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Old 06-27-2008, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just need some clarification(new to the Curve)

Last night was "borrowing" neighbors wifi signal, Curve was set to "wireless prefered" and I was getting a good signal, the WiFi icon on the phone was in bold, and under the date and time it stated the wireless network then Tmobile.

I am now at a free wifi spot (posting this message) and the phone has the same preferences, and is getting a signal. The WiFi icon is greyed out though and it lists Tmobile first, then the wireless network.
Also, if I go into manage connections, I see the Wi-Fi icon is a yellow circle....does this mean its not a strong signal?

I can't tell by the page's reloading on the phone if it's wireless or not?
Any help would be appreciated.
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In "Manage Connections" you should have a green circle with a check mark in it next to WiFi in order to be connected via WiFi.
Also, I think that unless you see UMA in the upper right side of your home screen, you are not connected to WiFi.
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The way I understood the UMA is that if you are on WiFi and there is a spot for this, it will work...didn't think you HAVE to see the UMA to be connected.

Is a bold WiFi icon the best way to see if your connected?
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According to TMO tech rep, you are using the TMO netowrk unless you see the UMA on your screen. This proved true for me when I first got my BB....I thought all calls were going thru WiFi because the WiFi icon appeared in bold on my BB screen, but my TMO bill proved otherwise! When I called TMO, they said I needed to have UMA showing.
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I understand that....I just don't agree that unless you see the UMA, you're not getting WiFi internet access.
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BTW, the best way to check what network you are transmitting on is to do the following:
On Home Screen go to Manage Connections->Services Status. Voice Services, BIS and BES should all say Wi-Fi connection.
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In "Manage Connections" you should have a green circle with a check mark in it next to WiFi in order to be connected via WiFi.
Also, I think that unless you see UMA in the upper right side of your home screen, you are not connected to WiFi.
not so.

if your wifi icon is NOT greyed out, and you have the SSID listed next to your provider on the home screen, you're connected to wifi, whether it says "UMA" or not.

if it says UMA, it simply means the connection has been made to make UMA calls... there are some very limited conditions where you can be connected over wifi but not have UMA capability.

the best way to ensure is to switch off your "mobile network".

if you are receiving a strong signal (manage connections > wifi options > network details) of -40dbm to -90dbm, and you are still not getting a connection, try switching your wifi radio off then back on.

lastly, you the yellow dash means it's connected. the green check means it's connected to wifi AND the BIS server.
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I understand that....I just don't agree that unless you see the UMA, you're not getting WiFi internet access.
You might not agree, but try arguing that with TMO when your bill arrives!
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In the BB help menus, it says yellow dash means youre not connected...
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In the BB help menus, it says yellow dash means youre not connected...
ok, you caught me. i'm lying about everything.
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You might not agree, but try arguing that with TMO when your bill arrives!
t-mobile keeps the ports closed to devices without an internet plan. you cant "accidentally" surf the internet on EDGE if you dont have a plan.
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