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How long can you talk on a GSM network?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by bobolito, May 11, 2004.

  1. SNSE

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    Depending on what carrier/area you are in, some switches have Automatic Trunk Testing turned on, so that it checks to see that a line is not left open. Usually it has a default time to check, and if the timer on that particular line has passed the threshold, it will reset. There are a couple of other things that could cause it to drop, but I'm guessing you passed a threshold timer in the switch, and it thought there was a problem. Just a guess.
     
  2. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    How long can you talk on a GSM network?

    I think the answer is the same as How Much Wood Could A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood? :rasp: :redface:
     
  3. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
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    I learned the hard way Verizon (landline) doesn't have this feature. I saw a call that lasted 2-weeks! Yes, you read correctly: 2 WEEKS! even though I had hanged up since the call only lasted a couple of minutes. Of course, after disputing the $3,000 bill with Verizon and showing some obvious facts, they dropped the charges. They understood their system was faulty.
     
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  4. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    Hey bobo! Do you know if Verizon lost alot of money on that (being there own fault) or would Verizon made of lot of profit on that call if you did pay 3,000.00?? probably don't know, but if someone would know it would be you.

     
  5. bobolito

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    I'm sure they didn't lose any money, but I would say that as a result, they failed to rip me off $3,000. :D
     
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    well back when I had Verizon Wireless, the longest call I was ever on lasted around 8 hours...talking to my now ex-girfriend...long story but the call started around 12:30 on a saturday and ended around 1:30 the following sunday morning.

    I was at home the whole time and kept the ol' Star-Tac plugged in with the charger and used my plantronics headset. I ate two meals, watched two movies on TV during that call.

    It didn't cost anything thanks to "unlimited nights and weekends"

    have had a few 3 hour calls on Sprint so far and no drops or disconnects.
     
  7. Fathead

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    17 hours 53 minutes



    lg 4500



    in the charger, on hold with tech support (for micronpc).



    :)
     
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  8. jgar2005

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    I have T-Mobile and every 2 hours on the dot my phone cuts off and i lose service for almost 5 min. With Cingular and At&t wireless its 4 hours.
     
  9. NYCDru

    NYCDru Sprint Newbie
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    I don't supose you want to expand on how you ended up on hold with Tech support that long?
     
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    I think they got mad at me and went home.
     
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  11. MOTOhooligan

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    No doubt. My longest cell phone conversations are about 30 minutes when my friends from out of town call. They're my friends, I miss them, I like talking to them... but 30 minutes is about the limit.
     
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    I agree. I can't stand to be on the phone more than about 15-20 minutes at a time. If I am talking to someone I don't talk to very often, 30-40 minutes is about as much as I can take for one phone call.

    I'll never have to worry about any network cutting off my calls because of their duration.
     
  13. Airb330

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    I'm with Matt and Rancid. Even people I barely see, 30 minutes is long enough. People I talk to a lot, I rarely talk over 15 minutes. Longest phonecall was about 2.5 hours last summer on my LG 4400.
     
  14. bobolito

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    So even with your girlfriends you won't go beyong 15 minutes?
     
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  15. Etorres777

    Etorres777 Life is good for now..
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    10 minutes maximum.. longest 4 hours...
     
  16. AnthroMatt

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    Nope. Girlfriend/wife gets 30 minutes max if we are apart, 10 minutes max if she calls me from work bored.
     
  17. Shizam76

    Shizam76 Shizam! Babyyyyy!
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    So which is which here? Your girlfriend gets 30/10 or your wife gets 30/10? :rolleyes:
     
  18. AnthroMatt

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    they're one in the same. :p
     
  19. bobolito

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    Make sure she's not reading this forum, Matt. ;)
     
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    Oh that's something I am totally certain she will never do. :)
     
  21. UNCCJester

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    Dude, you must be REALLY bored to be trying something like this out *lol* I would've never thought to do that :p I'm not sure how long my 6340 lasts (yeah, I've still got that wonderful phone :)) but it went at LEAST 8 hours w/out having to be charged up... I remember being on it for at least 3 hours straight while I was on-call last year on a bridgeline and it never cut me off. until it took a spin in the washing machine :eek: *LMAO* It's still alive, but it's not the same :D

    That just doesn't sound right :rotfl:
     
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