1. drudawg's Avatar
    Does anyone know if you will be able to talk and surf when not on WiFi on any of the carriers in the US?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-21-2015 03:11 PM
  2. tech_fan's Avatar
    If it works like the Note Edge, then yes. You just have to turn on Advanced Calling.
    03-21-2015 03:57 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    AT&T yes you can talk and surf....I think it depends on the carrier
    03-21-2015 04:15 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Been doing it for years on AT&T.
    03-21-2015 05:05 PM
  5. Cobravision's Avatar
    Yes, this is carrier related. Typically, you can do it on gsm but not CDMA.
    You can on Verizon if the handset supports volte.
    03-21-2015 05:06 PM
  6. drudawg's Avatar
    Thanks all! I was able to do it on sprint with the S3 but not with the S4 or S5.

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    03-21-2015 08:51 PM
  7. snobrdr2324's Avatar
    Thanks all! I was able to do it on sprint with the S3 but not with the S4 or S5.

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    You won't on this phone either until VoLTE is rolled out which I wouldn't expect this year from sprint. The s3 could because it was a non "Sprint Spark" device. Every phone Sprint has been releasing for the last couple years has been a Triband "Spark" device and these all can't do simultaneous voice and data for technical reasons I won't bother with for brevity. Just know that any Sprint phone to have come out in the last ~2 years and any device that's going to come out from here on out will not support simultaneous voice and sata on Sprint until they launch VoLTE which is at least a year out.

    GSM networks like ATT/Tmobile have the technology to do voice/data built in at the network level where Verizon and Sprints 3G networks do not support voice/data. Since LTE is a GSM technology Verizon can do it when on a VoLTE call and many of Verizons and non Spark Sprint Android phones support it as long as you are connected to their LTE network even if the call is going over 3G by having 2 antenna paths, one for calls and one for data where Sprint Spark phones only have 1 antenna path and it can be either calls or data.
    03-22-2015 11:20 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    You won't on this phone either until VoLTE is rolled out which I wouldn't expect this year from sprint. The s3 could because it was a non "Sprint Spark" device. Every phone Sprint has been releasing for the last couple years has been a Triband "Spark" device and these all can't do simultaneous voice and data for technical reasons I won't bother with for brevity. Just know that any Sprint phone to have come out in the last ~2 years and any device that's going to come out from here on out will not support simultaneous voice and sata on Sprint until they launch VoLTE which is at least a year out.

    GSM networks like ATT/Tmobile have the technology to do voice/data built in at the network level where Verizon and Sprints 3G networks do not support voice/data. Since LTE is a GSM technology Verizon can do it when on a VoLTE call and many of Verizons and non Spark Sprint Android phones support it as long as you are connected to their LTE network even if the call is going over 3G by having 2 antenna paths, one for calls and one for data where Sprint Spark phones only have 1 antenna path and it can be either calls or data.
    Sounds like I made a good choice staying with AT&T for 20 years.
    03-22-2015 11:46 AM
  9. linebusy's Avatar
    This is why I'm moving to AT&T after being with Verizon for nearly 20 years myself. It's technology... you can't take away features or usability, you can only charge more for it.
    03-22-2015 08:03 PM
  10. Inders99's Avatar
    Sounds like I made a good choice staying with AT&T for 20 years.
    I wouldn't mind leaving Big Evil but I have no idea how reception at my house would be with AT&T. Buying the S6 from AT&T then having it bomb at my house would be a disaster since my phone is also my business line. That would be one heck of an expensive experiment.
    03-22-2015 08:15 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    I will list out how each phone will work when it comes to Voice & Data.


    AT&T - It will work since GSM can handle both (regardless of VoLTE)

    Sprint - You will need to be on VoLTE but .. If I am not mistaken .. I haven't seen Sprint launch it yet so basically only with WiFi

    T-Mobile - Same as AT&T

    Verizon - It will work with WiFi or VoLTE (Advanced Calling)
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    03-23-2015 10:00 AM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Verizon will definitely release the s6 with volte enabled out of the box, but just remember that on Verizon it will only work when on 4GLTE.

