Anyone else noticed this? Kind of cool...kind of.

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Jul 7, 2007
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Not sure if anyone has posted about this, but I noticed tonight that if I call my phone while using EDGE, it will have a different ring than normal. It will make a "chirp" noise if you will in between rings. I guess this will let people know that you aren't ignoring them, you are just in a data session and edge sucks :p. What's funny is we don't have a call waiting ring...go figure.
 

iLami

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because Apple screwed this up and hasn't patched it yet :mad:

I am really not that bummed about it, could be worse if this is the worst (and only) thing that they muffed...well only thing that impacts me i should say
 
Jul 2, 2007
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Verizon has been doing this for years. If you are on a call it would ring then chirp ring than chirp. It lets the caller know you are on another call.
 

deac

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hmmmmmm, not seeing/hearing what ya'll are. I just tried it both accessing a web site and checking mail and called in from landline and call went right through both times cutting in on mail and safari. And no funny sounds on the landline.
 

deac

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whoops, sorry..... on further review ........ yup, I just tested after reading this on another thread and reporting it did not affect me using Edge. In fact it is only when loading a page as the blue bar is moving across the URL that a call did not come through. Also it seems when constantly involved as with thte animated weather radar the call did not come through, but when a page was loaded and i was just reading it, then the call did come through. Either way, this is not too cool. It is afterall, a phone. It seemed to work OK while I was checking mail and the time wheel was spinning.
 

Mustangous

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because Apple screwed this up and hasn't patched it yet
This isn't an Apple issue.... its att. Is a call comes through to the phone the phone will ring. The phone call come through while edge is busy. Service could only do one thing at a time... This is something that att could probably fix if they wanted to.
 

kdarling

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Jun 20, 2007
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How come we cant receive calls while on the internet?
Because neither the network nor the phone is set up for that. To do so without 3G or dual radios, the network would have to operate in a mode where it can send call pages over the data channel (if you're using data)... and the phone would have to know to look for that and pause downloading.

When a 3G version hits the streets, suddenly everyone will change their minds and decide that being able to surf and talk at the same time is A Really Good Thing, even if battery life diminishes.
 

RomeoSto

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I was able to receive my all calls from my friend constantly calling back to back asking random questions. I was on edge and the web page was in the process of loading, no problem here. You can surf while on a call if your connected to wifi though :laugh2:
 

timschizzle

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i got a call while i was reading this topic and im using edge. I was also listening to red hot chili peppers.

When i hung up, the music kicked right bavk on and EI.com popped right back up. No problems with edge and receiving calls.

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sent from my iPhone =]
 

TrippalHealicks

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When i called my iPhone this morning, during a page load in Safari, it made that chirp noise one time, and immediately started the voicemail greeting.
 

kdarling

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i got a call while i was reading this topic and im using edge. I was also listening to red hot chili peppers.
If the page is already downloaded, and you're just reading it, then you're not using EDGE at that time... and the phone can thereforee take incoming calls and text messages.

But if you're in the middle of downloading mail, web pages, videos... then calls go directly to voicemail.

The chances will depend on the web page and your connection speed.