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Old 04-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my 8120. Works like a champ with Wifi. But what does UMA stand for? Unlimited Mobile Access? That's my guess...
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unlicensed i believe
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never mind,,, I found this:

What is UMA? - Definition (MobileBurn)
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UMA is my lifeblood at home ... i have no tower coverage at all.
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it does rock! My phone works great even in the basement. That was always a dead spot in my house.
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UMA is my lifeblood at home ... i have no tower coverage at all.
UMA is also nice for international travel. And hdawg, might wanna get that FFFFFFFF PIN fixed and you might get better coverage
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Additional info on here, too: UMA Explained:
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So is it "Universal Media Access" (as referenced in the above crackberry write up) or "Unlicensed Mobile Access"? I don't really care as it works great. But I'm curious.

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Generic Access Network (GAN), also known as Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), is a telecommunication system allowing seamless roaming and handover between local area networks and wide area networks using a dual-mode mobile phone. It lets mobile operators deliver voice, data and IP Multimedia Subsystem/Session Initiation Protocol (IMS/SIP) type applications to mobile phones. Its ultimate goal is the convergence of mobile, fixed and Internet telephony (Fixed Mobile Convergence).

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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BUT... and nobody has been able to answer me yet... Will I be charged for calls using UMA? that is my million dollar question at the mo
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UMA = Unlicensed Mobile Access

Calls made via UMA are charged as if you're making them from your home calling area. If you have the H@H add-on, all calls made via UMA are airtime (not long-distance) free. So if you call France when connected via UMA, you pay the international charges, but you don't use your plan allocated minutes
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cheers dawg I am in the UK and on orange. I guess what I might do is make an UMA call and call orange and see if the call registered with them. But what you are saying is basically our service providers know about these calls? Damn!
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cheers dawg I am in the UK and on orange. I guess what I might do is make an UMA call and call orange and see if the call registered with them. But what you are saying is basically our service providers know about these calls? Damn!
Well ya ... its gotta get routed to PSTN somehow
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Pstn?
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Pstn?
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Public switched telephone network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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