1. Download the #1 Android News App:   EarlyBird - News for Android
    Dismiss Notice

Switch between SG3 and iPhone 5?

Last Updated:

  1. jkmasi

    jkmasi Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if the new iPhone 5 will take the same Verizon LTE sim card as the SG3? I would like to pick one up if switching back and forth between the two handsets will be easy.

    Switching from my iPhone 4s to my SG3 and back again is a pain, because if I activate my iPhone, and want to switch back to my SG3 in a few days, then I have to get a new LTE card.

  2. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Well from what I saw, the new iPhone is supposedly taking a pico-SIM, which means you will need an adaptor to go between the two...
  3. tdperry

    tdperry Well-Known Member

    It will require use of an adapter. Also, you can't do voice and data at the same time on Verizon or Sprint network unless you are connected via wifi on the iPhone. Now that I have that capability I have started using it frequently.
  4. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    You mean nano-SIM. Current phones are using micro-SIM cards. Pico-SIM will be the iphone 6. ;) We're closing in on your subscriber identity module being reduced to a grain of rice so it's easy to lose and will send people by droves to their doctors for anti-anxiety meds as they fear identity theft. It's a vicious circle of capitalism - LOL.

    If you have LTE coverage, you can do voice and data simultaneously as the CDMA signal carries voice. The iPhone 5 will now be capable since it is 4G LTE compatible. What you mention is true for the iPhone 4 or 4s.
    AntimonyER likes this.
  5. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Haha, I knew pico didn't sound right. Was thinking, what is the next smallest after micro :p. Thanks!

    iPhone will be the ONLY phone on Verizon where this is not true. Because Apple cheaped out and didn't include seperate antennas for CDMA and LTE. (All Android phones have seperate antennas) So a voice call will still cause data to stop.
  6. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Not true. The iPhone 5, even with LTE, is still not capable of doing both simultaneously on Verizon and Sprint. Apple is using different radios and it just can't be done.
  7. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the clarification. Did not know that Apple went the fail route on that.
  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Yep, my coworker who is on AT&T but dealing with awful signal, is EXTREMELY disappointed with this. He was going to switch to Verizon, but says he can't live without SVDO. Of course he defended Apple vigorously, saying it was Verizon's fault. I asked him how it is Verizon's fault, considering every other LTE phone on Verizon can do it, and the only reason the iPhone can't is because Apple made a design decision not to include additional antennas. Said Apple was just being smart with their manufacturing and design process, and its Verizon's CDMA network that is at fault. Nevermind that when AT&T goes to VoLTE, and shuts down their GSM network (ok, in a long long time), their iPhone will have the same problem :p
    jkmasi likes this.
  9. tdperry

    tdperry Well-Known Member

    No, what I mean is for the iPhone 5. It WILL NOT be able to do both. There are already numerous articles about it out.
  10. 318sugarhill

    318sugarhill New Member

    Very interesting since I can do voice and data on 3G with my HTC rezound on Verizon, as well as on 4G.
  11. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    Well, you can do it if you're connected to wifi. The voice goes over 3G (or 4G) and the data is accessed simultaniously over the wif connection. :smokingsomb:
  12. Nyobie

    Nyobie Member

    I'm confused. I just had my first Facetime video call. My Verizon iPhone 4S and a friend's AT&T phone did voice and video simultaneously. It worked. Not flawlessly. But it worked.
  13. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    By simultaneous voice and data, they mean you can't make a phone call and use 3G data simultaneously. Using facetime, you are just using data.
  14. Nyobie

    Nyobie Member

    Yeah, I get it. Just like Skype but using wireless data, not broadband thru a cable company.

Share This Page