Something Odd I just discovered...I think


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  1. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay first this is about Sprint Hero
    1)So I'm not stupid. I purposely posted here because a lot of people here are former hero users and they are quite knowledgeable about this phone and sprint...so no need for any flames or rude comments

    just throwing that out there...

    Anywhoo...

    So i'm talking to my friend about our plans tomorrow and I get a message alert while im on the hero talking so i don't check it.

    It alerts me again two mins later so i check and it's a pic message from my friend Jeremy.

    The reason I am so shocked is because Sprint is CDMA and I used to have verizon and one of the faults against them was the fact that you can't do data at the same time.

    So how did I get a pic while i am on the phone...I am still currently on the phone with her and I just took a picture of myself on my cam and sent a picture back to jeremy and it sent...

    So how is this possible? I do have wi-fi set up but i mean that has nothing to do with it.

    Also, if this has already been answered. My apologies.
     

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    Oridus Well-Known Member

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    Was the Wi-Fi active and connected to a network? Wifi data + voice on CDMA will work at the same time.
     
  3. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

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    I get texts while on phone calls all the time. I don't think that's anything new or strange?
     
  4. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah it's connected to my home network
    but the internet browsing i get...i've been doing
    that.

    But im literally sending pix of myself now testing it out because i could never do this on verizon.

    Anytime i would have my friends send me pix, i'd have to get off and then download it and then call back
     
  5. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    no not text...mms
     
  6. bossxii

    bossxii Well-Known Member

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    If your wifi is on, it has everything to do with it. Data, in this case the picture is coming via the wifi network while the CDMA network handles the voice data. Just as with Sprints new Wimax network will allow the same situation anywhere we have coverage.
     
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    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i don't think so because if that was the case a lot of ppl wouldn't be complaining that you couldn't download picture messages when wi-fi was connected.

    like it's not a big deal...its actually a great thing seeing how i no longer have to get off the phone to send pictures to ppl anymore or to receive their pictures but i really would love to find an answer.

    I know Sprint Heroes are not wi-max/4g capable
    and I know for a fact my verizon phone could never send pix message while on a voice call and it would never browse the internet while on a voice call besides browsing on wi-fi
    and Sprint and Verizon are CDMA.

    And no pic message is a little different from SMS from i understand...
    but thank u both for your help i guess lol hopefully more will reply to this
     
  9. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    Umm I may be wrong here but both MMS and SMS transmit over cellular and not WiFi. Actually I just put my phone on Airplane mode and turned WiFi on. Tried to send an MMS and it kept giving me an unable to send error until I turned cell back on

    Update: as per post below I tried sending while on phone with WiFi off and it would not send the MMS..With WiFi on it sent the picture fine.
     
  10. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No Don't put your hero(or whatever phone you have) on airplane....
    be using the phone as a voice call and then try to send a picture message
    to someone
     
  11. BigRick10

    BigRick10 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so how bout you turn off your wifi and try sending a pic. I have always received txt message while on a call and able to reply to them on my BB Tour. I haven't tried mms though
     
  12. sikclown

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    Yup it sends via WiFi. I tried it with WiFi off and it kept telling me it needed internet access to send the picture. As far as SMS those come in over cell just like a second call would. I need to go back and edit my first post.
     
  13. freeza

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    Picture Messages worked fine for me on my Touch Pro2 during a call if wifi or activesync was connected. data is data is data....
     
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    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ugh well im off the phone now. let me try wi-fi less lol
     
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    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    okay so yeah i guess it is the wi-fi
    i just never knew u could send over wi-fi
    i thought it had to be via the network
     
  16. freeza

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    Legit assumption, considering it was a setting on my Touch Pro2, to allow messages to be downloaded over the cellular network vs any data connection available. :p
     
  17. seigex

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    SMS rides over the control channel for 1XRTT .. while MMS basically sends a text message with a link so the phone still has to go over the internet to download the picture
     
  18. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    Yup me too. Interesting though that it won't send via WiFi if it is in airplane mode... Hmm although I guess that makes sense because it is basically an SMS with an attachment.
     
  19. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well ihave learned a couple of new things today :)
    almost thought i had 4g...then i remembered..

    "Carmen, you won't have your evo till saturday...till then it's a hero...on 3g lol"
     
  20. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member

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    no cause sms on hero comes across the voice lines and there unnoticable you can always get them
     

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