3G during phone calls

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sjahn82, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. sjahn82

    sjahn82 New Member
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    New to smartphones so please excuse the question if its idiotic.

    If i press the home screen during a phone call to multitask I find that I no longer have 3g capabilities. Intended?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member
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    Thats just how CDMA works. It doesnt do data and calls at the same time. GSM (AT&T - TMO - Pretty much the rest of the world) does data and voice at the same time.
     
  3. sjahn82

    sjahn82 New Member
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    Ah ok thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  4. mallock

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    I just read that a newer standard has been approved for CDMA that will allow voice and data at the same time. However it will be a couple of years before Verizon gets all of the channel cards swapped out and it will probably require newer phones that support it.

    Here is the link to the tech info if anyone is interested: CDG : News & Events : CDG Press Releases

    -Mallock
     
  5. blazingwolf

    blazingwolf Well-Known Member
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    Verizon is switching to LTE so I doubt we will be seeing this. The rollout is supposed to start next year.
     
  6. dakster

    dakster Well-Known Member
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    You can use wifi while on the phone though, I just tested that out. Surfing the web and such while talking on the phone works fine.
     

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