I have turned on Hotspot and the data is being used on other Android device but when there is an incoming call the Hotspot gets disabled automatically and gets enabled after the call ,During which I am unable to share the data.

Why is this happening and how to avoid the Hotspot getting disabled automatically on an incoming/outgoing call.

  • My Samsung Galaxy S3 was able to do hotspot and voice call at the same time. Upgraded to an S6 and now I have to choose one or the other. So I am not so sure this is a hard limitation.
    – freeideas
    Apr 25, 2016 at 19:00

2 Answers 2


Unfortunately a limitation in 3g is that data cannot be used whilst a voice call is happening. Android turns off the hotspot because data isn't available during the call, so unfortunately there is no fix available until networks start to implement voice over LTE.

  • It's not 3G it's 2G
    – user285oo6
    Jun 16, 2015 at 17:55
  • Same limitation unfortunately
    – Ed R
    Jun 16, 2015 at 18:04
  • What does it mean and how can I check whether any other service provider supports this or an advanced version of this,
    – user285oo6
    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:33
  • You cant do it anywhere. Basically your phone has a radio in that is used to communicate with the network. That radio can only be used for voice calls OR data. Not both. Your phone will switch between the two uses depending on what you're doing, but when you're on a call the phone can't use mobile data. It's not a provider limitation, its just how phones are. There is a new technology coming in that does support this, but its in very early stages of deployment and you won't find anywhere offering it. It's called Voice over LTE, using the 4G network for voice rather than the old 3G network.
    – Ed R
    Jun 29, 2015 at 1:01
  • So if I have 3G device does it mean that the Calls , mobile data by default are made using this 3G where I have option for data to choose either 2G or 3G
    – user285oo6
    Jun 30, 2015 at 12:02

You can use whats'up or some voip application like skype or CS-IP app with voip provider credential. In the last case You can have a fixed phone number, , Just ask people to call You ate the virtual number.

  • >"Just ask people to call You ate the virtual number". Can you explain what you meant? Sep 21, 2021 at 5:32

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