Dec 02 AT 8:40 PM Taylor Wimberly 60 Comments

Using apps during a call? My phone and my network does that!

AT&T and Verizon are entrenched in a heated advertising war that shows no signs of slowing down. The latest iPhone ad attacked the Motorola Droid because Verizon’s CDMA network can’t do voice and data at the same time. Several examples are shown where a user might need to access an application while in the middle of a call.

At the end of the ad, the question is posed, “Can your phone and your network do that?”

If you have an Android phone with T-Mobile, then the answer is yes. All you have to do is hit the home button while in the middle of a call. The call will be sent to the notification bar and allow the user to access any application. Since T-Mobile uses the same GSM technology as AT&T, it can handle voice and data at the same time.

I assumed most Android users knew about this, but I still get questions almost every week. Check out the screens below for proof that this is possible.

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