While you might think the Verizon iPhone’s biggest problems are its inferior data speeds, no talking while using data, or minimal international usability, we have discovered an even bigger issue, and its a true killer for consumers and business users alike. That’s the lack of being able to have a conference call with more than three people (including yourself), being able to switch between phone calls or to be able to hang up on just one person in a conference call. 9to5mac reader Eric F. worked with us on the above video that demonstrates the flaw in Verizon’s iPhone 4.

As business users in particular can imagine, not being able to have a conference call with more than two other people can be detrimental for an important deal you are trying to make over the phone, and can even be an issue for families who are trying to connect over their iPhones together. Another issue is the Verizon iPhone’s inability of handling call swapping. This means you cannot take one of your conference callers on private, like on the AT&T iPhone, and when you touch end call both calls will automatically hang up. Thanks, Eric F. and Julie!

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One Response to “Verizon iPhone can't swap calls, do more than a three person conference call”

  1. Seth Crews says:

    Got the iPhone 5 in June and switched to Verizon from AT&T. I am able to place a call, put it on hold, place another and merge the two together. I am, however, not able to receive an incoming call while on the line with an existing call and merge the two. I am also unable to drop one call independently of the other. I must hang up on both to end either call. I called Verizon about this last week and even the Level 2 Tech Support rep had to research this issue. He communicated that the issue lies in the fact that Apple has not fully developed the hardware of the iPhone 5 for Verizon to enable equitable multiple party call functionality to that of AT&T’s. It was communicated that the reason AT&T’s service offers this functionality is because of the years of development of the iPhone on AT&T’s GSM network. Verizon uses a CDMA network (along with Sprint) and Apple has yet to equip the iPhone to fully function on CDMA networks. Is this functionality we could look for in the iPhone 5S?

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