon starts pushing it, and do we know for sure the current iPhone 5 can or will support it? Is it just a software patch or is it a radio design. I know not every Android phone does VoLTE out of the box so one has to ask the question of Apple. I know Verizon is pushing forward with moving to LTE only devices starting in 2014 this will supposedly make devices cheaper on their network since they won't have to pay for CDMA anymore and they can begin to migrate the old 3G network to other uses like more LTE and of course their is the AWS spectrum. Do we know if Apple has added support for the AWS frequencies in the new iP5S?
    It speaks nothing towards either OS.

    It's hardware, not software.
    04-08-2013 11:07 AM
  18. mulasien's Avatar
    When I left AT&T and went to Sprint when I purchased my first Android device, that was one of my fears, however, I made the change anyway and almost immediately realized that it was a non-issue and even to this day with my iPhone 5 on Verizon, it is still a non-issue. Keith is right, it is an AT&T marketing ploy that, in my opinion, won't affect the majority of users.
    Accept of course, those who it does actually effect, like some people above posted.

    Can't always get to a wifi spot when I need to send someone an email while on the phone with them (for work). It does happen.
    04-08-2013 11:13 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Accept of course, those who it does actually effect, like some people above posted.

    Can't always get to a wifi spot when I need to send someone an email while on the phone with them (for work). It does happen.
    You're right, but I did state that the "majority of users" wouldn't be affected. Of course, there are people who frequently use data & voice simultaneously. That is a given, however, I believe those users are low in numbers in comparison to those who have no real need for it.
    04-08-2013 11:19 AM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    Can't always get to a wifi spot when I need to send someone an email while on the phone with them (for work). It does happen.
    All fine, well, and good... for those people who've been long time Verizon customers who really did have a need to be on the phone and have an ability to send an email while talking, and their only internet available was not hardwired or wifi - just cellular - those people on Verizon have data solutions at their disposal that do not involve their phone - as in some sort of mobile hotspot device, a cellular capable netbook, tablet, or cellular modem for a laptop. Talk & surf on a phone is a non issue for the tech savvy long-term Verizon customer... AT&T uses talk&surf as FUD... a way to incite fear, uncertainty, and doubt among "low-tech/low information" consumers.
    04-08-2013 11:24 AM
  21. Peligro911's Avatar
    Accept of course, those who it does actually effect, like some people above posted.

    Can't always get to a wifi spot when I need to send someone an email while on the phone with them (for work). It does happen.
    If you need it why don't you switch to ATT ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    04-08-2013 12:52 PM
  22. mulasien's Avatar
    If you need it why don't you switch to ATT ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    I actually am on AT&T, and that's one (of several) reasons why I have no interest of going to Verizon.
    04-08-2013 01:11 PM
  23. natasftw's Avatar
    Accept of course, those who it does actually effect, like some people above posted.

    Can't always get to a wifi spot when I need to send someone an email while on the phone with them (for work). It does happen.
    It happens EXCEPT to people who understand "need" versus "prefer."

    The others were correct. It is a marketing gimmick designed to create a need where one simply doesn't exist.

    Let's examine your scenario. You're nowhere near wifi, so you must clearly be on the move.
    You're free to be sending emails, so we'll just assume you're not driving.
    The email is an absolute must to send, you're not currently talking to the other party. Hanging up and redialing isn't going to ruin your situation.

    I'm sure it can be convenient, although rarely. This does NOT constitute a "need."

    I'm glad you're content with AT&T. Just keep in mind: The gorgeous girl that's grown accustomed to her dates telling her how ugly she is and that she'll never find another that'll treat her any better as a result also think manufactured reasons lend to rational thinking.
    04-08-2013 01:24 PM
  24. mulasien's Avatar
    It happens EXCEPT to people who understand "need" versus "prefer."

    The others were correct. It is a marketing gimmick designed to create a need where one simply doesn't exist.

    Let's examine your scenario. You're nowhere near wifi, so you must clearly be on the move.
    You're free to be sending emails, so we'll just assume you're not driving.
    The email is an absolute must to send, you're not currently talking to the other party. Hanging up and redialing isn't going to ruin your situation.

    I'm sure it can be convenient, although rarely. This does NOT constitute a "need."

    I'm glad you're content with AT&T. Just keep in mind: The gorgeous girl that's grown accustomed to her dates telling her how ugly she is and that she'll never find another that'll treat her any better as a result also think manufactured reasons lend to rational thinking.
    So now I'm the girl who's being told she's ugly because she doesn't like <your favorite carrier>? Really? I mean.......really? Where the heck is this analogy going?

    This is just getting silly. Almost as silly as smartphone OS wars. All I was stating was that assumption that "no one REALLY needs talk and data at the same time" (hey, we could make a pretty girl/demeaning boyfriend analogy out of that, too) is a poor blanket statement to make. That's all.
    04-08-2013 01:31 PM
  25. kch50428's Avatar
    I actually am on AT&T, and that's one (of several) reasons why I have no interest of going to Verizon.
    So AT&T's FUD works on you??
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    04-08-2013 01:37 PM
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