1. prEvo's Avatar
    Guess not with Spark 4G. What's up.

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    Delirious D likes this.
    04-11-2014 07:30 PM
  2. BecomingDeath13's Avatar
    No, no spark devices support simultaneous voice and data. There's one radio in the phone. It can only handle one function at a time.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    04-11-2014 07:31 PM
  3. prEvo's Avatar
    I feel like I have been ripped off.
    04-11-2014 07:44 PM
  4. phoneaddict78's Avatar
    No it shuts off the data as soon as you use the phone. A way around it though I haven't tried myself would be to use talkatone or something that uses data for the phone.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using AC Forums mobile app
    DWR_31 likes this.
    04-11-2014 09:53 PM
  5. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    Keep the discussion civil and on-topic. Personal attacks and insults will not be tolerated. If you have nothing constructive to add to the discussion, I suggest that you refrain from posting. If you believe a post is inappropriate, then feel free to report it. Responding in kind is a violation of the forum rules. I suggest that those involved take the opportunity to review the forum rules.

    Thread has been cleaned up.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    DWR_31 likes this.
    04-12-2014 12:12 AM
  6. BecomingDeath13's Avatar
    I feel like I have been ripped off.
    Quite a few phones (even before spark devices) could only do one or the other, not both. I believe they're trying to get simultaneous voice and LTE (volte) into newer devices, but it's a relatively new technology and difficult to implement.

    I'm sorry you got misled with the G2. It's a fantastic phone; however, and there are a few ways around it. You could get whomever you're wishing to speak with onto a Skype phone call. With the voice call being transmitted over data, you'll still have access to your LTE.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    04-12-2014 02:01 AM
  7. trivor's Avatar
    Actually, all GSM phones were always able to do it and CDMA phones(Verizon & Sprint) couldn't
    With LTE (2 radios) all Verizon phones can do it. Sprint is attempting to maximize data rates so there must be a special design of Spark devices that won't allow it. All other GSM./LTE phones can do this.

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    04-12-2014 05:04 AM
  8. prEvo's Avatar
    Thanks for trimming the nasty people off here admin. Anyway, Spark is VERY fast. I can live with it, cause all video content can be streamed at the highest resolution no problem.
    But my Palm Pre could do data AND talk on a 3G connection. My OG Galaxy S and Gnex both could do both on 4G. It's just that it seems like it has gone backwards. Oh well. I am happy with my G2.
    04-12-2014 12:04 PM
  9. DWR_31's Avatar
    I use GrooveIP to access Google Voice and surf on my G2 at the same time.

    Sent from my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2. K00949438Yd FRAMILY!
    04-13-2014 01:02 AM
  10. rcdietz1's Avatar
    I actually have no problem with data and voice at the same time. Try following the steps I use. First open your browser, then use slide aside to hide it. Now open up the dialer, make a call (dial or use contacts, as normal), while the call is active, slide the browser window back open surf like as always. Slide the browser back closed, and the call is still there. You can even use speaker phone and talk while browsing. This does not work if you try to open phone app before browser, because the phone app does not support slide aside, therefore it has to the second app opened. One thing, after your call remember to close the slide aside window, or it will just stay open in the background. Hope this works for you, just remember, you have to open the browser first, and slide it aside before making call.
    Tritonemusic likes this.
    04-15-2014 09:38 AM
  11. Delirious D's Avatar
    I know.. I think the Samsung galaxy can..
    I thought I could to then realized I was at home using wifi..

    I came from blackberry so im used to it either way...
    no loss here
    04-15-2014 11:05 AM
  12. Mikey47's Avatar
    I actually have no problem with data and voice at the same time. Try following the steps I use. First open your browser, then use slide aside to hide it. Now open up the dialer, make a call (dial or use contacts, as normal), while the call is active, slide the browser window back open surf like as always. Slide the browser back closed, and the call is still there. You can even use speaker phone and talk while browsing. This does not work if you try to open phone app before browser, because the phone app does not support slide aside, therefore it has to the second app opened. One thing, after your call remember to close the slide aside window, or it will just stay open in the background. Hope this works for you, just remember, you have to open the browser first, and slide it aside before making call.
    Not that I don't believe you, but I don't believe you... ;-)

    When you do the steps above you must be on WiFi. No matter how you start things, there is only one radio for both voice and data.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-15-2014 11:47 AM
  13. Mobilestash's Avatar
    The HTC One m8 and the new S5 can not handle talk and surf at the same time. So sad to take a huge step backwards.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-18-2014 01:31 PM
  14. Delirious D's Avatar
    Don't our g2 have a sim card? Which makes it gsm as well right?
    04-19-2014 11:06 PM
  15. Mari213's Avatar
    I feel like I have been ripped off.
    01-28-2015 01:12 AM
  16. jalan94's Avatar
    Sprint's LTE network does not support voice, period. There is no such thing as VoLTE on Sprint. Voice is handled by the CDMA network and data is handled by the LTE network. You can not be on the Sprint CDMA network and the Sprint LTE network at same time no matter what device you have. To put two radios in that can simultaneously connect to CDMA and LTE does not exist an iPhone that I'm aware of. Apparently the carriers and the phone manufacturers have determined that to be an unacceptable user experience in terms of battery life and will not do it.

    When you are not on a call your phone camps on the LTE network and a technology called eCSFB is triggered when there is an incoming call. That technology tells your phone to switch over to the CDMA network in order to take the call. When you take the call you are no longer on the LTE network.

    Yes, Verizon has VoLTE and it is branded as advanced calling. Your phone must support advanced calling and your plan must support advance calling. You also must be in an advanced calling coverage area. The problem with their implementation is that if you take the call on their LTE network using VoLTE and while on the call you lose the 4G signal then your call drops. It will not transition to the CDMA network.

    Sprint deemed that unacceptable and placed their bet on the fact that more customers would be concerned about calls dropping then would be concerned about not being able to have simultaneous voice and data. Since you can still use wifi and a voice call on Sprint, I think they placed their bet correctly in my opinion.

    This all goes away someday when the carriers turn off their CDMA networks and only offer LTE. But we are years away from that even starting. The bottom line is that if you want simultaneous voice and data and also don't want to worry about dropping calls then your only choice in the United States is a GSM carrier.
    01-28-2015 04:27 PM
  17. prEvo's Avatar
    LG G2 sucks. I rarely get calls when i am on LTE. Actually, I don't get calls when i am on LTE. LG told me to use CDMA and to clear my cache. G2 is bull****. I returned it to LG for these same reasons, and they supposedly fixed them. Did not. F LG.
    02-18-2015 10:00 PM
  18. trinamorgan88's Avatar
    LG G2 sucks. I rarely get calls when i am on LTE. Actually, I don't get calls when i am on LTE. LG told me to use CDMA and to clear my cache. G2 is bull****. I returned it to LG for these same reasons, and they supposedly fixed them. Did not. F LG.
    That sounds more like your network then the phone.
    02-21-2015 09:20 AM
  19. prEvo's Avatar
    Can I say the F word about Spring and the G2?
    02-25-2015 11:12 PM

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