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Tethering with rooted phone

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Firewing, Jan 5, 2011.

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    A quick question, when tethering with my rooted droid can I talk on the phone at the same time if I am wireless tethering?
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    Cara

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    I would think you could as a phone call doesn't use 3g. I haven't gotten a phone call when tethering, but it should work, at least i think it should...try making a phone call while tethering.
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    I guess I could just try it duh... Lol
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    LOL you're welcome. It never crossed my mind until you mentioned it to be honest. Then again, i only tether pretty late at night when i turn my router off (router is in parent's room) so I tether only late at night and i better not be getting calls that late...
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    no internet and phone at same time

    No you cant talk on the phone and use internet on verizon at the same time you can on att of course thats if either works at all :)
    thats what those commercials use to be about . :)
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    Thanks Eagle, you just saved me some time now I don't have to test it...
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    I'm tether right now. My understanding you can not tether and talk at the same time. If you want to test send me a PM.
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    yes you can tether and talk at the same time I talk and you the net all the time and talk and tether to my ipad all day...just hit the home button and talk away my friend
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    After reading your post, I used my land line and called my Droid. I answered the call then tried to open a new web page. I was not abel to connect. I had to turn off the tether and turn on to reconnect.

    Do you do something different that allows you to stay tethered while talking?

    Mike
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    Now I am going to have to test it...I will let you all know the outcome of my experiment...
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    OK you can tether and talk at the same time but you can't change web pages( you just get a thinking icon/ bar) and if you are streaming from Netflix it will rebuffer... So if you are just reading one web page and don't need to go anywhere else on the web it is possible, otherwise umm no
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    I was able to scroll on pages that had already loaded but could not load any new pages. So for me, if I'm tethering, I won't take a call.
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    I believe this would be the network limitation. I always mix up whether it was AT&T or Verizon that could do talk and surf, lol.
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    CDMA (VZW/Sprint) do not do voice/data simultaneously (unless on wireless). GSM (AT&T/T-Mo) does.

    Yeah, yeah.. I'm on my phone. So?
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