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    Default WiFi Tether and Phone Call Surprise

    I didn't think the GNex would allow tethering and a phone call at one time. I was pleasantly surprised tonight to discover that I could continue browsing Android Central on my computer while chatting with my wife.

    Is anyone else surprised or am I just late in getting the memo?

    Steve in CT
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    4g allows voice and data at the same time so it makes sense. I also tried it out a while back. Talked on the phone while watching slingbox on ipad that was tethered to phone via wifi.

    If you are on 3G connection on your phone, I don't believe it works. Your data will cut out for the phone call.

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    Default Re: WiFi Tether and Phone Call Surprise

    Quote Originally Posted by phattysalz View Post
    4g allows voice and data at the same time so it makes sense. I also tried it out a while back. Talked on the phone while watching slingbox on ipad that was tethered to phone via wifi.

    If you are on 3G connection on your phone, I don't believe it works. Your data will cut out for the phone call.

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    You are correct. LTE is data only so you're able to use it while voice goes over the CDMA network. You can't do simultaneous voice & data via 3G.
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    For some reason I thought only the thunderbolt allowed voice and data at the same time. I don't have LTE at home, so I wouldn't have had the opportunity to try it before now.

    Steve

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    Default Re: WiFi Tether and Phone Call Surprise

    If you weren't connected to LTE, then you must have been connected to Wi-Fi. The Verizon Nexus doesn't have the hardware for simultaneous voice and data over 3G.

    Unless you're saying you were on 4G and I'm misinterpreting your post.

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