iPhone 5 Not Juggling Calls, Data For Some Carriers

Is the iPhone 5 Not Living up to its Hype?
It seems to Be Having Some Birthing Pains.
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While there are a lot of new things Apple Inc.’s new iPhone 5 can do, there’s still something it can’t – juggle calls and data over some US carriers.

The New York Times reported the iPhone 5 for Verizon Wireless and Sprint cannot handle a call and data activity over the cellular network simultaneously, though it can do so over Wi-Fi.

“The iPhone 5 is designed to allow customers to make voice calls on the Verizon Wireless network and surf the Web on Wi-Fi. It was an Apple decision,” the NYT quoted Brenda Raney, a Verizon Wireless spokeswoman, as saying in an e-mail.

It said this is partly because 4G LTE networks at present do not handle voice calls but only data. Thus, calls on a 4G LTE smartphone are routed through the older 2G or 3G network.

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by — LBG, GMA News