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Mobile Hotspot vs. making/receiving calls - mutually exclusive???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Apache, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apache

    Apache Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I just got my Droid Razr Maxx to replace an HTC Thunderbolt. Great device, I like it. First time I used Mobile Hotspot on it today -- worked fine, so far, so good.

    Then I got a call, took the call... and the mobile hotspot connection died. I got off the call, and the hotspot connection came back.

    On my T-bolt I could do calls and be on mobile hotspot at the same time no problem. I would imagine one is supposed to be able to do that with the Razr Maxx too -- ???

    Please advise, thanks a lot

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  2. cbreze

    cbreze Android Enthusiast

    mine works the same, although I'm on 3G only. I thought maybe using 4G/LTE might be different.
  3. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    You can only do that on the Maxx when you're on 4g. You can't use data and voice simultaneously while on 3g, unlike your Thunderbolt.
  4. Apache

    Apache Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wow. Dealbreaker. Gotta send it back in that case.

    I'm a bit incredulous, why on earth would they do that?
  5. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    VERY FEW phones will do SVDO (simultaneous voice and data) on 3G...there may not be ANY new phones that do.

    Best check into it before you jump too fast.
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  6. bsweetness

    bsweetness Android Enthusiast

    I believe the Rezound does SVDO.

    What everyone has said so far is completely correct. Remember all of those commercials about the iPhone only being able to do simultaneous voice and data over 3G on AT&T and not on Verizon? That's because until the Thunderbolt, no CDMA device supported it. And even with the Thunderbolt, it unofficially supports it. You won't see that used as a selling point on any device because it's not a completely mature, ready for prime time technology. So far, HTC is the only company incorporating it on Verizon.

    You can do simultaneous voice and data on any LTE phone as long as you have a LTE signal, but the Thunderbolt and Rezound are the only devices on Verizon that allow it on 3G as well.

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