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Old 09-16-2008, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased my first blackberry device yesterday (the curve). I previously had the Motorola Q. When I was on the phone today, I tried to send a SMS and it didn't let me. Is this normal for Blackberrys? I was able to while on my Motorola. Is there something I can change so I can do both? I have Verizon if that helps.

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Old 09-16-2008, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that you would have to be calling over Wifi first to be able to send a SMS text while on the phone, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hear you can do that with the Bold
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Instead of sending a SMS, try sending a MMS. The phone and SMS both use the CDMA signal. The MMS uses the data (EVDO) signal.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted

The curve is not capable of voice and data at the same time unfortunately. That is one of the Bold's newest and best features.

To answer your question, no there is nothing you can do to make this happen. Outside waiting for the Bold to become available on your network/carrier.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use an 8320 on tmobile and sms while on the phone with no problem. Email is another story. Use it either UMA or EDGE.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use an 8320 on tmobile and sms while on the phone with no problem. Email is another story. Use it either UMA or EDGE.
What Larry said. Must be a CDMA thing.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I too have T-mobile's 8320 and i have no trouble sending SMS messages while on the phone with someone; it's a lil cumbersome but possible
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yup, 8320 here and can SMS and talk at the same time. GF has the same phone and I always get mad at her for texting while her and I are having a serious conversation.
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i can confirm that.

8320 > while on the phone, i can send & receive SMS msgs
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can do that too on AT&T 8310.

To do this, while on the call hit menu select switch applications, select SMS and have fun....

(I recommend using a headset when doing this)
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8130 Pearl (Sprint))

Any gsm carrier (one with sim cards) can do this. A cdma (without cards) may or may not depending on the phone itself
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Sending an SMS is very possible while on the phone, it travels over the same network as the voice.

SMS is not data. Data does not transmit while on the phone.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I can receive sms while having a conversation. But I can't answer back. I get the big red X which is annoying because on my plain ol LG Venus you could do both.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JaguarXJ7 View Post
The curve is not capable of voice and data at the same time unfortunately.
SMS is not data. At least, not on GSM -- I'm not sure what the story is with CDMA though.

There are plenty of old non-data-capable phones that can SMS.

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Old 11-03-2008, 05:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I can send and receive SMS while on a phone call. (Alltel - CDMA)

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Old 11-03-2008, 05:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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yes, 8320 works fine
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't think that the 8320 is CDMA.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I on on VZW and can send and receive SMS while on a call. The SMS travels on a signaling channel and is not affected while on a call. You will not be able to send MMS messages as they are considered data.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:12 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I do it too with my wired headset.
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