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Old 01-21-2008, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, I just upgraded to the T-Mobile 8320 with Wi-Fi, and somewhat understand that UMA can enable you to make calls from another country (for me that would be Mexico) to the US at local based rates (using minutes from your plan).

Whats the difference between uma and UMA? I am connected to my home network now and it shows UMA. When i make international calls from my 8320 to mexico from at home using UMA, the calls are tinny and cut out. On the Edge network it doesn't seem too have that problem.

Also, i thought I could browse the web much faster when connected thru Wi-Fi, but that doesn't seem to be the case either?

Is there any way to make free calls to international locations with the 8320?

Please correct me on anything if im wrong...Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ok, I just upgraded to the T-Mobile 8320 with Wi-Fi, and somewhat understand that UMA can enable you to make calls from another country (for me that would be Mexico) to the US at local based rates (using minutes from your plan).
This is correct. If you are in another country but have UMA on your 8320 then any calls you make will appear as if you are still in the US so your normal billing would apply.

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Whats the difference between uma and UMA?
Lowercase uma means no connection to the RIM servers. Uppercase means connection to the RIM servers. Just like with lowercase/uppercase GPRS/EDGE.

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I am connected to my home network now and it shows UMA. When i make international calls from my 8320 to mexico from at home using UMA, the calls are tinny and cut out. On the Edge network it doesn't seem too have that problem.
What kind of router are you using? What type of Internet service do you have?

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Also, i thought I could browse the web much faster when connected thru Wi-Fi, but that doesn't seem to be the case either?
If you are using the Blackberry browser make sure it is set to Wi-Fi Browser. Start up the browser and press the Menu key, go to Options, then General Settings and change the Default Browser there.

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Is there any way to make free calls to international locations with the 8320?
Not without some sort of third-party software.

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! That answered all my questions!

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Oh yeah, Im using a Linksys WRT54G and its upraded to the latest firmware...

By the way, if I change the browser to Wi-Fi Browser and then save options, it just goes back to the T-Zone browser...???hmmmmm

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ok, I just upgraded to the T-Mobile 8320 with Wi-Fi, and somewhat understand that UMA can enable you to make calls from another country (for me that would be Mexico) to the US at local based rates (using minutes from your plan).

Whats the difference between uma and UMA? I am connected to my home network now and it shows UMA. When i make international calls from my 8320 to mexico from at home using UMA, the calls are tinny and cut out. On the Edge network it doesn't seem too have that problem.

Also, i thought I could browse the web much faster when connected thru Wi-Fi, but that doesn't seem to be the case either?

Is there any way to make free calls to international locations with the 8320?

Please correct me on anything if im wrong...Thanks!
Yikes!!! I might be way off here but you need to read this thread VERY carefully! I would hate to see you in the same boat as this member!

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No, that guy was calling from international to international, not from international to the US....

I already has $1000 bill 5 months ago from Mexico...never again
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Just remember that when you're on UMA and it says "TMobile-wifinetwork" that it is just as if you were in the US on TMobile because, the wifi connects you back to TMobile US.

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okey doke...thanks...

anyone know why my browser keeps going back to T-Zones even though I select and save Wi-Fi? Do I have to download another browser???
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Oh yeah, Im using a Linksys WRT54G and its upraded to the latest firmware...
The issues with call quality that you reported could be due to no QoS going on. With a non-Tmobile router you may need to set up QoS to place a priority on voice calls. Otherwise you're at the mercy of whoever or whatever else is using your 'net connection.

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