A method of data packet communication. The method includes the step of transmitting CQI in response to an inactive state. The step of transmitting CQI may include receiving an incoming signal associated with one or more real time duplex services, such as voice over IP ("VoIP"), gaming and/or two-way video applications, for example. Thereafter, the method includes the step of pausing the transmission of CQI in response to a break period in the inactive state. The break period may be initiated by transmitting an outgoing signal associated with at least one real time duplex service, such as voice over IP ("VoIP"), gaming and/or two-way video applications, for example. Moreover, the step of pausing may include receiving a do-not-transmit signal to initiate the break period.