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  1. robo123

    robo123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My phone will not allow me to search the internet while I'm on a call. Isn't this something the Eris should do?
     

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  2. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    No, it's a function of the CDMA network.
     
  3. smacky

    smacky Banned

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    If you're on 3G, no, you can't. 3G shuts off when a call is made or received.

    Use WiFi.
     
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    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Should? Yes

    Can? No
     
  5. truelove79

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    Don't watch much TV do ya? Apple's been pounding this into our heads for months now.
     
  6. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    3G data shuts off ;)
     
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    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    That is what the little man in my phone that flips the switch told me.
     
  8. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member

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    maybe its a data load issue that verizon doesn't want to kill voice quality and the battery drain?
     
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    YUP, AT&T touts this as a great feature of the iPhone. I really don't see the use for it though, and our phones can still do it on WiFi anyways. But can the iPhone stream Pandora, browse the web, and have a text convo at the same same? I don't think so.
     
  10. NKT

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    No, it has to do with the way that CDMA handles the voice and data carriers. They are separate. GSM utilizes combined carriers.
     
  11. robo123

    robo123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I've seen the iPhone commercials, but I just assumed that was something Droid has been able to do all along. Oh well, it's not that big of deal, I was just curious.
     
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    Don't believe the iPhone commercials though. The iPhone can't keep a phone call going long enough to really make this feature useful anyway. The call is usually dropped before you get the browser open. ;)
     
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    robo123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Good point. I don't think there is a feature in existence that would convince me to go with at&t.
     
  14. smacky

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    What's the difference?
     
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    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Technically, there's 3G voice as well, but that gets more into semantics...
     
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    What are you, an anti-Semantic? :rolleyes:
     
  17. smacky

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    If it is a CDMA thing, then the only carriers in the US that could be able to do it would be AT&T and T-Mobile. It's not a phone thing, it's a carrier thing.
     
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    Actually, Apple touts this as a great feature of the iPhone, not AT&T. The awful AT&T ads with Luke Wilson don't even mention it.
     
  20. OfTheDamned

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    They have one that does. The guy has two different droids and is trying to surf and talk at the same time while dropping one of the phones repeatedly. I was in a bar when the add came on and a 70 something year old woman yelled out, "That is so stupid! Why doesn't the idiot use bluetooth?!?" I, along with several others, loled very hard. :D
     
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    Actually, that douche Luke does talk about it. They've put out a bevy of ads of late and they just keep getting worser.... (that's right I said it!!! :cool:)
     
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    Ahh, I must have missed the AT&T ones that talk about talking and surfing. The Apple ones are really well done, they showcase practical use cases, that make me almost miss the ability to talk and surf at the same time. But the AT&T ads are just stupid.
     
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    Practical? Paying a $150 for some flowers is practical?
     
  24. truelove79

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    Hehe, okay, maybe not THAT particular detail.
     
  25. grvthang

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    A buddy of mine called me on my Eris while he was driving, and asked me for directions (I was on my home Wi-Fi network). I was able to open Google Maps, but it froze up when I tried to search directions. I ended up having to go to my pc so that I could talk and look up directions at the same time.
     

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