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Old 05-19-2009, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there a way to get Rogers Talkspot (UMA) while roaming?

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Hey all,

I've got an 8900 with the 1GB BES service and the Rogers Talkspot (UMA) service. I'm in Europe at the moment and cannot get a UMA connection when on Wifi (including when I am sending data over Wifi based on the Wifi icon lighting up).

I figure there are only four possibilities:

1) UMA settings are stored in service books and Rogers will not send down the UMA service books to roaming devices

2) The local carrier will not send down UMA service books to a foreign device (or they don't offer UMA)

3) Rogers is blocking non-Canadian IP addresses, or IP addresses which are not registered to Canadian ISPs

4) The 8900 has a setting to not make the UMA connection when not on the home provider

Does anyone have any links explaining how UMA connections are setup? Does anyone have any ideas why I cannot connect over UMA while roaming?

What I'd like to do is connect over UMA from the locations I'll be staying while outside of Canada so that I can make the calls I need to make back home without paying $2.50CAD/min for roaming.

Any help or insight would be much appreciated.


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