No 3g while on a phone call
While I was on a phone call today, I tried going online to check my email and browse the web; come to find out I get a message saying that I did not have an internet connection. I thought I was not in a 3g area, but then again, I always get 3g where I am at. So I tried it again; made a phone call and tried browsing the web and I noticed that my 3g icon was not showing up on the top of my screen.
Noticing that I could not get 3g while I was on my phone call, I went to sprint and asked their manager if my phone was having any problems or if it's just a signal issue. He stated since the EVO is a 4g phone, we can only access the web while on a phone call when there is a 4g signal. I found that strange. Why would sprint do this? Especially since 4g kills battery life a lot. I wonder if the OTA update relieves battery draining with 4g turned on. The EVO is capable of 3g signal with ease. With my pre I could log online via 3g while on a phone call.
Asking a sprint store manager or rep it's hard to tell if they are telling the truth or just making up some b.s. Does anyone here know if this is true? If its is, then I guess I would have to wait til 4g is up and running in the bay by the end of the summer or year.yEzZiR! - samsung n400 w/camera > Sanyo mm7400 > Sanyo VM4500> Samsung Instinks > Palm pre > HTC EVO 4g
- 07-10-2010, 10:35 PM #2
- 07-10-2010, 10:35 PM #3Banned
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Its CDMA and how it operates. Verizon is the same. Only GSM providers can do calls + data at the same time ie: ATT + Tmobile.
Don't worry, CDMA is better than GSM as far as reception quality goes. It penetrates walls + concrete much easier than GSM can because it operates on a lower frequency.
- 07-10-2010, 10:44 PM #4
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Your signature says you used the Samsung Instinct and palm pre, both sprint phones. So you've been with Sprint for a while and you only just realised that you can't simultaneously access data and voice while on 3G?
Anyway that's why ATT had an ad campaign around being able to do both (voice and data) at the same time. It was a dig at Verizon not being able to; Verizon and Sprint are both CDMA.
As others have pointed out, you can do it as long as you aren't using 3G for data access. So 4G or wifi will work fine.
It is impossible for you to access voice and data over 3G with the Palm Pre. You must have had wifi on and didn't realize that's how you are accessing data.
- Yeah like the others have stated, this isn't technically possible.yEzZiR! - samsung n400 w/camera > Sanyo mm7400 > Sanyo VM4500> Samsung Instinks > Palm pre > HTC EVO 4g
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I wonder how it'll turn out.
But sprint needed something temporary.
They needed something to get onto the level of the other two carriers.
Wiimax was probably a good choice for giving them a jumpstart.
Again, we'll see how Sprint holds up. I actually like Sprint and Dan Hesse, so we'll see.
if i was in europe i'd get a gsm phone cuz that's the standard there. As for havin two other smart phone before the EVO, I guess I was simply not paying attention to it. Sue me. hah!
Last edited by JERAVICIOUS; 07-11-2010 at 02:21 AM.yEzZiR! - samsung n400 w/camera > Sanyo mm7400 > Sanyo VM4500> Samsung Instinks > Palm pre > HTC EVO 4g
- Again, we'll see how Sprint holds up. I actually like Sprint and Dan Hesse, so we'll see.
- 07-11-2010, 11:11 AM #18HTC Evo 4G 2.2
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- 07-11-2010, 03:38 PM #19
And yes It's funny that this poster has used cdma this long but didn't realize cdma has never been able to do voice and data at the same time. :-)
- 07-11-2010, 03:50 PM #20BROKE MY WRIST AND TYPING ONE-HANDED! Please forgive all typos.
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Have not counted any push pins it is on a chart for global carriers and the number of towers deployed vs the number of potential customers.
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