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Old 12-30-2009, 09:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
tom0100
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Default A Samsung Katalyst is better at UMA

My daughter uses a A Samsung Katalyst for UMA voice calls and I have to admit it's better at picking up the wireless access points than my blackberry. It has a designated button for it. It's a cool little phone for voice and texting.

It's not a blackberry but it's a very nice voice phone (that can do voice over IP ...UMA).

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Originally Posted by phrider View Post
My wife already has a 9700 for data. She wants a separate phone for voice, and prefers flip-style phones, but a slider might be OK. Because of coverage issues in several of her locations, I'd like to get her a UMA-capable phone.

Choices:
1. A Blackberry 8220 flip WITHOUT a data plan.
Can this Blackberry get UMA calling access without a data plan (Blackberry or otherwise)?
What about using WiFi services that require access to a web sign-in? Can the 8220 browser be set to hotspot-only access and work for the WiFi web sign-in without a data plan?

2. A Samsung Katalyst (a slider)
Will it work for good or better than Blackberry UMA calling?
Can it access WiFi sign-in screens without a data plan?
Any other notes?

3. A Samsung T339 flip
Will it work for good or better than Blackberry UMA calling?
Can it access WiFi sign-in screens without a data plan?
Any other notes?

Any other suggestions or cautions? Any rumors on new UMA T-Mobile phones, Blackberry or otherwise?
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