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Old 12-07-2007, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i was wondering if anyone could help me. I am an AT&T customer looking to buy a bb. I was looking at the 8820 because of the wifi but it has no camera. I then saw the 8310 which looks very nice but does not have wife. Tmobile has the 8320 which has wifi but no push to talk. i was wondering if the 8310 is wifi capable but somehow needs to be turned on? please if anyone knows let me know thanks
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no the 8310 does not have wifi. there's a difference in the hardware of the phone. however wifi is overrated unless you really feel that talking over UMA would really benefit you.
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No, the 8310 is not WiFi capable. Not even wife capable
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hmmmm well isnt the wifi good for internet? and if so if i took an unlocked 8320 would i still be able to use the push to talk feature
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WiFi does help with browsing speed, quite a bit for me. But the main use of it is for the UMA calls. I am not sure if the Push to Talk feature will work.
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I love the WiFi on the 8320.
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whats a uma call? is that like skype?

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I love WIFI too
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uma is what it is called when you use your wifi to recieve data and make/recieve calls =)
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UMA definition (Phone Scoop)
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hmmmm well isnt the wifi good for internet? and if so if i took an unlocked 8320 would i still be able to use the push to talk feature
Yes, you can use the unlocked 8320 for wifi (data only-no UMA.) If you want PTT you'll have to load the OS and do some modifying to the Platform.alx file on your PC. However, it should work just fine.
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ok so i would have to modify the os, kinda like i do with the palm that i have should i end it here or ask is there a rom program that i can use to switch files and use push to talk? by the way you guys are great, alot of help and many responses thanks so much
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