Can you receive calls whilst tethering?

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  1. Nipz macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    Sorry if this has been posted but just wanted to check it out.

    Noticed that when on full 3G tethering i have noticed that i cant receive calls. Is this normal?

    Would of thought when on 3G it would of been ok, but on edge then the calls would stop.
     
  2. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Bumping not allowed.
    And the answer is yes
     
  4. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :O Didnt think that would be the case if i was on 3G.
     
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  6. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to receive calls while your tethering.
     
  7. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re tested and works perfect. Dont no why it didnt earlier!

    Thanks guys
     
  8. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Glad to know, I hated that with Netshare you lost connection when the app went away.

    BTW, how do you get the wirelessly posted thing? I am on my iPhone and it works the same as the desktop. Is there a mobile version of the forums?
     
  9. mac-mania macrumors member

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    When you actually recieve a call though, is it similatneous data and voice, or when you recieve a call the tethering momentarily stops?

    I was under the assumption only the Bold on at&t was similatenous but this would dominate if I could hold a call whilst browsing the web.
     
  10. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Most 3G phones will do voice and data at the same time. With Blackberry only the Bold is 3G.
     
  11. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Note that if you're in an area where 3G coverage is spotty or unavailable you'll fall back to EDGE or GPRS data - and at that point, you're back to the same old situation where circuit-switched connections (voice calls and SMS messages) and packet-switched connections (TCP/IP) cannot coexist simultaneously.
     

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