There has been a lot of hoopla about the new iPhone 5’s radio and how it won’t do simultaneous data and voice calls on Verizon and Sprint.
For Jon Gruber this isn’t an issue:
This is unfortunate, but it’s not going to keep me from switching to Verizon with my upgrade to the iPhone 5. I know some people use this feature, because I hear from them every time I write that it’s no big deal, but for me personally, I can’t remember ever wanting to use data while on a phone call. I just don’t make that many phone calls, for one thing. For another, the limitation only applies to cellular data — Wi-Fi works during phone calls on all iPhones.
I too wanted to switch to Verizon with the iPhone 5 but having simultaneous voice and data is just too important to me. The critical use case is trying to use GPS navigation while on a phone call. That happens to me all the time and I don’t want to have to end my call to find directions.
So for now I’ll have to stay with AT&T although I’m not happy about it.
I actually bought a Verizon iPhone 5. My AT&T reception is just too problematic where I live so I decided to switch over. I’m not happy about the lack of simultaneous voice and data access but dropped calls are worse.