can an incoming call interrupt EDGE use?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ero87, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Hi,

    My friends often tell me that they can't get through to my iPhone, probably because i was surfing the net or downloading email.

    I need my phone to be a phone first, internet device second. Is there a way to make incoming phone calls interrupt my EDGE use, taking me to the call? thanks! :)
     
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately, no. I have the same problem as you. Whenever I'm expecting a call, I have to purposely not use safari or mail, which almost defeats the purpose of having the phone .
     
  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

    ivi7

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    If you use Egde no calls will pass through which sucks because its hard to tell when calls will be coming in.
     
  4. bmustaf macrumors regular

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    It is sad...because the EDGE protocol allows it, the network has to implement it, which I don't think ATT does everywhere. Some areas are NOM 1 (can interrupt data with a GSM voice page), NOM 2 (cannot).
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    That is quite shocking really

    Edit:Hopefully 02 will enable this feature, still should've been 3G though.
     
  6. xA4Hx macrumors member

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    3G can do both at the same time. So once 3g model come out that should make alot of you happy.

    -A4H
     
  7. Lartymarf macrumors regular

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    Do you guys really surf the web through safari on EDGE for hours
    on hours?

    I personally don't, I check the web using my iPhone when I need to
    look up info and I'm not by a comp. In normal use case, when you
    get back to home screen, you can see any voicemail anyway, just
    call 'em back.
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    But surely the point would to be able to use the net and still accept calls. Say for example you are trying to find something out on the internet and it takes 10 minutes (partly because edge is pretty slow) and you miss a call within ten seconds of starting browsing. Say that call was an emergency, you just lost 10 mintues that are vital all because the iPhone can't do something that it really should be able to do.
     
  9. Lartymarf macrumors regular

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    Tough... life's not easy.
     
  10. xA4Hx macrumors member

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    I agree with what he said.

    "Tough"


    -A4H

    Ps. I cracked up laughing, when I saw the responce, god my boss would quit his job if he had you whinners to deal with all the time. Hey thats an idea, would u like a job?
     

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