Despite initial speculation that Verizon’s iPhone 5 with 4G LTE would support simultaneous voice/data service Verizon has confirmed that it will not work. This is a shock to a lot of customers because most 4G LTE handsets on Verizon support voice of 3G and data over 4G LTE at the same time.
According to Verizon the limitation is caused from Apple integrating the CDMA/LTE radios into one chip, rather than two. Brenda Raney, a Verizon spokeswoman says “It was an Apple decision” and users will still be able to use simultaneous voice/data service as long as they’re on a WiFI connection. If you’re an AT&T user don’t worry the iPhone 5 will still support simultaneous voice/data just like previous generations. Let us know in the comments below if this will be a dealbreaker for you.