Simultaneous talking and surfing on the iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rickdorr, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. rickdorr macrumors newbie

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    From the AT&T website:

    Internet in Your Pocket
    iPhone uses fast 3G and Wi-Fi wireless connections to deliver rich HTML email, Maps with GPS, and Safari-the most advanced web browser on a portable device. iPhone automatically syncs bookmarks from your PC or Mac and has Google and Yahoo! search built in. Since iPhone multitasks, you can even make a phone call while emailing a photo or surfing the web over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection


    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iPhone.jsp
     
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    correct, you can do both at the same time
    with the old iPhone you couldn't, but I have never really had a use for this anyway
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The difference really is that you can be browsing the internet and then a call can come through rather than being rejected as before. Nothing innovate just another point where EDGE is rubbish.
     
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Wait so on the old phone you couldn't receive an incoming call while you were using any data services?
     
  5. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    Right. It would go straight to voicemail.
     
  6. rickdorr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Email and web use while talking

    I would find this useful as many times I want to exchange emails while talking with someone or access the web while I am talking (or waiting on hold). I have run into this limitation repeatedly on the original iPhone. A nice improvement if this is true.
     
  7. bazookafx3 macrumors regular

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    this is true, but only when the page is actualy loading so you can be viewing a loaded page and still get a call, its really not that big of a problem
     
  8. benmrii macrumors 65816

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  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Well I did that before on my K800 way back in 2006 so I was surprised that the original iPhone was so crippled. Now that the iPhone has 3G then it will be able to do it. I would love it too but I have a 1st gen iPhone and am not upgrading because there really isn't too much in the update that I want. Give me 32GBs then I might jump although at this stage I am really waiting for 64GBs.

    Seriously it is, also add to the fact that EDGE was a hack in the UK.
     
  10. rickdorr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Time to upgrade

    Nice!! Thanks for the confirmation.

    Tethering for my laptop and I am an upgrader.
     
  11. kingicon1 macrumors newbie

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    Well, not ANY data services.. just EDGE.. if you are on wi-fi you can get calls like normal.
     

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