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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Impossible to dial numbers during a call

Hello,

 

Could anyone please explain why my phone's screen shuts down during a call, barring me from dialling numbers or retracting the call?

 

This had never happened before I began useing Public Mobile.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call

@Lyuh1945 

Which model phone are you using?  Does text and data work?  Did talk ever work with Public mobile?

 

Might want to try your SIM card in another phone to see whether it is a hardware issues versus Public mobile service issue.

GR
Mayor / Maire

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call

@Lyuh1945  that's would be in your phone settings. On my s7 there's a sensor that if I have my hand or anything in front of it shuts down the screen 

YVR
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call

@Lyuh1945  I agree with @GR  You can clean off your screen and also ensure that you are not touching any part of the screen when looking at it.  A setting for the proximity sensor can be changed so that screen does not turn off during the call.

 

If might be found under settings

Tap Call settings or Settings.

  • Note If needed, tap Call on the settings page.
  • Tap Turn off screen during calls to enable or disable.
    NoteEnabled when a checkmark is present.

 

 

 


@GR wrote:

@Lyuh1945  that's would be in your phone settings. On my s7 there's a sensor that if I have my hand or anything in front of it shuts down the screen 


 

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call


@Lyuh1945 wrote:

Hello,

 

Could anyone please explain why my phone's screen shuts down during a call, barring me from dialling numbers or retracting the call?

 

This had never happened before I began useing Public Mobile.


You can't be Serious?  This has absolutely nothing what to do with Public Mobile. So please stop blaming Public Mobile. This is a Phone Settings issues.  

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call


@chukdefatey wrote:

@Lyuh1945 wrote:

Hello,

 

Could anyone please explain why my phone's screen shuts down during a call, barring me from dialling numbers or retracting the call?

 

This had never happened before I began useing Public Mobile.


You can't be Serious?  This has absolutely nothing what to do with Public Mobile. So please stop blaming Public Mobile. This is a Phone Settings issues.  


I don't see any blame placed here and I ahve answered lots of questions unrelated to pm service here.

 

I don't have your answer and I'm just on break at work, but you might try downloading a different phone software and see if that works differently for you.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call


@chuck_grady wrote:

@chukdefatey wrote:

@Lyuh1945 wrote:

Hello,

 

Could anyone please explain why my phone's screen shuts down during a call, barring me from dialling numbers or retracting the call?

 

This had never happened before I began useing Public Mobile.


You can't be Serious?  This has absolutely nothing what to do with Public Mobile. So please stop blaming Public Mobile. This is a Phone Settings issues.  


I don't see any blame placed here and I ahve answered lots of questions unrelated to pm service here.

 

I don't have your answer and I'm just on break at work, but you might try downloading a different phone software and see if that works differently for you.


I am not saying you shouldn't help in this situation but OP is definitely saying this has happened since using Public Mobile which implies Blame to Public Mobile. Again feel Free to Help. All I am saying is Public Mobile has nothing to do with this issue 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call

@Lyuh1945  If you are using a protective case remove it and see what happens. If it's still happening then it sounds like the proximity sensor on the phone is defective.

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call


@Lyuh1945 wrote:

Hello,

 

Could anyone please explain why my phone's screen shuts down during a call, barring me from dialling numbers or retracting the call?

 

This had never happened before I began useing Public Mobile.


This is by design, mainly to save battery power, but the screen is supposed to come back on when you move the phone away from your ear.  I too also suspect a faulty proximity sensor, but it could also be the phone's power button being accidently triggered. If you press the power button during a call, does screen light back up?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Impossible to dial numbers during a call


@computergeek541 wrote:

That iis by design, mainly to save battery power, but the screen is supposed to come back on when you move the phone away from your ear.  I too also suspect a faulty proximity sensor, but it could also be the phone's power button being accidently triggered. If you press the power button during a call, does screen light back up?


It's an annoying feature built into the phone software. I couldn't use dial pad touch tones or even hang up the phone once the screen blanked. (Unless I set it to hang up on power button press, which was also annoying because awkward for lefty phone use.) 

 

Fixed it by installing another Dialer app and discarding the built-in Google/Android junkware... had to root the device to make the changes persistent after restarts.