How to Get My Phone to Ring While on the Internet

Written by derek king
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Modern cell phones have the capability to access the Internet. Phones either use the cellular service (such as EDGE, 3G or 4G) or Wi-Fi technology to access the Internet. Phones that use cellular service disable access to the Internet in the event that you receive a call. To use the Internet and receive calls at the same time, your phone must be equipped with Wi-Fi and set up on a wireless network.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Wireless router
  • Cell phone with Wi-Fi equipped

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the cell phone's "Settings" or "Options" page. Select the option entitled "Wireless," "Networks," "Wi-Fi" or something similar to access the set-up page for the device to connect to wireless networks. Choose the option "Turn On Wi-Fi" to turn on the phone's Wi-Fi connection.

  2. 2

    Select the option labelled "Wi-Fi Networks," "Search For Networks," "Available Networks" or something similar to see a list of available wireless networks to connect to. Scroll to your specific wireless network and select it with the phone. If required, enter the password used to secure the wireless network in the space provided, and click "Connect." Once connected, exit out of any open windows.

  3. 3

    Access the phone's mobile Internet browser. Using the phone's keyboard or touchscreen, navigate with the phone. Your cell phone is now set up to receive phone calls without disconnecting access to the Internet. While on a phone call, still navigate the web browser as normal.

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