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Does new T650 inherit T600's problem of sending calls straight to voicemail?


Nov 24, 2004, 10:54 AM
I currently have a Treo600 that does not allow calls to come through while the phone is in "data" mode. Whether I am receiving emails through Goodlink or surfing the web, no calls can interrupt these data sessions.

Does the Treo650 have this same problem too? Anyone have any tips to minimize this issue? All it takes is that one important missed phone call to ruin you career.

Nov 24, 2004, 11:22 AM
thats a network thing buddy...phone/service can only do one thing at a time

part of the reason why i recommend that smart phones be put on a data only plan(usually same price as the feature) and just carry a normal cell phone...these smart phones(and particularly the services) aren't up to the multitasking par that we think they should

Nov 24, 2004, 11:55 AM
I agree that phone/service can only do one thing at a time but its definately not a "network thing". Their priorities are backward. My other phone, Blackberry 7210, paused my internet connection and let me answer the phone. The Treo doesn't. Verizon blames this issue on PalmOne. Can't someone hack this? I don't even care if it pauses... blow away my session if you have to!

Another interesting tidbit about this is that I have both an ATT and VZW Treo600. The VZW keeps the "service" active longer while idle, thus increasing the chance of missing calls.

Nov 29, 2004, 1:45 PM
Does the 650 show you that you have a voice mail message &/or missed call, while you are in data mode (on the Internet) ?

Nov 29, 2004, 4:07 PM
I saw the this thread and had to test it. Unfortunately, if you are on the web or in data mode, all calls still get shoved immediately into voice mail.
My i330 used to let the calls through, so this is apparently a PalmOne programming thing.

Nov 29, 2004, 4:40 PM
Are you able to get a visual or sound notice that a call came in (and now is in voice mail) ?

Or do you have to wait until you are out of data mode to then discover that 2 calls came in?

Dec 19, 2004, 10:23 PM
The Treo 650 and 600 do not have problems with multitasking and are complety capable of pausing the data call and accepting incomming calls. The problem is your on the wrong network.

Verizon has turned off this feature becuase it conflicts with other services they provide. This is a switch option thats on Verizon's network. Where they can choose to have calls come through or forward them to voicemail when the unit is in a data session. Here is a good example of why they did it.

Verizon offers Push to Talk Services, which is voice over an IP session (Data Services) If a customer was using this services and someone was trying to call using cellular, it would pause this persons Data Session and forward the call through. Customer ...

Dec 20, 2004, 8:33 PM
So you think people should be on Sprint, with the Treo 600 or 650? (to avoid the problem)

Dec 20, 2004, 7:00 PM
How do you know if you are in voice or data mode on a 650?

Dec 29, 2004, 1:03 AM

Mar 14, 2005, 3:51 PM
Greetings folks ! You can't really blame anyone for this. This is the inherent way the 3G network works. If you are in an ACTIVE 3G SESSION (aka sending, receiving EMAILS, PHOTOS, SOME CHAT SOFTWARE) and you receive a voice call, the network will try paging your phone - but it will not answer as you are busy - so it does the next best thing - redirect that call to VoiceMail (or whatever path you have chosen).

Unfortunately, there is no indication of the MISSED CALL - but you will get a VoiceMail indicator (if they leave you a VM), once your session is complete.

This is unfortunately the price you pay for going data - that is untill Ev-DO comes in - where you will drop down to 3G (1x-RTT) and still rcv the call..

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