iPhone 5

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  1. Jr Mouse

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    A couple people in the comments section are saying that they have read conflicting reports on this. It's possible that the PR spokesperson who reached out to them was misinformed. Hopefully this is the case, because it's not good news for anyone wanting to stick on one of those two carriers.
     


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    Verizon is by far the best carrier in my MSA. Could be another Android based phone in my future.
     


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    what't the big deal with that ? i never find myself wanting to use anything when on the phone (which i could while in wifi area for example)
     


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    If the Verge is misreporting here they will look like idiots. And that Verizon rep will be fired.

    My guess is that The Verge is reporting the truth, and that's a shame for Verizon customers looking to get an iPhone 5.
     


  5. Jr Mouse

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    Ok, I can confirm we are getting conflicting reports here. This is from Verizon's own Twitter account and it says that voice and data IS supported at the same time. http://twitter.com/VZWSupport/status/246015585434095617

    I guess we just need to wait for the final word to hit here. Someone's got the info wrong.
     


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    It's a useful feature to have and I use it frequently. Talking to a friend and need to look up something like a movie showing? Done. Directions? Done. Business call that requires you to forward a related email? Done.

    I couldn't live without being able to talk on my smartphone and use the data features while doing so.
     
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    good, someone should get fired now. I was :( for a moment
     


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    FTFY
     
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    Sorry but it appears the NY Times confirms this.
     


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    The 199$ are including a contract, with which you repay the remaing bucks over two years.
    In the UK, you get it sans contract and can get whatever you want to.
     


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    I'm not so sure about most cars. Many cars use USB but both of my cars don't and use the analog output signals on the 30-pin connector. I think many audio docks will be affected by this too unless the Lightning adapter has a DAC in it. I was going to preorder tonight but because of this uncertainty, I'll probably wait til October when the adapter ships to see what happens.
     


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    Isn't a contract just an agreement to pay a service charge which you have to pay anyway to use the phone ? How is that any different unless you keep switching carriers to pay same sum divided across diff companies
     
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    i'm switching from ATT to Verizon. that will bum me out.
     


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