Can you surf & talk?

jbaraga

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From day one, I have been unable to surf the web via WiFi while I'm on the phone. And YES...I'm positive I'm connected via WiFi instead of EDGE. Here's what's happening:

I sit at my desk next to my wireless access point. I surf the web via Safari. I check e-mail. All is well. I push the home button.

I go to the phone and initiate a call. While in the middle of the call, I go back to the browser and try to surf the web. The indicator on the top left of the screen still indicates I'm connected via WiFi with good signal. And yet, I can't browse the web. The status bar in Safari starts at the far left and doesn't go anywhere. Links won't open. The browser just sits there.

This isn't a huge issue, but certainly an annoyance. Plus, if that functionality is something we're supposed to have, then I'm not going to settle for not having it. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? Any suggestions?
 

RyanFavre

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Haven't tried it either. You would think it wouldn't be a problem. The browser is using your wifi signal and the call is using a cell towers signal.
 

420greg

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I just tested this and I can make a call, put it on speaker phone, then go to safari and surf, I did get a message that said can not connect to edge but I just hit OK and the web page loaded.

Use speaker, when you are in a call and you put the phone to your face, its dims and goes in to some type of voice only mode. This may temporarily disable the wi-fi. Since the iPhone knows you are on a call with the phone to your head, you don't need the wi-fi.

Try it on speaker and see if it works.
 

jbaraga

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I just tested this and I can make a call, put it on speaker phone, then go to safari and surf, I did get a message that said can not connect to edge but I just hit OK and the web page loaded.

Use speaker, when you are in a call and you put the phone to your face, its dims and goes in to some type of voice only mode. This may temporarily disable the wi-fi. Since the iPhone knows you are on a call with the phone to your head, you don't need the wi-fi.

Try it on speaker and see if it works.
Thanks. I just did a little experiment, and here's some feedback...

I almost always use my Jawbone Bluetooth headset when I'm on the phone. I made a call, hopped back over to Safari and tried to surf. No go.

I went back to the phone and changed the audio source to speaker phone, then went back to Safari. Everything worked fine.

If it's intentional, I can't figure out why Apple would disable WiFi when on a call through Bluetooth. Maybe it's a power consumption thing. Maybe it's an interference thing. Either way, it's annoying and I wish it wasn't that way. I'd love to be sitting at my desk on the phone and be able to browse out to information to give to the person on the other end.

Please let me know if anyone else experiences the same problem.
 

hutchensgd

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I have done it many times already.

From day one, I have been unable to surf the web via WiFi while I'm on the phone. And YES...I'm positive I'm connected via WiFi instead of EDGE. Here's what's happening:

I sit at my desk next to my wireless access point. I surf the web via Safari. I check e-mail. All is well. I push the home button.

I go to the phone and initiate a call. While in the middle of the call, I go back to the browser and try to surf the web. The indicator on the top left of the screen still indicates I'm connected via WiFi with good signal. And yet, I can't browse the web. The status bar in Safari starts at the far left and doesn't go anywhere. Links won't open. The browser just sits there.

This isn't a huge issue, but certainly an annoyance. Plus, if that functionality is something we're supposed to have, then I'm not going to settle for not having it. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? Any suggestions?