April 15, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T has made a big deal of its users being able to use data and phone connections at the same time. I have that same function as a T-Mobile subscriber, but I honestly can’t remember the last time I needed to use it.
Maybe I just don’t travel in the kind of circles as other folks, but I don’t care much about whether or not I can use voice and data connections simultaneously. I talk to my friends and family and then go online. I don’t have the type of conversations where I need to book tickets for a Final Four game while talking. And on the off chance something like that ever came up, I would go to my laptop, not try to navigate StubHub on my phone. Aside from being able to download something to the phone and make calls while the download continues in the background, it’s a non-issue for me. But again, I rarely need to download large files from my phone.
I know that there are people out there who actually want the ability to use both types of connections, so I’d like to ask how often you need that privilege. Answer this poll and, if you can, add your comments in more detail about why you need to be able to do both voice and data on your phone.