iPhone 5 won’t support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint

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Apple’s new iPhone 5 features support for LTE networks across the world, but it won’t be able to offer simultaneous voice and data on all of them. The Verge has confirmed with Verizon Wireless that the iPhone 5 won’t support the feature when its on the carrier’s cellular network, even if it connected to LTE. This is in contrast to the rest of the LTE phones in Verizon’s lineup, all of which support simultaneous voice and data when connected to LTE.

A Verizon spokesperson provided this comment on the matter:

“The iPhone 5 was designed to allow customers to place a voice call on the Verizon Wireless network, while letting customers access the Internet over the WiFi.”

AT&T has confirmed to us that its version of the iPhone 5 does indeed…

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