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By stas333, Senior Member on 21st July 2014, 05:48 PM
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I just noticed that my data shuts off when I make a call. That wasn't the case with my galaxy phone. Is there an option or something that can enable me to use both voice and data at the same time?
 
 
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I've had this happen with my last several phones. I would love to know how to fix it. My HTC One X, One M7, and Moto X all do this, along with my G3.
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It depends on your carrier.
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It depends on your carrier.

does it really? i am still with sprint where i was able to do this on gs3
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anyone figure this out? I had my GS3 on sprint and used data all the time while on conference calls on LTE or 3g. Now when I'm in a call, any app that requires internet gives me a no connection error. I don't know if it has to do with the new Spark network, but i spend a lot of time on calls and find it aggravating I can't send emails or access the internet simultaneously.
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does it really? i am still with sprint where i was able to do this on gs3

The Galaxy S3 on Sprint was one of the last phones to do simultaneous voice and data while on 3G, aka SVDO. From then onwards Sprint started building out their Spark LTE network (NOW Network) and hence tri-band (800/1900/2600) LTE phones, which could no longer do simultaneous voice and data even when on LTE (e.g Nexus 5, LG G2 etc onwards). Ofcourse if you're connected to a WiFi network, you can talk and be online at the same time.

So that feature is gone on Sprint until they implement the next phase, VoLTE (Voice over LTE), which means voice will be carried over the all data LTE network.

Hope this helps.

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anyone figure this out? I had my GS3 on sprint and used data all the time while on conference calls on LTE or 3g. Now when I'm in a call, any app that requires internet gives me a no connection error. I don't know if it has to do with the new Spark network, but i spend a lot of time on calls and find it aggravating I can't send emails or access the internet simultaneously.

That feature went away when Spark phones debuted. I used to have a Galaxy S3 back then and even though i didn't have that many times where i needed to be online and talking at the same time, the few times i needed to it was really nice.
Spark phones only have one "path" which handles both voice and data, saves on battery life and data etc, that's the reasoning.

This article from back then should shed some more light. Very good read... http://s4gru.com/index.php?%2Fblog%2...-technology%2F
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