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Old 01-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Haven't had luck making or accepting calls while the 8310 is used as a modem.

I was able to do both with my old Nokia e62 (make calls while connected online).

Just wondering if there is a "trick" to doing both on the 8310.

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I do not think it is possible. Maybe a 3G device but not Blackberry so far.
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I dont think its possible to do both at the same time. When i have my device tethered, i still recieve messages/calls but it interepts my tether connection and i have to reconnect.

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Hi,

Haven't had luck making or accepting calls while the 8310 is used as a modem.

I was able to do both with my old Nokia e62 (make calls while connected online).

Just wondering if there is a "trick" to doing both on the 8310.

Thanks,
eagle
Making or Accepting a call should "Suspend" your data connection. Is that what is happening or can you not make calls?
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When a call is made or received, the internet connection hangs. :(

I have to get off the phone and reconnect again.

If it does "suspend" connection vs. hang, then there must be a way to "resume" connection.

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I usually have to disconnect/reconnect in order to get it working after a call/msg.
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Seems like I've had it work both ways. Occasionlly, my connection drops and I have to reconnect. Other times I can go on surfing just fine.
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Seems like I've had it work both ways. Occasionlly, my connection drops and I have to reconnect. Other times I can go on surfing just fine.
I have noticed the same even when tethered at a HotSpot.
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GSM/EDGE does not support concurrent voice and data calls. (Technically, Class A devices and cell site equipment can do it, but basically nobody has ever implemented Class A.) UMTS (and derivatives, like HSDPA) does support concurrent voice and data. UMA/GAN also supports concurrent voice and data.

As to what happens when you have a data call up and a voice call comes in: that seems to vary by mobile operator. Some will drop the data connection for the voice call, while others will simply send the voice call to voice mail.
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A bit off topic but, can someone point me to a post where using the Curve as a modem for the laptop is described.

I did some search but could not find a relevant information.
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