    For gsm, even without volte, it will drop to hspa+.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    03-23-2015 10:06 AM
  13. mjcecil's Avatar
    I will list out how each phone will work when it comes to Voice & Data.

    ...clip...

    Verizon - It will work with WiFi or VoLTE (Advanced Calling)
    I'm using an S5 on Verizon, and I am on a call and surfing at this moment. I have verified through Settings-> Advanced Calling that Advanced calling is not active on my line. I don't see why it would be different if I switched to an S6... Is there something particular about the hardware that disallows this?

    Oh, yeah... I'm not connected to WiFi.

    mjc
    03-23-2015 05:24 PM
  14. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I'm using an S5 on Verizon, and I am on a call and surfing at this moment. I have verified through Settings-> Advanced Calling that Advanced calling is not active on my line. I don't see why it would be different if I switched to an S6... Is there something particular about the hardware that disallows this?

    Oh, yeah... I'm not connected to WiFi.

    mjc
    Yeah, the S5 has two radios, now that Verizon has voLTE they only have their phones made with one radio.
    03-23-2015 07:12 PM
  15. Wayne Sanders's Avatar
    I surf and talk on my note3 on Verizon. ..i have specifically tested it.
    03-23-2015 07:57 PM
  16. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Again, newer phones have gone to just one radio now so while it works on past phones, it won't on future phones. It costs less to put one radio in a phone.
    03-23-2015 08:53 PM
  17. mjcecil's Avatar
    Ah. Well, that sucks.

    mjc
    03-24-2015 09:25 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm using an S5 on Verizon, and I am on a call and surfing at this moment. I have verified through Settings-> Advanced Calling that Advanced calling is not active on my line. I don't see why it would be different if I switched to an S6... Is there something particular about the hardware that disallows this?

    Oh, yeah... I'm not connected to WiFi.

    mjc
    Older phones (such as the Note 4 / Galaxy S5) have two radios in them. Therefore one can handle the call -- and the other can handle data. In the newer phones (such as the S6) there is only one radio so .. You can only do a call, or data -- not both at the same time -- Except when using "Advanced Calling" since it will use the voice as data so .. technically it is all data.
    03-24-2015 09:43 AM
  19. mjcecil's Avatar
    Older phones (such as the Note 4 / Galaxy S5) have two radios in them. Therefore one can handle the call -- and the other can handle data. In the newer phones (such as the S6) there is only one radio so .. You can only do a call, or data -- not both at the same time -- Except when using "Advanced Calling" since it will use the voice as data so .. technically it is all data.
    Which brings up a point. Does my "Advanced Calling" charge my VoLTE against my regular data allocation? I realize that the Vo-anything is actually fairly low bandwidth, but still...

    mjc
    03-24-2015 01:35 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    Which brings up a point. Does my "Advanced Calling" charge my VoLTE against my regular data allocation? I realize that the Vo-anything is actually fairly low bandwidth, but still...

    mjc
    No. VoLTE .. even though data .. will only count against minutes. The only thing that will count against data & minutes is a video call.
    03-24-2015 02:10 PM
  21. jlinz's Avatar
    Assuming you are in a 4GLTE area on Verizon and have VoLTE enabled, does the person on the other end of the call also have to be in a 4GLTE area for simultaneous voice and data to work?
    03-24-2015 02:35 PM
  22. linebusy's Avatar
    No.
    03-24-2015 02:48 PM
  23. oscarnyc's Avatar
    Assuming you are in a 4GLTE area on Verizon and have VoLTE enabled, does the person on the other end of the call also have to be in a 4GLTE area for simultaneous voice and data to work?
    No.
    03-24-2015 02:49 PM
  24. crystalpedro's Avatar
    If you turn on the advanced calling, you can't have ring back tones...it said they are not compatible. I have Verizon...why does it have to be one or the other?? Ugh
    04-24-2015 12:08 PM

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