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Verizon has confirmed that its version of the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous use of voice and data over its LTE network -- and that means Sprint's model won't, either.
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According to Apple, both Verizon and Sprint will offer the same version of the iPhone 5, so Sprint’s phone will not support simultaneous use either.
Verizon's first iPhone did not allow for simultaneous talking and data usage, a limitation of the company's CDMA network. There had been hope that an upgrade to LTE would fix the problem. Verizon's other LTE phones all offer simultaneous voice and data use over LTE.
AT&T's iPhone -- which uses GSM technology rather than CDMA -- does allow for simultaneous talking and web surfing.
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[via The Verge]
This story originally published on Mashable here.