I've lost two friends this week because I took your advice and tried your suggestion. Now I'm without any friends at all. Thanks.
If you need to get some information from the web while on the phone I do actually have the answer for you! Example shown below.
You: "Ah I have the sudden overwhelming urge to surf the web right now!"
Person on other line: "What should we do about this?"
You: "Here is an idea, Ill get this web surfing craving taken care of then ill call you right back!"
Person on other line: "Great idea, why would I want to stay on the line while you play on the internet anyway. At first I thought we couldn't be friends anymore cause you can't play on the net and talk to me on the phone at the same time. But its OK you can just call me back!"
See, friendship saved, problem averted. Hope this helps you solve this overwhelming issue!