Are there any update in the works to make it possible to use data and talk simultaneously on new cough* spark (fart) phones? This is one of those WTF was sprint thinking moments.
Did you guys think about people like me who pay for tethering? NOPE! How convenient is it for me to have to keep re-downloading half completed downloads, videos, attachments, and webpages and not to mention the fact I keep using more data to re-download THINGS that should of downloaded THE FIRST TIME! MY GOD!!!!!!!! . Did you guys think about people who use GPS? NOPE! Did you guys think about people who use their phone to pay bills and the HUGE problem of double paying when data connection is interrupted? NOPE! Did you guys think about people like me who have nagging girlfriends and enjoy being able to pretend to listen to her conversation while really browsing the internet? NOPE!
I don't know if sprint forgot but this is the decade of who has superior data and smart phone availability not talk lol which was and should have been done and over with in the 90's. Sprint spark program would be equivalent to Toyota cars disabling every feature (gps, heat, ac,power windows, cruise control, window wipers, heated seats etc.) on the car when pressing on the gas to improve drive quality but forgetting the whole comfort of the driver.
i have tried it even with a rooted device to no luck. the only carriers i know that allow data transfer and talk at the same time are verizon and ATT
att and tmo..verizon on the other hand though is deploying something right now for this.
The question is will this issue be fixed or not and why wasn't the disabling of this major feature disclosed before hand?
You sound as mad as I was I switched to verizon cuz of this issue it was a total deal breaker.So if I were you I would look into the other three major carriers they all VOLTE cuz its gonna be a loooong time before sprint reconciles it.
This isn't an "issue", it's just how the new network works. Sprintcare explained it exactly. It can't and won't be "fixed". We're not being jerks by saying switch carriers. That's literally the only thing you can do to have simultaneous voice and data until VoLTE comes into play around 2016/2017. Or use a S3 that isn't a Triband device.