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Support No 3G while in a phone call?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Checkka, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Checkka

    Checkka Active Member
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    Does anyone else's 3G service not connect when they're in a phone call?
     

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  2. Dragoro

    Dragoro Well-Known Member
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    Cant talk and use the net at the same time. That is not limited to droid phones. Thats just part of cdma, the type of signal that verizon uses. (unless your on wifi at the time, then I think you can do both).
     
  3. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member
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    Yup - wifi allows both at the same time, only way on CDMA phones.

    When vzw rolls out LTE (next year?) you'll be able to call/surf at the same time.
     
  4. Checkka

    Checkka Active Member
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    Wow, Im surprised competing phone companies haven't pointed out this issue a little more. I had no idea about it.
     
  5. Super_Six_Two

    Super_Six_Two Well-Known Member
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    They have pointed it out. The only reason that you can do it on the other networks is because there voice and 3G Data networks are totally separate. If you want to read the full explanation you can read it here: http://androidforums.com/lounge/82363-why-cdma-better-than-gsm.html
    It's kind of a really long post but is worth reading if you have any real interest in cell technology.
     

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