1. n8nagel's Avatar
    A little disappointed... Waze seems to lose connection if I'm on the phone (hands free of course.). Is this because I have an iffy signal because I Don't have a car kit & then by necessity the phone has to sit down low in the ashtray, or is this how it really works? Haven't had this issue since I ditched my first smart phone which was an OG Evo (and I disliked a lot about that phone and had much better luck with the string of Motorola phones that succeeded it.). Am I going to regret not just switching carriers so I could get another Motorola?
    04-17-2015 07:10 PM
  2. cmurgia's Avatar
    It's because of Sprint Spark. Unless you're on Wi-Fi, you will lose data while on a call.

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  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which carrier?
    04-17-2015 07:19 PM
  4. n8nagel's Avatar
    Sprint. But I've been with them for ages, and have had data while talking for ~5 years now? Am hoping this is just because of poor reception due to not being in windshield...

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    04-17-2015 07:22 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You've been with them for a while, but they can still do things like upgrade local towers (which can cause temporary issues during the upgrade process)--or maybe one of your towers is down.
    04-17-2015 09:47 PM
  6. cmurgia's Avatar
    It's because of Sprint Spark. Unless you're on Wi-Fi, you will lose data while on a call.

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    04-17-2015 09:57 PM
  7. n8nagel's Avatar
    That's a big step backwards. What is sprint spark anyway? (Scurries off to google)

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    04-18-2015 05:29 AM
  8. davidtm's Avatar
    I don't think that simultaneous voice and data has ever been possible on CDMA networks (Sprint & Verizon) without being on Wi-Fi

    Sent from Tapatalk on either my HTC One M9 or Tab4 10.1, it kinda depends
    04-18-2015 07:29 AM
  9. Jason_A's Avatar
    I don't think that simultaneous voice and data has ever been possible on CDMA networks (Sprint & Verizon) without being on Wi-Fi

    Sent from Tapatalk on either my HTC One M9 or Tab4 10.1, it kinda depends
    Some of the older phones had dual modems, so you could have simultaneous voice and data. With the new VoLTE services, you're able to do it on newer phones and on networks that have it enabled.

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    04-18-2015 08:00 AM
  10. n8nagel's Avatar
    I don't think that simultaneous voice and data has ever been possible on CDMA networks (Sprint & Verizon) without being on Wi-Fi

    Sent from Tapatalk on either my HTC One M9 or Tab4 10.1, it kinda depends
    Both my Motorola Photon and Photon Q could do it, I've been happily doing it since 2011ish and assumed that this was a common capability, didn't even ask...
    04-18-2015 08:27 AM
  11. wildclip's Avatar
    Both my Motorola Photon and Photon Q could do it, I've been happily doing it since 2011ish and assumed that this was a common capability, didn't even ask...
    I think it's due to the Sprint network and the single radio being used now. I know they were rolling out an update to their cell towers to make the hand off work better, but I don't think it's been completed. One of the many reasons I left Sprint.

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    04-18-2015 02:37 PM
  12. dasaucemasta's Avatar
    I upgraded from the droid dna which I was always able to use phone and internet at the same time. Now, when I'm on the phone and try to say refresh my email I actually get a message stating I can't use the internet while on the phone. Seems ridiculous to me. I'm on Verizon.
    04-19-2015 04:32 PM
  13. davidtm's Avatar
    I remember reading that newer phones have a single radio, in anticipation of widespread VoLTE which will allow simultaneous voice and data.

    Sent from Tapatalk on either my HTC One M9 or Tab4 10.1, it kinda depends
    04-19-2015 05:39 PM
  14. jwbekens's Avatar
    Sprint EVO 4G LTE could and can still do it. (Data and voice at same time.)
    04-19-2015 06:26 PM
  15. wildclip's Avatar
    Sprint is slow to the volte stuff, that with a single radio means you can't surf and talk with them

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    04-19-2015 08:41 PM
  16. rsdroid's Avatar
    I upgraded from the droid dna which I was always able to use phone and internet at the same time. Now, when I'm on the phone and try to say refresh my email I actually get a message stating I can't use the internet while on the phone. Seems ridiculous to me. I'm on Verizon.
    I upgraded from the DNA as well. I don't know if this is true on other networks, but on Verizon, simultaneous data and voice calls work, but you have to enable it. Go to Settings, Advanced Calling and enable the Advanced Calling and you'll have it working. No extra charge. Not sure why this is not the default setting, but it does work on the Verizon M9.
    04-20-2015 07:44 AM
  17. Wayne Sanders's Avatar
    I don't think that simultaneous voice and data has ever been possible on CDMA networks (Sprint & Verizon) without being on Wi-Fi

    Sent from Tapatalk on either my HTC One M9 or Tab4 10.1, it kinda depends
    Of course it has...and i can still do it now on Verizon
    04-20-2015 08:58 AM
  18. n8nagel's Avatar
    I upgraded from the DNA as well. I don't know if this is true on other networks, but on Verizon, simultaneous data and voice calls work, but you have to enable it. Go to Settings, Advanced Calling and enable the Advanced Calling and you'll have it working. No extra charge. Not sure why this is not the default setting, but it does work on the Verizon M9.
    Advanced Calling is in the top menu under Settings? I don't appear to have that option on Sprint.
    04-20-2015 09:01 AM
  19. rsdroid's Avatar
    Advanced Calling is in the top menu under Settings? I don't appear to have that option on Sprint.
    Yes, right under Data Usage. Here's a screen shot.
    Attached Thumbnails No data while on phone?-1429539236134.jpg  
    04-20-2015 09:14 AM
  20. n8nagel's Avatar
    Here's what I have on Sprint

    No data while on phone?-screenshot_2015-04-20-11-18-52-1-.jpg

    then I hit "More" and get this

    No data while on phone?-screenshot_2015-04-20-11-18-58-1-.jpg

    So I have more options, but not that one...
    04-20-2015 10:22 AM
  21. mfreeland's Avatar
    Can't do it on Sprint yet. Verizon just started. The old phones, including my HTC Evo 3G Lte had multiple radios so you could do both. Phones now have a single radio in anticipation of voice over LTE protocol. It will roll out eventually for all carriers, then the newer phones (M8, M9....) will have have the capability again......
    04-20-2015 06:41 PM
  22. not_addicted77's Avatar
    I upgraded from the DNA as well. I don't know if this is true on other networks, but on Verizon, simultaneous data and voice calls work, but you have to enable it. Go to Settings, Advanced Calling and enable the Advanced Calling and you'll have it working. No extra charge. Not sure why this is not the default setting, but it does work on the Verizon M9.
    Thanks for this. I just got the M9 as of yesterday. I was like I know the M9 has surf and talk. On Verizon as well. I missed using HTC sense. I had the DNA then m7.
    09-30-2015 04:29 PM

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