Question about using Youtube, Google Maps, Safari, etc.

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Can you use all of these things if you do not have a wifi connection available? How does that work?
 

nickspohn

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Jun 9, 2007
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If you were on wireless and you get out of range, it switches over to EDGE automatically.

But remember if you're on the internet or getting data (weather, stocks, maps) you can't receive calls.
 

artemka

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Oct 8, 2007
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If you were on wireless and you get out of range, it switches over to EDGE automatically.

But remember if you're on the internet or getting data (weather, stocks, maps) you can't receive calls.
I don't think that's true. Always when i'm on map and someone calls i have an option to answer or ignore the call and after i'm done it goes back to what i was doing.. sin't it like that?
 

Stampyhead

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I don't think that's true. Always when i'm on map and someone calls i have an option to answer or ignore the call and after i'm done it goes back to what i was doing.. sin't it like that?
What they mean is you can't surf the web and talk on the phone at the same time when using Edge, whereas you can do both together over Wifi.
 

wakwak455

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iPhone can’t receive calls while receiving EDGE data
Posted by Jason D. O'Grady @ 5:53 am

Categories: iPhone, AT&T, iPhone Diary, EDGE

Tags: Apple iPhone, Network, EDGE, Jason D. O'Grady

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Have people been telling you that they always go directly to your iPhone’s voicemail box? You probably have been using the unlimited EDGE data a little too much and need to lay off it a bit.

The problem is that iPhone can’t always receive incoming calls while it’s transferring data over the EDGE network and EDGE can’t be accessed while on a voice call–depending on which network you’re on that is.

Apple Knowledge Base article #305711 states:

While iPhone is actively transferring data over EDGE—downloading a webpage, for example—you may not be able to receive calls. Incoming calls may go to voicemail.

iPhone Atlas reports that the issue has to do with what type of EDGE network you’re connected to.

The “may not be able to receive calls” portion stems from the fact that there are two types of EDGE network types, NOM1 and NOM2. When your iPhone is connected to a NOM1 network, the data transmission will generally be interrupted, and the incoming call allowed to come through. When your iPhone is connected to a NOM2 network, however, the EDGE data transfer process cannot be interrupted, and the call will generally go to voicemail.

You can you tell which network you’re connected to by dialing *3001#12345#* and tapping Call to bring up the Field Test Mode. From there select GPRS Information and find the entry for nom. A 1 in this field indicates a NOM1 network connection a 2 indicates a NOM2 network connection.

Since I learned about this over the weekend I’ve never been on anything but a NOM2 GPRS connection. Given my obsession with iPhone data, it now makes sense why I’ve been missing all these calls.

What about you, have you ever been connected to the mythical NOM1 GPRS network?


Which NOM are you connected to right now?


NOM1

NOM2


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snapper07

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Nov 2, 2007
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OMG :eek: you are right just tested it out was loading a web page using edge and called phone and it went straight to voice mail.....
i got rid of my sony ericsson because it did this and went to a blackberry because it could do both at the same time!!
i feel very p!55ed off now if i had known this 48 hours ago might have had a few doubts about the iphone such a basic thing to be able to do why has this not come up b4???
is it something that can be fixed...?
 

snapper07

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Nov 2, 2007
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to update i've been checking the nom 1 nom 2 thing so far only nom 2.
is this an 02 thing is it worth us all making a fuss about it to get things upgraded?
 

dangleheart

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Jun 29, 2007
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wakwak, thanks for that code to get to field test mode. I am on NOM 2.

Where can I find a full list of all these codes I can dial?

BTW, here is a bug ( I think ). It works OK if I manually dial it with a key pad and touch Call. But if I put this number as a contact and dial from there, it makes a phone call and says 'You are not allowed to dial this number. Dial 611 for customer service".
 

powerbook911

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I don't think that's true. Always when i'm on map and someone calls i have an option to answer or ignore the call and after i'm done it goes back to what i was doing.. sin't it like that?
Actually it is true. Maps get the data pretty quickly and then stops, unless you start moving the point around. If the phone was actually getting data via edge (for whatever application), when a call tried to come through, it would have gone to voice mail.

It's a real shame. Whenever I'm expecting a call, I have to purposely stay out of the applications. :(
 
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