1. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Just a quick random question,

    While on a phone call, can you return to your home screen and send an SMS while still talking to the person on the phone? I love that about my BB and I have not been able to find whether I will loose that capability when I switch to the iphone.

    01-30-2009 09:26 AM
  2. zukir02's Avatar
    You will be able to do it. I do it all the time while I am talking to some one. I just put them on speaker if I am not on my headset and I text away. haha
    01-30-2009 09:48 AM
  3. dooks88's Avatar
    I think you need to be on wifi or 3g to do it.
    01-30-2009 09:50 AM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I think you need to be on wifi or 3g to do it.
    Yeah, EDGE can't do data and voice at the same time.
    01-30-2009 10:09 AM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    Just to clarify, you can indeed send sms messages while on a phone call no matter what you are on - edge, 3G, or WiFi.
    01-30-2009 10:27 AM
  6. zukir02's Avatar
    SMS doesn't use data huh?
    Last edited by zukir02; 01-30-2009 at 10:29 AM. Reason: cant spell
    01-30-2009 10:29 AM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    Since SMS uses a signaling channel as opposed to dedicated channels, they can be sent/received simultaneously with the voice/data services over the network.
    01-30-2009 11:37 AM
  8. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Since SMS uses a signaling channel as opposed to dedicated channels, they can be sent/received simultaneously with the voice/data services over the network.
    Is that why it sounds like Morris code when my phone is near a speaker?

    Bad Ash, your "wicked smaaat"! Thanks!
    01-30-2009 01:36 PM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    Just to clarify, you can indeed send sms messages while on a phone call no matter what you are on - edge, 3G, or WiFi.
    Just to confirm, I was able to send a SMS while on a phone call on EDGE last night.
    01-30-2009 01:44 PM
  10. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Just to confirm, I was able to send a SMS while on a phone call on EDGE last night.
    Good to know. I guess that's how att gets away with charging me $20 for unlimited text (family plan) and $30 a phone for data even though text is just a really short crappy email.

    The only good thing about SMS is push.
    01-30-2009 02:03 PM
  11. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Ok next question,

    On my BB if a SMS fails it just shows up as a red X... One of my old phones would re-send as soon as the phone found service. What happens with the iphone?
    01-30-2009 06:11 PM
  12. jamesus's Avatar
    You get a "error sending" message and the text is still there to hit send again.
    01-30-2009 06:56 PM
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