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Simultaneous Voice and Data on iphone 5?

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Journeyman

Simultaneous Voice and Data on iphone 5?

Will the iphone 5 support simultaneous voice and data on Sprint?

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Wizard

After further research, it seems that the iPhone 5 on both Sprint and Verizon will not support data and voice simultaneously.

I have read articles that Apple made the decision to have a single radio design for both lte and voice which is different than our current lte devices that use two different radios etc.

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Wizard

While connected to WIFI and 4G/LTE network, yes, voice and data will work simultaneously.

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Wizard

^^^ Can you provide a source where I can find such information regarding the iPhone 5 on Sprint's network?

Thanks.

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  • Simultaneous Voice and Data (SVD) can be achieved when connected to a WiFi router.
    Note: Users may also achieve SVD when connected to Sprint’s LTE or CDMA networks. 
     
  • Users may not see a consistent SVD experience on Sprint’s networks based on numerous conditions.  
    • SVD should not be guaranteed to our external customers.
  • SVDO is possible on Sprint’s LTE phones/handsets, without assistance of LTE or WiFi, utilizing 1x and DO.  
    • Works only in optimal network conditions. 
    • Experience not consistent with SVDO; in weaker coverage, voice will take sole priority.
  • Provide consistent message to customers with past SVD talking points.  
    • SVD can be achieved with either LTE or WiFi coverage.  
    • CDMA + LTE, or CDMA + WiFi should be the primary combinations to achieve simultaneous voice and data, as with previous phones/handsets.  
    • If utilizing SVDO, the experience will vary, however, if in optimal conditions data speed will be consistent with EvDO speeds.
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Journeyman

So what if I'm using Maps navigation on the iPhone 5 while I'm driving.  Will I not be able to receive calls?

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Wizard

Voice should overdrive data. If you are using data and a call comes through, it should exit the navigation and allow you to answer the call.

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Wizard

After further research, it seems that the iPhone 5 on both Sprint and Verizon will not support data and voice simultaneously.

I have read articles that Apple made the decision to have a single radio design for both lte and voice which is different than our current lte devices that use two different radios etc.

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Journeyman

Voice and Data works. Doing it on my iPhone 4s now. waiting on a sprint rep and surfing through safari

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Journeyman

Were you connected to wifi?

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Wizard

If you are connected to WIFI, voice and data does work, not when using the 3G network on the 4s.

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