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  1. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    ok people how many fo you would like to surf the net and talk on your phone at the same time?????? Well i know i do, so how come sprint is so far behind???
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    CDMA technology vs GSM...

    ... or just use WiFi.
     
  3. acp

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  4. hood420

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    It would be nice, but I would probably only use it about once every month or two. How is Sprint behind? I thought only AT&T had that feature.
     
  5. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    Your right only AT&T phones could do that and thats why i said sprint is behind. Or maybe its just me.
     
  6. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    So if i use wifi can i surf the net and talk at the same time?
     
  7. tatonka_Hero

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    i have absolutely no use for talking and surfing the web at the same time. I can see where people would have the need, but I don't. I can barely talk and walk at the same time, let alone surf the web lol
     
  8. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    lol
     
  9. regression

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    Like someone else said, GSM vs CDMA. GSM phones (AT&T / T-Mobile) can using voice and data (on the cell network) at the same time. CDMA phones (Sprint / Verizon) cannot.
     
  10. Xandria

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    I wish I could. About once a week or more I am on the phone and want to get an answer from the web, or check a movie time, or whatever. More than a few times I have wanted to check my email while on the phone to get some info for the call. It would be nice. :)
     
  11. Nucleartx

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    Only 3G/UMTS can do voice and data at the same time, not while using gsm gprs/edge networks.
     
  12. Kelmar

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    Yes. You're using the cell network for the call and WiFi for the web.
     
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  13. jmxp69

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    Truth in advertising should require a statement in those adds suggesting you can surf and drop calls at the same time too. You couldn't *give* me AT&T service.

    There's an old saying in management: "Do the right things right." T should focus on making sure the phone works, but I guess gimmicks are needed when masking the brutal truth.
     
  14. bucketheadmn

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    T-Mobile can as well - just as others have said before is it GSM (which T-Mobile is) vs CDMA.

    Only reason I wanted to add something is that did not realize that the new AT&T commercials were actually making a difference with some people. What is the difference of having someone wait on hold (and burn up minutes) to look on the web (can you talk on your phone and ACTUALLY LOOK at the screen at the same time? - maybe speaker phone, but do you use that in public?).

    VERSUS saying "Let me check and call you right back so you do not need to sit on hold while I look." To me this is the more practical way to do it, but then again everyone has different opinions on it.
     
  15. dominicanyor

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    ok i GOT IT.
     
  16. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    I know especially when i want to sent directions or information and still be talking at the same time.
     
  17. dominicanyor

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    I did not know that. wow cool
     
  18. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    lol well said.
     
  19. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member
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    Agree.
     
  20. NYCHitman1

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    I've never really had the need or desire to use the web while I was on my phone but then again I don't talk much on my phone as it is so I can always use the web when necessary.
     
  21. Thefoodman52

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    The only practical use I can think of for this would be if you needed to do something like order tickets or check on an arrival time for the preston on the other end of the phone
     
  22. EgeBamyasi

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    How timely. I just saw this post after doing a search for this very topic. Here's what happened to me today. Let me first add it's not how often you use the feature (IF it had it), but the importance of having it when you need it to.

    -GF calls - she's driving a friend to an emergency meeting.
    -She can't find the place, she's lost.
    -She calls me - I'm on a bike ride. "I'll check google maps and call you right back." (like someone suggested).
    -But, umm, what in the hell were all those street names again? OK, have a smartphone but then have to memorize all the street names and where to turn left or right and THEN call her back.
    -Call her back to give her the directions.
    -She calls back a few minute later. She's still lost.
    -"OK - I think this will work - stay on the line - I'm going to try to check google maps again while I have you on". It worked for about 3 seconds and then poof, she's gone.

    But wait, now I know that I can use WiFi instead - "hold on dear - I have to first enable my WiFi, then I can check google maps for you." Oh, but wait, I'm out in the middle of freakin' Wisconsin country roads on my bike. Mmm, maybe I'll go ask that cow over there if there's a hotspot around one of these pastures...
     
  23. Taterus Maximus

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    Sprint said they were testing this with the Evo on 4G, haven't heard anything else on it.
     
  24. Thefoodman52

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    The only practical use I can think of for this would be if you needed to do something like order tickets or check on an arrival time for the preston on the other end of the phone
     
  25. DFRESH

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    It would be cool if we was able to download pics when we on the phone...
     
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