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Phone calls drop after exactly four hours [answered]

asked 2014-03-01 06:26:21 +0300

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My partner lives in another state right now, so occasionally we make very long phone calls to each other. Both of us have Jolla phones, and we have discovered a rather amusing possible-bug. At the 3:59:59 mark, the phone call is abruptly dropped, with no warning or error message. I'm not sure if it's from the recipient side or the caller side, because it's only happened twice to date, so we haven't exactly tested it systematically. Hell, for all I know, it's our carrier dropping the call, and not the phones at all, or maybe the NSA listeners are getting bored and killing the call for us. :D

But in any case, I figure I might as well put it out here and see if there's any community wisdom on the subject (other than "get a life!" :P).

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Or "get on a plane" - it's cheaper ;)

Tanghus ( 2014-03-01 06:52:10 +0300 )edit

haha, sorry, I'm not able to help, for never in my life have I been 4 hours on a phone call, and If I did I'd use skype or better yet Tox.im so as not to go broke :)

dsilveira ( 2014-03-01 07:14:27 +0300 )edit

To be clear, these are "family plan" or "in-network" calls or something like that, so they don't cost us any minutes off of our plan or add anything to our phone bill. :D

thebat137 ( 2014-03-01 07:37:40 +0300 )edit

So you never had a long distance boy/girlfriend @dsilveira? ;) Sorry for joking with your - maybe - relevant issue @thebat137.

Tanghus ( 2014-03-01 07:42:53 +0300 )edit

This might be the cellphone provider. I work for one and in the times before everyone had unlimited calls we had a limit of I think 2h per call. The call was just dropped, no blocks or anything else. So if you hadn't fallen asleep in those 2h before you could recall immediately and talk for another 2h and so on. Also, a gsm cell can only handle a limited number of lines(12?) at a time. Blocking that rare ressource indefinitely is not wanted.

flkncrst ( 2014-03-01 08:52:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-01 10:17:04 +0300

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updated 2014-03-01 10:17:04 +0300

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If it is not your battery that ran out of energy ... it is the provider. With 4 hours your provider is waiting rather long: I had repeatedly dropped calls after 2 hours (1:59:59 h) already -- before Jolla.

(I can understand that the providers include such a fun stopper, for their own or for your sake: It may happen, that you simply forgot to end your call. And with mobile systems, where each call takes up precious resources that otherwise would be available to other users, the provider must be sure that these are not occupied unnecessarily.)

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My provider drop each mobile call after 70 minutes ..

Kaacz ( 2014-03-03 14:51:33 +0300 )edit

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