Talk, Surf, and Chew Gum?

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  1. leebodroid

    leebodroid New Member

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    I have not yet purchased a Droid. I am still with AT&T, but am sick of the frequency of dropped calls (plus their don't give a damn attitude).

    However, in researching this phone, there are many conflicting opinions about whether it is possible to talk and surf at the same time. Most report no, not on VZ's network.

    With AT&T, you can, if you're on their 3G network. I use Google Maps in the car, and often chat on my phone to pass the time.

    If this is not possible, it would limit the ability to use the Google GPS feature of the Droid, at least for me.

    Already I'm looking at paying AT&T an ETF, in addition to accepting VZ's new, improved $350 ETF.

    What I am asking is if any of you actual Droid users (on the 3G network of course) can confirm or deny whether this is possible? :icon_eek:
     
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    CDMA does not allow for simultaneous voice and data so talking and surfing is a no go on Verizon and Sprint. With the Google Nav, from what I understand, the program will download the whole trip at the beginning so that you can take a phone call and still use the Nav.

    There are also other apps for Android like CoPilot that store the maps on the SD card so you don't have to use data at all during the trip. The only exception would be for POIs or Traffic info and stuff like that.
     
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    The only way you can talk and surf at the same time with CDMA is if the phone is on a WiFi connection otherwise only one at a time.
     
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    I completely forgot about the Wifi! :icon_eek:

    I have never had a phone with it so it didn't even occur to me. Thank you for bringing it up.
     
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    That is disappointing. So if I'm talking to someone and I want to set a route, I'll have to call them back. And last I heard, they don't have WiFi in the car!

    I guess I'm spoiled with AT&T's 3G, and yet, with all the dropped calls, I don't feel spoiled.:mad:

    AT&T could make their own idont commercial, instead of filing stupid lawsuits. I guess I could use my dedicated GPS when I want to talk. That statement DOES make me feel spoiled!
     
  6. mth04

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    Actually VW has an acessory that will broadcast wifi in thier mini van :).
     
  7. leebodroid

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    Well, what about the planned LTE network in 2011? Will that allow voice and data at the same time? (I assume it would require new phone models also).
     
  8. TarzanMan

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    UMTS 3G (T-Mobile, AT&T) already allows simultaneous voice and data.
    Its pretty neat to run tethering with your phone and take a call while doing it (happened to me once). Since UMTS is developing LTE, one would assume that it too will allow simultaneous voice and data
     
  9. iJroid

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    If you need nav, I assume you are traveling away from home. With AT&T most of the country has edge, not 3g. Thus no talk and surf.
     
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    Oh touche good sir, touche! I never even thought about that point (my DROID arrives tomorrow)!
     
  12. StupidGenius

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    Excellent point. One that many people tend to overlook.
     
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