My word on GPRS (was: How Slow Is Fast?)

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at
Fri Jul 4 01:36:57 CEST 2008

Really, the chances of your connection being *constantly* in use is
pretty small.  You'd have to be downloading a relatively large file or
something that has 0 ms of idle time.  I'm pretty sure this wouldn't
happen during normal use.

For example, you're browsing the web.  You'd pull up a webpage.  Maybe
during the few seconds this takes to load, your phone won't ring.
But, as soon as that page is loaded, you'd get the call.  And that's
worst case.  Chances are, the loading of the webpage acts as loading
several smaller files where it would get interrupted halfway through
by a phone call.


On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Mikko Rauhala <mjrauhal at> wrote:
> to, 2008-07-03 kello 16:15 -0400, Nkoli kirjoitti:
>> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Mikko Rauhala
>> <mjrauhal at> wrote:
>>         Umh. Disappointing. Is this really the best it can do or best
>>         that has been coaxed out of it so far?
>> This is the case with all gprs/edge capable phones - it has nothing to
>> do with the neo specifically. 3G radios can maintain both voice and
>> data at the same time; 2 and 2.5G radios cannot.
> I know that, but that the signaling of an incoming voice call won't
> necessarily make it through if the GPRS is in constant use was news to
> me.
> To be fair, I don't have a clue if my previous GPRS phones have also
> actually behaved in this manner hidden from me...
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