My word on GPRS

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Fri Jul 4 01:02:59 CEST 2008

Am Freitag 04 Juli 2008 00:20:07 schrieb Michael 'Mickey' Lauer:
> Am Donnerstag 03 Juli 2008 23:02:07 schrieb Clinton Ebadi:
> > "Michael 'Mickey' Lauer" <mickey at> writes:
> > > b) If you want to receive calls, the connection needs to be idle. You
> > > can safely have an activated context (i.e. i was able to log in via
> > > SSH) being idle and then you will get your incoming call notifications.
> > >
> > > Note though, once someone wants to call you while you are not idling,
> > > i.e. during a long wget, you will not get any call notifications.
> > > Instead, the network will think you are not reachable and -- if
> > > configured -- send you to the voice mailbox.
> >
> > Is this a limitation of the chipset or the software stack?
> To be honest, I have no clue (yet). Perhaps there are some additional
> configuration options which I do not have explored yet. This is just my
> first results.

Uh oh, I read a bit up on that and apparantly a lot of people (even with new 
handsets) can confirm that incoming calls very rarely come through an active 
gprs connection.

The net is full of discussions about that, see e.g.


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