iPhone: WunderRadio

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WunderRadio, a US$6.99 app by Weather Underground – the winner of MacWorld’s 2008 Best Radio App and put over 36,000 radio stations on your Phone. If there’s one thing that’s really holding me back from switching to another phone – this is the app. I listen to HK Radio stations on my unlimited EDGE connection. Stream is relatively smooth with occasional congestion on certain radio stations. But overall, it’s the best app I’ve bought from Apple’s App Store. The only downside, well – not any fault of WunderRadio, when you’re listening to such online streams – the iPhone will block all incoming messages or calls. That’s the only bummer I don’t quite fancy. Again, it’s not the apps’ fault – but how EDGE works. Mine being the 1st gen iPhone – sigh. For an explanation on this problem, continue:

Here’s what I’ve gathered from the net:

If you have an EDGE signal, you can only do either data or voice calls. You cannot do both at the same time. It has to do with the technology itself. Basically when you’re streaming music, your phones connection is being used, so calls made to your phone are redirected to your voicemail (if you didn’t have voicemail, the person would get a busy signal instead).

But – If you have a 3G signal, this can support voice and data at the same time. So that if you did recieve a call while streaming, the phone would ring. The data is coming through that signal and the voice call over edge. That will also work if you’re connected to WiFi as well.

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2 Responses to “iPhone: WunderRadio”


  1. 1 Xerxes August 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    WunderRadio Rocks! I always listen to CNN and NPR using this app. love it.

  2. 2 BigMacky August 31, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Xerxes

    At the top of the Best App list together with BeeJive, Twitterlator Pro etc


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